ABOUT US

 

For three generations we’ve given the time and attention required in each case to provide peace of mind during difficult times.  We’ve been there to listen and help the family navigate complex laws and regulations.

Whether it’s the death of a loved one, creating a will and trust or starting a new business, we’re here to help. Please stop in or call to set up an appointment so that we visit about what’s right for you and your family.

Dan Jewell started the firm in 1956, and practiced in all areas of the law until his death in 2013. He was President of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 1977 and 1978, and received many awards during his lifetime, including membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers. We’re proud to have practiced with him for over 41 years.
Dennis Collins is a general practice lawyer, with an emphasis on estate and business succession planning. This includes simple and complex estate planning, for all manner of assets. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, and has written over 60 articles for law reviews and various seminars, including an annual presentation on case and legislative updates to lawyers and CPA’s at the University of Nebraska Law School’s “John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program” for over 35 years.
Mike Flood is a general practice lawyer, with an emphasis on business practices, including communication law. He advises clients on general business problems, assists with structuring and implementing business transactions, and consults on a wide variety of business opportunities. He has set up various radio and television station enterprises, as well as related entities and enterprises.
Jane was associated with the firm, having primarily practiced in the estate planning area until her death in 2018. She will be missed.
Donna Funk has been a paralegal with the firm for over 30 years, specializing in real estate, estates, trusts, and business organizations. If you have a problem in these areas, Donna Funk is the friendly link between the clients and attorneys. She maintains and organizes the files, conducts research, drafts documents, and makes sure every client gets the best service. Donna has degrees from both the Lincoln School of Commerce and Bellevue University.
For over 40 years, Cinda Sanders has been the first face you see when coming to Jewell & Collins. She performs many duties at the office, including paralegal functions, helping to draft documents in all areas, as well as providing all levels of support for the firm. She remains a valuable mainstay for all of us, and is a fabulous resource to make sure our clients get “over-the-top” help.
For over eight years, MacKenzie Doerr has provided tremendous paralegal help in maintaining client relationships, as well as drafting documents, organizing files, obtaining estate and trust information from all manner of sources and making sure the clients and staff have what they need. She’s also of great assistance with all billing and bookkeeping services. We love having her with us.

Kyle Petersen is a country lawyer from Tilden, Nebraska. Kyle graduated from the Nebraska College of Law with distinction and began his legal career as an attorney for a law firm in Broken Bow, Nebraska. As a lawyer in a rural setting, Kyle represented clients in a number of different legal matters, including estate and trust administration, civil litigation, and family law. At Jewell & Collins, Kyle is able to devote most of his time to estate planning and real estate transactions, but he continues to represent clients in civil disputes, such as divorces.

Chris German is a general practice lawyer, with a focus on estate planning, real estate, and business entities. The experience Chris gained while working at his family’s farm near Humphrey, Nebraska, provides valuable context for better serving our clients.