James C. ZalewskiAttorney

    I am an attorney who enjoys helping people solve their legal problems. I have been doing this now for the past 36 years, whether it involved a Federal Court jury trial, a State Personnel Board hearing, a mediation, arbitration, or any other type of claim.

    Following my graduation from Creighton University Law School in 1979, I clerked for one year for Justice Lawrence Clinton on the Nebraska Supreme Court. Since that time, I have worked in all aspects of employment law and the related litigation, including all forms of discrimination litigation, contract negotiations, and employee benefits litigation under ERISA. I have also litigated several State and Political Subdivision Tort Claims, and have served as a mediator in over 35 Federal Court employment disputes. I have had a great deal of experience representing State employees and University Professors, including a recent decision in Kercher v. University of Nebraska, 290 Neb. 428 (2015).

    I am a member of the American Bar Association Employment Rights and Responsibilities Subcommittee. I am currently serving as a Co-Chair of the State Legislative Developments Subcommittee. I have actively participated in this group since 1983.

    I have three children and six grandchildren. That alone should tell you how I spend much ofmy free time. In addition, I enjoy collecting and playing vintage guitars. The phrase, “Don’t quit your day job”, would apply to my skill level on the guitar, but I am trying to improve, and enjoy the process.

    If you have a question on any legal matter, I would be happy to discuss it with you and help you try to solve that problem. I will look forward to your call.


    Jim Zalewski recently completed his  final training and testing and is now on the list of arbitrators with the American Arbitration Association .  He passed the initial  screening  as a potential panelist due to his years of experience as a litigator and mediator.  Having now completed the two-day training and testing program , he is available to serve as an arbitrator for your future cases that may require arbitration .