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Jeffery T. Peetz

A native of Sidney, Nebraska, Jeffery Peetz focuses on estate planning, business and mediation, wealth succession planning, and estate and trust administration, including litigation matters. In these areas of practice, he works with individuals, small business owners, larger-sized agricultural operators, and community bank owners, advising them on all matters related to the operation of a successful business.

Jeffery served from 1983 to 1984 as a law clerk for the late former Chief Justice William C. Hastings of the Nebraska Supreme Court. He is a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics, charitable giving as a component of one’s overall estate plan, real estate law and trust administration matters and client communications for attorneys for the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Nebraska State Bar Association and for the American College of Estate and Trust Counsel.

The Charitable Gift Planners of Nebraska recognized Jeffery in 2008 with its Community Sowers Award for outstanding contributions to charitable giving. He has served in various leadership roles in many statewide charitable organizations, including as a past chairperson of the Lincoln Community Foundation.

Jeffery is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC consisting of approximately 2,200 of the nation’s top estate and trust estate attorneys. Membership requires nomination review at the state and national levels, and election by the ACTEC Board of Regents. Jeffery is also a member of ACTEC’s Fiduciary Litigation, State Chairs Steering Committee, and the study committee for the Fiduciary Administration Committee. Jeffery currently serves as the Nebraska State Chair and the Regional Chair for the Heart of America Region consisting of the states of Nebraska , Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. He also currently serves as one of two Governors for the Heart of America Institute III tasked with developing and educating younger attorneys in the Trust and Estate practice.

Having obtained the highest possible rating by Martindale-Hubbell, Jeffery was recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Trusts and Estates. He was also selected by his peers to be listed on The Best Lawyers in America for Estate Planning and Real Estate Law since 2014. In 2015, 2016, 2021, and 2022 Jeffery was recognized as the Best Lawyer in the field of Real Estate Law.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning; Estate and Trust Administration; Estate and Trust Litigation and Resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration; Banking and Financial Institutions; Business Entity and Tax Law; Real Estate; Agricultural Law

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Professional Affiliations

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow; American Bar Association; Nebraska State Bar Association; Lincoln Bar Association; Lincoln Estate Planning Council; Lincoln Probate Discussion Group; National Committee on Planned Giving; Planned Giving Council of Nebraska; Lincoln Community Foundation; Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow; Nebraska Mediation Association


University of Nebraska, Bachelor of Science Business Administration; Creighton University School of Law, J.D.