ROBERT G. PAHLKE
Born on the Rosebud Indian Reservation of southern South Dakota in 1951, Bob is the son of a farmer/rancher and a schoolteacher.
In those rugged surrounds, he
embraced the countryside and the opportunities it presented, including a multicultural perspective of the world, a frugal, sparing home that taught him the value of hard work at a young age, and the joys of raising, training, and riding horses.
After graduating high school from Mission, South Dakota, Bob left the countryside for South Dakota State University in Brookings.
studied Economics and English, but remained true to his
country roots by participating in collegiate farming and ranching clubs.
As college graduation approached, his
two choices for furthering his
education were to study law or veterinary medicine.
After organic chemistry disabused him of the notion that he
could pursue a career in the sciences, he
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
finished law school in two-and-one-half years instead of the regular three and started to hone his
litigating skills by successfully representing needy clients while he
was still a law student.
work with the law by taking a judgeship in Aurora, Nebraska.
After one year there, he
moved to Scottsbluff and earned a reputation as an unyielding country lawyer who repeatedly represents a single man, woman, or family against large corporations.
And repeatedly wins.
Over the past 30 years, Bob
has represented people of all types, each with the common need for reliable, renowned legal representation.
work has included personal injury and wrongful death suits for clients injured or killed by defective products, negligent driving, railroad negligence, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, premises liability, industrial accidents, and agricultural injuries and damage.
Though this work produces financial results for his
clients (including several million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements), Bob
truly appreciates the friendships that his
From riding horses together to fishing for channel catfish to catching up on times past, his
clients enrich his
life more than any verdict or settlement could.
The same is true of the lawyers Bob teams up with in many of his
Over the years, he
has worked with co-counsel from states including Iowa, Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, Texas, Washington, California and, of course, Nebraska.
Generally, Bob's dedication to his
clients keeps him busy.
free time, though, he
enjoys reading, photographing nature, hiking, coaching Little League baseball, making and eating desserts, spending time with his
children, and riding horses.
has earned an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Mr. Pahlke's Published Cases : Jameson v. Liquid Controls Corp., 260 Neb. 489, 618 N.W.2d 637 (2000); Whitney v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., No. A-97-410 (1998); Wagoner v. Union Pacific Railroad, Case No. C198-750 (1998); David Sea v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, Case No. A-96-1307 (1997); Grote v. Meyers Land and Cattle Co., 250 Neb. 959, 485 N.W.2d 748 (1992); Chlopek v. Schmall, 396 N.W.2d 103, 224 Neb. 78 (1986).