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Warren J. Ford III



Licensed in Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado

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Omaha Lawyer in Bankruptcy, Banking and Business

Insolvency and Restructuring Attorney

Corporate Maintenance Leader

Partner Warren J. Ford III is a litigation and transactional attorney, who represents creditors, debtors, banks, and business leaders in civil and commercial litigation, out-of-court workouts, and Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings. Warren also routinely assists clients with complex business transactions and asset acquisitions. Due to Warren’s extensive bankruptcy experience, he possesses a unique perspective which helps him identify his clients’ legal and business problems, so he can provide sound, cost effective solutions and mitigation of financial risk.

Warren has represented more than 2,000 clients in Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy Proceedings. Warren is recognized for his Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor practice. His representation includes consumers, financially distressed entities, and creditors’ rights work for banks and businesses. Warren passionately helps his clients overcome complex financial challenges on the debtor and creditor side so that his clients can spend more time focusing on what’s worth it.

Warren says, “I have wanted to become an attorney since I was child. I knew at an early age that the law effects every facet of our daily lives. I wanted to help individuals and businesses navigate and solve their legal problems”.

LICENSED IN: Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado

Warren’s “Why”

Outside of work, Warren enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants with his wife and spending time with his two little boys and their goldendoodle, Remy!

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
  • University of Nebraska College of Law Lincoln, NE, Juris Doctor, May 2011
    • Ann Freese Lowe Memorial Scholar, Merle & Frances Jones Scholar, Keating Textbook Scholar and Paul D. Brunner Memorial Scholar
    • CALI Award in American Foreign Affairs Law & Policy Seminar
    • Grether Moot Court Competition; Client Counseling Competition, Semifinalist
    • Black Law Student Assoc.,1L Representative
    • Big Brother/Big Sister Program
    • Delta Theta Phi
    • Clerk of the Exchequer
    • Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 2008
    • Memorial and Ignatian Scholarship Recipient
    • Dean’s List
Previous Employment
  • Skrupa Law Office, LLC: Omaha, Nebraska
    • Senior Associate Attorney, 2012 – 2019
      • Represented Debtors and Creditors in all aspects of Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy proceedings from initial consultations to the conclusion of their case.
      • Prepared and argued briefs and motions before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Attended Meeting of Creditors.
      • Negotiated debt settlements for Debtors; Collect debts for Creditors through alternative dispute resolution and civil litigation in state courts
  • Koley Jessen P.C., LLO: Omaha, NE
    • Project Associate Attorney, 2011
      • Worked in collaboration with Jones Day law firm on a complicated document review and analysis project to assist a publicly traded company in responding to an investigation initiated by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
  • University of Nebraska – Civil Clinic: Lincoln, NE
    • Certified Senior Law Student, 2011
      • Worked as lead counsel for a variety of civil cases; Negotiated with opposing counsel.
      • Prepared and argued pretrial motions; Participated in hearings and trials before the County and District Courts of Lancaster County and Nebraska Administrative Courts.
      • Drafted pleadings, motions, briefs and settlement agreements.
  • Nebraska Attorney General’s Office: Lincoln, NE
    • Law Clerk, 2010
      • Assisted attorneys with discovery, trial strategy and trial preparation.
      • Drafted pleadings, motions and briefs.
      • Conducted legal research; Drafted legal memoranda.
      • Offer extended to come back.
  • Nebraska Appleseed: Lincoln, NE
    • Law Clerk, 2009-2010
      • Provided legal assistance for low-income clients.
      • Conducted legal research; Drafted legal memoranda;
      • Wrote legislative policy briefs and participated in outreach events to extend health care coverage for Nebraska children.
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
    • Banking Section Member of Executive Committee
    • Bankruptcy Section Member of Executive Committee
  • Iowa Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
    • Consumer Bankruptcy Committee
    • Young and New Member Committee
    • Financial Service Litigation PAC


  • 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • American Bankruptcy Institute’s 2022 40 Under 40
  • 2023 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law