Bruce Harrison Brodkey

Bruce Harrison Brodkey

Omaha, Nebraska

Bruce Brodkey has practiced law for 43 years, and shares his experience and legal talents with his partners and associates. He has taught many real estate and estate planning classes and seminars, including Advanced Real Estate Law and Keys to Success In A Real Estate Transaction. In 1997, he was named a Fellow by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. Mr. Brodkey is admitted to practice in California, Nebraska, the U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska.

Mr. Brodkey has belonged to many professional associations, including the Nebraska State Bar Association, in which he served as a Member of the House of Delegates from 1977 - 1997. Mr. Brodkey was a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association Ways and Means Committee for several years in the late 1990's and also previously served as the vice chair of the Public Relations committee. He has been a longtime member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Bar Association. In addition, Mr. Brodkey is a lifetime member of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.

Mr. Brodkey earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California.

Mr. Brodkey was an attorney advisor to the City Charter Review Commission in the early 1980s. He has also given numerous speeches on advanced real estate planning and estate planning.



Areas of Practice

  • 35% Estate Planning
  • 25% Corporate
  • 10% Tax Planning
  • 10% Litigation
  • 5% Commercial
  • 10% Real Estate
  • 5% Miscellaneous

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1972
  • Nebraska, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1972
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1976
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1971
  • University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Economics


  • Advanced Real Estate Seminar, National Business, 1994 - 1996
  • Estate Planning Speeches, 1990 - 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska Bar Association, 1971 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1971 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association, 1971 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 1997 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fitzgerald, Brown, Leahy, McGill and Strom, Associate, 1971 - 1979
  • Batt & Brodkey, Partner, 1979 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Regency HomeOwners Association - Board, 2004 - 2008


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi