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Patrick Barrett, JD



Faculty - Law Adjunct

Patrick Barrett, JD


Mr. Barrett has represented both private and public sector clients with respect to labor and employment matters, collective bargaining, EEO/affirmative action matters, Fair Labor Standards Act and Occupational Safety and Health matters. Mr. Barrett has represented the Firm’s clients in a wide variety of proceedings, including federal court and agency proceedings involving employment, and civil rights and labor law litigation as well as state court and state agency actions, including jury trials and appellate work. Mr. Barrett also drafts employment contracts including such provisions as noncompetition, nondisclosure and confidentiality provisions.
Mr. Barrett also advises management on various issues, including, but not limited to, hiring, workplace investigations, discipline, terminations, leave of absence issues, human resource policies and procedures, wage and hour issues, traditional labor issues, and other various state and federal laws.

Honors & Awards
• Rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®
• Named Best Lawyers® 2011 and 2012 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Omaha
• Named Best Lawyers® 2014 and 2018 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Omaha
• Included in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2011 in the fields of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment (peer nominations)
• Selected to 2012, 2017-2022 Super Lawyers® Top 10: Nebraska Super Lawyers
• Selected to the 2007-2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers® list
• Listed in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Labor & Employment–Band 1) (peer review)
• Listed in Omaha Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in Omaha” for Labor and Employment (July/August 2021 Edition)

• LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., 1983
• COLLEGE: Creighton University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1980