A Message from Our President 

Holiday Greetings,

The changing of the clocks this past weekend and the chill in the air are just a couple reminders that the holiday season will soon be upon us. It’s a time for family and friends. A time to be thankful, to remember, to celebrate and to look forward.

As I think back on the past several months, one thing keeps coming to the forefront over and over.  It’s the feeling of being a part of a different type of family, my OLPA family.   Over the past two years, but more recently, I have gotten to know many of you not only on a professional, but also a personal basis. I’ve gotten to share in your celebrations and good times and in your trying and hard times.  I have seen the support we offer to each other and I have felt it personally.

This past week, a member came to our board meeting. Not at that time serving on any committee, she came because she wanted to get more involved, to meet new people and to learn more about our association.  She mentioned that the past year had been a busy one for her. Her husband is now home for what they hope might be a year or so from serving our country, and that extra help with the kids will be so welcome. I think we often forget the sacrifice of our military families. Oh, and by the way, they love Omaha and plan to stay here. She mentioned that she just didn’t have time before to get involved, but felt now that she would.  It was so nice having her join us.

So why do I bring this up?  Because there are times in all our lives when we just might not have the time to do anything other than take care of our kids and families, our home and our jobs.  In fact, may times, there is little time for just us. But there will be a time when it does work for you and when that time comes, we will welcome and be grateful for whatever you feel you can contribute.  

So many of you have given so much over many years.  You have and continue to keep our association on solid ground and growing. Even in times when things in your life are hard, an illness, loss of a loved one or loss of a job, you are always there. Thank you.

Speaking of growing.  I would like to welcome our two newest members, Sierra Bustos from Husker Law and Doris Crayton from Lamson, Dugan & Murray, LLP.  Welcome!

I hope you will join us for our November 15 general meeting. Our speaker will be Patrick McNamara on “Estate Planning Tips.”  Also, please mark your calendars for December 6 for the holiday party.  More information is included in this issue of The Legal Pad.

 From our OLPA family to each of your families, here’s wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and may your holiday season be filled with warmth, love, cheer and happiness.



Lynda Henningsen, President of Omaha Legal Professionals Association, can be reached at lhenningsen@omahadailyrecord.com (402 )345-1303 (work), (402 )981-4321 (cell).

If you would like more information about OLPA, please contact our President. 

November General Membership Meeting

Estate Planning Tips
Featuring Patrick E. McNamara
McNamara Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. 

Wednesday November 15, 2017

5:00 Social
6:30 Speaker
7:00 Meeting

$14 Per Person
Cost includes entree, pasta salad, coffee or tea, taxes & tip.

Regency Lodge 
Alpine Room 
909 South 107th Avenue 
(I-80 & Pacific)
Click on the Google Map below for directions.

Our holiday party will be held at Embassy Park Club House on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:30 PM. and the cost is only $5 per person. To register or for a list of any of our events and monthly speakers, click on the link below.

OLPA Event List & Regsitration


Patrick E. McNamara is the Founder and Principal Attorney at McNamara Law Firm, Patrick brings with him over eight years of dynamic experience in the practice of law. Admitted to practice in both Nebraska and New York, Patrick guides his staff and associates using solid legal skills and natural business acumen.   

Patrick began his legal career at a prominent commercial litigation firm in New York, where he represented national clients, including John Deere, Costco, and 1-800-FLOWERS.  From there, he began assisting clients with their wills, trusts and estates.  In his experience, Patrick soon came to realize a need for tailored and focused legal services geared to serving small businesses, individuals, and families. It was then that he decided to create McNamara Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O. 

Patrick is actively involved in the Omaha community as a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Omaha Bar Association, and the Nebraska Bar Association.  He was the Secretary of the Executive Council of the Omaha Bar Association and the Editor of the Young Lawyers Page of the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine.  Patrick is also a Director on the Board of his residential homeowners' association and served as the 2016 President of the Omaha Barristers' Club. 

Originally from New York, Patrick has found a second home in Omaha with his wife, Katherine, who is also a local practicing attorney.  In his free time, Patrick loves to golf and root for the New York Mets, Jets and Islanders. 

Patrick received his juris doctorate in 2009 from Touro Law in New York and his Bachelors of Art, Politics in 2006 from The Catholic University of America. 

Check out our Ways & Means page by clicking the link below for information regarding our Fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward funding our two Scholarships offered.

Ways & Means

Thank you for your support!


TO establish good fellowship among the members of this association and all persons employed in and/or interested in work of a legal nature so that ideas may be exchanged and knowledge increased.

TO establish a high order of business and professional attainment and to further our knowledge of the law and uphold its honor and dignity.

TO create a high standard of ethics among its members.

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