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.


    American Arbitration Association Panel Member 2019Jim 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 .