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Anne E. Winner



Anne E. Winner is a 1985 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Her career with Keating O’Gara includes more than 30 years focusing on workers’ compensation cases and nearly 20 years’ experience with judicial ethics matters. She has written and lectured extensively on these subjects for judges, lawyers, employers, vocational consultants and claims personnel.

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Ms. Winner’s workers’ compensation practice involves advising employers and insurance clients from the outset of the claim; analyzing statutory compliance; assisting adjusters, nurse case managers, human resources and dispensary personnel with claims management and investigation; coordinating medical and vocational experts; providing strategies for litigation; and handling lawsuits from initial pleading through trial and appeal for national companies as well as Nebraska industries, small-town factories, family shops, farmers and agri-business employers, and injured employees.

Ms. Winner has practiced in Nebraska state and federal courts at all levels of trial and appeal and before various administrative bodies. She has been rated “AV preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell legal peer review since 1995.

Ms. Winner serves upon request as mediator to the parties of workers’ compensation lawsuits.
After Hours:

When she’s not at home working on crossword puzzles or reading a classic novel, Anne and her husband enjoy travel, from Pamplona to Paris to Prague, seeking out the great cathedrals and art galleries and experiencing the local cuisine, along with a little bit of adventure. Favorite destinations are northern France and Bavarian Germany. For art history lovers like Anne and her husband, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the Chicago Art Institute are special favorites. As a Catholic, Anne weaves sacred places into her travel experiences and especially treasures the Mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the rosary at Lourdes, and the stained glass windows in Chartres. Anne admits she travels on her stomach. This love of food means she’ll try anything the locals recommend, which leads to a few very interesting meals, most notably a serving of Danish ants in Copenhagen, which she described as “tangy!” 

Education & Admissions:


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1985 J.D.
    Law Review: Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor, 1985
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1981 B.A. English


Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1985
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit, 1999
Professional Associations:
Association of Judicial Discipline Counsel1999 - PresentMember
Nebraska State Bar Foundation2005 - Present

Lifetime Fellow – 2010

Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission 1998 - 2004Member
Nebraska State Bar Association 1985 - PresentMember
Workers’ Compensation Section Board of Directors1989 - 1997
Workers’ Compensation Section Chair 1995
Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure 1996 - 1998
Civil Practice and Procedure Committee Chair 1997
Committee on Legislation 1998
Committee on the Centennial 1994 - 2000
Lincoln Bar Association1985 - PresentMember
Board of Trustees 1993 - 1995
Law Day Committee Chair
Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court1990 - 1995
Roscoe Pound Inn 1990 - 1994
Oliver Wendell Holmes Inn 1994 - 1995
Inns Executive Committee 1991 - 1995
Inns Membership Chair 1993 - 1994
Inns Program Chair 1994 - 1995
Notable Achievements:
Notable Cases


Judicial Discipline

In re Schatz, 287 Neb. 952, ____ N.W.2d ______ (2014)

In re Florom, 280 Neb. 192, 784 N.W.2d 897 (2010)

In re Marcuzzo, 278 Neb. 331, 770 N.W.2d 591 (2009)

In re Lindner, 271 Neb. 323, 710 N.W.2d 866 (2006)

In re White, 264 Neb. 740, 651 N.W.2d (2002)

In re Krepela, 262 Neb. 85, 628 N.W.2d 262 (2001)

Workers’ Compensation

Davis v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 269 Neb. 683, 770 N.W.2d 652 (2005)(upheld low earning power rating)

Smith v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 10 Neb. App. 666, 636 N.W.2d 884 (2004)( accident during treatment)

Harmon v. Irby Construction Co., 258 Neb. 420, 603 N.W.2d 813 (1999)(effect of relocation, attorney fees)

McBee v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 255 Neb. 903, 587 N.W.2d 687 (1999)( no duty of employer to investigate compensability, upheld withholding benefits before proof of causation)

Jorn v. Pigs Unlimited, Inc. 587, 255 Neb. 876, N.W.2d 558 (1998)(occupational disease)

Crouch v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 255 Neb. 188, 582 N.W.2d 356 (1998)( repetitive trauma disabilities)

Svehla v. Beverly Enterprises, 5 Neb. App. 765, 567 N.W.2d 582 (1997)(upheld dismissal of fall resulting in death, idiopathic cause, positional risk)

Alley v. Titterington, 233 Neb.71, 443 N.W.2d 615 (1989)( dismissal of back injury)


Barrett v. Rhodia, 606 F.3d 975 (8th Cir. 2010)(aff’d summary judgment for defense products liability toxic exposure)

Kruid v. Farm Bureau, 17 Neb. App. 687, 770 N.W.2d 652 (2009)(statutory employer)

Struve Enterprises v. Travelers Inc. Co., 243 Neb. 516, 500 N.W2d 580 (1993)(policy lapsed, failure to pay premium)

O’Toole v. Brown, 228 Neb. 321, 422 N.W.2d 350 (1988)(insurance restrictive endorsement unambiguous)

Notable achievements

“AV preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell legal peer review since 1995

Nebraska Air National Guard 1974-1985, honorable discharge E-5

Nebraska State Bar Foundation since 2005, Lifetime Fellow – 2010

Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission – 1998 to 2004

Chair, NSBA Workers’ Compensation Section Chair – 1995

Chair, NSBA Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure – 1996 to 1998

Chair, NSBA Civil Practice and Procedure Committee– 1997

Lincoln Bar Association Board of Trustees – 1993 to 1995

Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court Executive Committee – 1991 to 1995

Practice Areas
Workers' Compensation
Judicial Ethics