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Matthew G. Dunning

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Omaha Employment Law Attorney 

Helping leaders ditch employee headaches.


Attorney Matthew G. Dunning is an employment law attorney ready to help business leaders, human resource departments and institutions ditch the employee headaches. His goal is to help clients minimize employee conflicts and guide them in ways to avoid future crisis.

Business leaders and employers work closely with Matthew, on workplace matters regarding risk management, complex disputes, employment contract issues, non-competition, discrimination, and harassment claims. Companies count on Matthew and his strong problem-solving skills in their cases.

With over two decades of experience Matthew has represented nonprofit organizations, including advising on employment compliance issues across 11 jurisdictions. With a successful litigation and mediation history, Matthew has defended clients in Iowa and Nebraska courts and in administrative proceedings in multiple states, including Nebraska Supreme Court and Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals arguments.

Matthew is a cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Matthew's "Why":

Matthew's why is his wife. She has a strong interest in raising animals on their acreage outside of Blair. Matthew has been surprised more than once with the animals that have arrived on the property.

Bar Admissions

  • State Courts: Nebraska
  • Omaha Tribe of Nebraska Tribal Court
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Vandenack Weaver LLC., Omaha, NE
    • Attorney, 2018-2022
  • Nebraska Association of School Board., Lincoln, NE
    • Attorney, 2016-2018
  • Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home (Boys Town), Omaha, NE
    • Attorney, 2012-2016
  • State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human, Omaha, NE
    • Medicaid Attorney, 2008-2012
  • Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Omaha, NE
    • Partner, 1998-2008
  • Kennedy Holland DeLacy and Svoboda, Omaha, NE
    • Associate, 1993-1998

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY J.D.

University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Nebraska Bar Association - member
  • President and Board Member, Legal Aid of Nebraska Board of Directors
  • Delegate to the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates
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