Clete W. Blakeman

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Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Omaha

As an Omaha personal injury attorney, Clete Blakeman is personally and professionally committed to the success of each and every one of his clients. This is why Clete is sought out and specifically selected to represent seriously injured people and the families of individuals who have been killed as a result of the negligence of others. With 28 years of experience, Clete has earned the respect and trust of his community.

In 2018, Clete was recognized as one of the ten best attorneys in Nebraska based upon exceptional and outstanding client service by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Clete is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates—an honor recognizing his commitment to professionalism and ethics in legal representation. He is also a standing member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® in honor of his major individual results, including verdicts, settlements, and awards totaling over one million dollars on behalf of his clients.

Prior to his legal career, Clete was a 3-year letterman at Quarterback for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Husker football team. Following his collegiate career, Clete turned to officiate football at the college level. In 2008, he was selected to join the National Football League (NFL) as an on-field game official. Clete was selected as Referee for Super Bowl 50 (Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers) in February of 2016. Both his football and legal careers have served to cement his natural qualities of a competitive drive and strong leadership skills. Clete remains a true professional, whether he’s on the football field or advocating for injured clients in court.

In December of 2017, Clete was named one of the “12 of the Year’s Most Fascinating Lawyers” in the Journal of the American Bar Association for his skills in advocating for his clients.

Attorney Clete Blakeman as Referee

Additional Businesses

  • National Football League (NFL) Official (2008 to present)
  • College Football Official – NCAA Division 1 (2001-2008)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Cornhuskers – Quarterback
    • 3-year Letterman
    • First Team All Big-Eight Academic Football Squad, 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska – 1991
  • Iowa – 1997


  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law – Lincoln, Nebraska- College - 1991
  • B.S. in Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln- College - 1987

Practice Areas

Community Involvement

Classes & Seminars

  • Trial Skills Seminar, Depositions
  • Presenter
  • PI Kappa Alpha Fraternity – UNO
  • Downtown Athletic Club – Lincoln
  • Mutual of Omaha – Sales Meeting
  • Mutual of Omaha – Seller Awards
  • UNL Spring Game – Tailgate Lincoln
  • UNL Night at the Lied – Student/Athlete Award Lincoln
  • Better Business Bureau – Honorable Chairman
  • Extra - TV Show
  • NBC Today Show - Kathie Lee/Hoda
  • NBC Access Hollywood Live
  • WOWT 6 News
  • KMTV 3 News
  • KMTV Morning Blend Television Show
  • Daily Nebraskan Newspaper
  • Center Sphere Marketing Group
  • Lincoln Children Gala – Lincoln Country Club
  • SAVE Organization – Shadow Ridge Country Club
  • Boys Town Booster Banquet - Omaha
  • Saint Bernadette Fundraiser – Omaha
  • KHSAA Annual Meeting (Kansas City, KS)
  • Christ The King – Fundraiser
  • Omaha Exchange Group
  • Big Red Wrap-up T.V.
  • Omaha Suburban Rotary
  • Omaha Rotary West
  • Young Presidents Organization (YPO) - Omaha
  • Nebraska Claims Association – Omaha
  • Omaha Executive Association

Speaking Engagements

  • St Vincent DePaul Men's Club
  • CU Law School – Sports Law Club
  • Jewish Community Center
  • Omaha Baseball Old Timers Club(South Omaha)
  • Plattsmouth High School
  • Regency Homeowners Association
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Washington Cornhuskers Alumni/Booster Club
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
  • Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
  • Radio “The Bottom Line with Mike’l Severe”
  • Radio “1620am The Zone – Sharp & Benning”
  • UNL Cornhusker Road Show
  • Boystown Awards Banquet
  • Cosmopolitan Club of Omaha
  • University of Nebraska Intramural Sports Annual Banquet
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County Fundraiser
  • Todd-N-Tyler Radio Empire
  • Omaha Children’s Museum Fundraiser
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Nebraska – Honorary Chairman
  • 104.1 FM – Boomer Radio Omaha
  • Leadership York Ceremony (York, NE)
  • WOWTV Midday News – Real Men Wear Pink ACS (Omaha, NE)
  • St Roberts Catholic Church (Annual Fundraiser)

Awards & Associations

  • AV® Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Nebraska State Bar Association: 1991-2013
  • American Bar Association: 1991-2013

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