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Jerald L. Ostdiek


Jerald L. Ostdiek

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Jerald Ostdiek has been practicing law with Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, and Ossian since 1992.  Jerald’s area of practice is focused on school law and helping injured and disabled persons in cases involving personal injury, workers’ compensation claims, social security disability claims, insurance defense and general litigation.  Jerald also represents Western Nebraska Regional Airport, and several insurance companies regarding personal injuries and workers’ compensation claims.  Additional areas include trial litigation, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant matters.

Jerald was born in David City, Nebraska, and grew up in Bridgeport, Nebraska, where he graduated from high school.  Jerald obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University ofNebraska – Lincoln in 1988, and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1992.  Jerald is married and has three children.

Jerald has been a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Scotts Bluff County Bar Association since 1992.  He is a member of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation section and the Association of Nebraska School Board Attorneys.

Jerald is currently the president of the Nebraska Lawyer’s Trust Account Foundation and an exofficio member of the Nebraska State Executive Committee.  Jerald has served as a board member and past president of the
University of Nebraska Panhandle Alumni Association, and has been a board member and held offices in the following organizations: Scotts Bluff County Family Preservation Project, Panhandle Daycare Center, Inc, St. Agnes School Foundation, and the Panhandle Humane Society.  Jerald has been involved in coaching youth sports and activities, including Carpenter Center tackle football league, AYSO Soccer, Carpenter Center flag football, Gering organized baseball, YMCA basketball, youth wrestling, and the Scottsbluff High School mock trial team.

Mr. Ostdiek is BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas


  • Nebraska, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1992


  • University of Nebraska, J.D., 1992
  • University of Nebraska, B.A., 1988

Associations and memberships

  • Scotts Bluff County Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association


Douglas, Kelly, Ostdiek, Ossian, Vogl, and Snyder serves clients throughout the Nebraska Panhandle and Western Nebraska.