200 S. 21st St., Suite 400

Lincoln, NE 68508


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About Thomas

Tom McCarty is a fifth generation Nebraskan, born and raised in Lexington. Mr. McCarty knew from an early age that he wanted to be a lawyer to serve his community and help others resolve difficulties in time of need. He joins his brother and uncle as a fellow attorney and graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Mr. McCarty earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Mr. McCarty then received his legal education from the University of Nebraska College of Law where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Nebraska Law Review and was awarded his law degree with highest distinction in 2009. Upon graduation, Mr. McCarty served three years as judicial clerk to the Honorable C. Arlen Beam of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Mr. McCarty joined the firm in 2012 and his practice focuses on Labor and Employment Law and Commercial Litigation.  Mr. McCarty represents public sector unions across the State of Nebraska comprised of law enforcement officers, correctional officers, juvenile detention officers, and civilians.  McCarty also aids employers in drafting employee handbooks and policies, and represents employees in matters involving disputes over wages and benefits and employment discrimination.

Education & Admissions

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2009 J.D.
    Order of the Coif
    summa cum laude
  • University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, Nebraska, 2006 B.S. Political Science
    summa cum laude

Bar Admissions


  • Nebraska – 2009
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska – 2009
  • Nebraska supreme Court – 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – 2010
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit – 2010
Professional Associations
  • Nebraska State Bar Association – Member
  • Lincoln Bar Association – Member
After Hours
Mr. McCarty and his family are actively involved in Country Bible Church.

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Whether we are assisting a client with a settlement or taking a case to trial, we have the same standard of excellence for every matter we address

Personal Injury

Medical Malpractice
Car & Auto Accident
Products Liability
Serious Personal Injury
Professional Liability

Business Law

Business Transactions
Civil Litigation
Commercial Law
Commercial Litigation
Creditor’s Rights
Intellectual Property
Tax Law

Estate Planning

Business Succession Planning

Workers Compensation

Fraudulent Claims
Compensation Disputes

Insurance Defense


Labor Law

Wrongful Termination
Health Insurance
Wage Rates
Labor Relations

Family Law & Divorce

Child Custody
Domestic Relations
Juvenile Court
Marriage Dissolutions

Real Estate Law

Mediation, Arbitration, & Litigation
Titles, Contracts, & Leases


Alternate Dispute Resolution

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When you are dealing with a tragedy, you need a team of supporters who care about you and will stick by you all the way to the finish. Our attorneys are courtroom tested and have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients either through cases won, or cases settled. We have a seventy-five year track record of success, and we would love to put our experience to work for you.

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Keating O'Gara Law

200 S. 21st St., Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68510

Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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Phone: 402-475-8230
Toll Free: 888-234-0621
Fax: 402-475-8328

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