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 was born in Norfolk and raised in Tilden, where he attended Elkhorn Valley Schools until his graduation from high school in 2003. Mr. Petersen then attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and obtained a B.S. degree summa cum laude in 2007. While at Kearney, Mr. Petersen served in the UNK Student Senate, received the Communication Department’s Outstanding Senior Award, and won a statewide collegiate writing contest for journalism students.

After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Petersen worked for the State of Nebraska for four years, including three years for the Nebraska Legislature. In 2011, Mr. Petersen left the Legislature to attend the University of Nebraska College of Law on a full-tuition scholarship. While in law school, Mr. Petersen served as president of Christian Legal Society and worked as a research assistant for Professor Adam Thimmesch. He also participated in the Entrepreneurship Clinic and the Family Law Practice course to work on real legal matters prior to his admission to the bar.

Mr. Petersen graduated from the College of Law with distinction in 2014. He then began his legal career as an attorney for Sennett, Duncan, Jenkins & Wickham, P.C., L.L.O. in Broken Bow, Nebraska. As a lawyer in a rural setting, Mr. Petersen represented clients in a number of different legal matters, including estate and trust administration, civil litigation, and real estate transactions. Mr. Petersen also was qualified as a guardian ad litem under the Nebraska Probate Code and the Nebraska Juvenile Code.

In Broken Bow, Mr. Petersen served on the Board of Trustees of the Broken Bow Public Library and the Board of Directors of a local baseball organization. He also was an elder of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Merna and a graduate of Leadership Custer County.

Mr. Petersen is married to Deniece Petersen and has three children, ages 1 to 6. He has multiple family members in Northeast Nebraska and is excited to be back in Tilden.

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.