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Brian E. Jorde

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Brian E. Jorde Managing Lawyer


“I don’t like bullies or those that think because they have more money or connections or lobbyists they can take advantage of others, that is why I became a trial lawyer – to level the playing field everywhere possible one case at a time.”

Jorde has won and settled multi-million dollar cases and has won law changing appeals relating to constitutional and other legal challenges for clients. Practicing in state and federal courts across the country Brian feels most at home in the courtroom.

"The possibility of trial is the only thing that seems to sober up huge corporations and insurance companies and if they think you are afraid to try a case or don’t know what you are doing, your client will not get the outcome they deserve" - Brian Jorde

Often in the news and on television for protecting his clients rights and never afraid to take on the toughest cases. Work for the last many years has included representing landowners opposed to eminent domain for private gain and protecting their family interests related to the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline.

Jorde also brings extensive business experience in real estate development, land issues, and personal entrepreneurship, to Domina Law Group. Jorde was raised in Wayne and Omaha, NE. His undergraduate degree in Philosophy is from Vanderbilt University, and his law school education was at Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School in Lansing, MI.

Prior to joining Domina Law Group, he worked for several years in complex commercial real estate areas. His work included notable projects, including negotiations for sale of property now used for the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR. Other major projects included property acquisitions complimentary to the Ambassador Bridge, providing the official NAFTA connection between the U.S. and Canada. He was also involved in environmental issues affecting real estate, and successfully completed a rare orphan oil well cleanup project in Michigan without costs to his clients.

“I am fortunate to love what I do. Does it come at a cost, yes. Does it mean late nights, weekends, and holidays working on legal problems, yes. But righting wrongs and winning never gets old.”

Brian Jorde In The News

Brian Jorde has been interviewed hundreds of times by local, state, national, and international news media for his work on high profile legal challenges and for his legal perspectives on current events. Whether it is on ABC World News Tonight discussing wrongful death by Police use of excessive force or battling oil industry lobbyists over the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline on Canadian Broadcasting Corp’s Evening News, Brian Jorde can be seen advocating not only for his clients, but also for all affected by injustice.

Recent News:

Areas of Practice

Watch and Listen to Brian Jorde's Recent State & Federal Oral Arguments

Carbon Transport v. Malloy, et al.

Rodriguez v. Catholic Health Initiatives

TransCanada v Antelope Appeal

Landowners v TransCanada Pipeline Co.

Rodriguez v. Catholic Health Initiatives, et al

Brian Jorde's Oral Argument in Sexual Assault Case

In re-Estate of Sheen

  • Domina Law Group Clients, three Trustees of a Family Trust, requested permission to sell 640 acres of farm and pasture ground and to distribute the cash proceeds to the three beneficiary siblings that have been in litigation against each other for twenty years in attempt to end the fighting. Two Beneficiaries objected and requested the Court distribute the land in undivided interests. Decision on Appeal is pending.
  • Watch the Oral Argument (Nebraska Court of Appeals)

Scott v. ABC Native American Consulting

Trial Experience

Mr. Jorde has tried cases to verdict and judgment to juries and to the bench in State and Federal Courts.
Some of Mr. Jorde’s trial experience includes the following types of cases:

  • 1st Amendment – Free Speech
  • Bankruptcy Adversary Proceeding – Fraudulent Transfers
  • Breach of Contract
  • Commercial Vehicle & Pedestrian Accidents
  • Condemnation
  • Constitutional Challenges
  • Construction Defects
  • Conversion
  • Criminal
  • Crop Loss – Herbicide Damage
  • Estate & Trust Administration Disputes
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian Accidents
  • Nuisance – Noise and Smell
  • Property & Land Disputes
  • Will Contest & Trust Contest - Undue Influence, Mental Capacity, Duress, Fraud
  • Wrongful Death – Numerous, including Product Liability and Deadly Force by Police

Upcoming Trials

  • Family Business Dispute
  • Medical Malpractice leading to Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Death – Car/Truck Accident
  • Wrongful Death – Car Accident
  • Wrongful Death – Excessive Use of Force by Police
  • Wrongful Death – Hospital failure to transfer psychotic person to Police
  • Product Liability leading to Wrongful Death & Personal Injury
  • Will Contest over $50 million
  • Eminent Domain – 70 separate cases

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Wisconsin


  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • College International de Cannes, France

Award-Winning Trial Lawyers

  • Best Law Firms
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Trial Lawyers
  • AV Rated

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