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Craig C. Dirrim
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Craig C. Dirrim
Craig C. Dirrim is a partner in the Lincoln Law Firm of Woods &
Aitken LLP, where he practices areas of construction litigation,
alternative dispute resolution, and commercial litigation. Mr.
Dirrim received his B.S. degree and his J.D. degree from the
University of Nebraska. He previously has spoken for various
Professional groups on his areas of practice.
Mr. Dirrim is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and
is admitted to practice before State and Federal Courts, the
Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States
|Kerry L. Kester
Kerry Kester has practiced law with Woods & Aitken LLP since
1981 focusing on construction contracting, construction
dispute resolution, and counseling of construction industry
participants including owners, contractors, design
professionals, subcontractors and suppliers. Mr. Kester is a
frequent speaker and writer on construction related topics and
currently is the Chair of Division 4 of the ABAís Forum on the
Construction Industry which focuses on Construction
Project Delivery Systems.
Mr. Kesterís experience includes complex litigation and Appeals
involving both government and private contracts, and he is
admitted to practice before State and Federal Courts, the Court
of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States Court of
Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
Kory D. George
|Kory D. George
Kory George started at Woods & Aitken in 2002 as a law clerk and
since that time has concentrated in the practice areas of
construction law and commercial litigation. He has lectured and
presented before various trade industry groups and professional
organizations on such topics as AIA contracts, change orders,
killer contract provisions, construction lien and bond claims,
design-build contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders, and
project delivery methods. He is an active member of the American
Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry and is
involved in the Contracts Division. He is also a member of ABA
Section of Litigation Committees on Construction Litigation and
Commercial and Business Litigation.
Bruce A. Smith
|Bruce A. Smith
Bruce Smith is a partner with Woods & Aitken LLP and has
practiced with the firm since January 1999. His practice
encompasses all phases of litigation, arbitration and mediation
with the vast majority of his time spent on construction and
insurance law and the remainder of his time divided between
other civil, commercial and personal injury litigation.
In the area of construction law, in addition to representing
clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation, Mr. Smith
routinely represents owners, architects and engineers, general
contractors and subcontractors in contract negotiations,
contract review, and the development of standard form contracts
and advises these clients regarding contractual transfer of
risk. In the insurance law arena, Mr. Smith focuses on obtaining
insurance settlements for individuals and businesses.
Mr. Smith is affiliated with the American Bar Association Forum
on the Construction Industry, Nebraska Bar Association, Lincoln
Bar Association, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and
Defense Research and Trial Lawyers Association.
Andrew B. Koszewski
Andrew B. Koszewski is a partner with the law firm Woods &
Aitken LLP where he specializes in business planning,
corporate/business taxations and banking and real estate
transactions. His practice experience includes representation,
and counseling, of private companies (including corporations,
limited liability companies and Limited liability partnerships)
engaged in various Industries, trades and businesses. Mr.
Koszewski received his B.A. from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, his J.D. from the University of Iowa College
of Law, and his LL.M. from University of Missouri-Kansas City,
College of Law.
||Krista L. Kester
Krista L. Kester is a partner with Woods & Aitken LLP and
offices in the firmís Lincoln office. Since joining the firm in
2000, she has focused her practice on commercial and
construction litigation, appellate practice, and the
representation of foreign insolvency liquidators.
Ms. Kester received a bachelor of science (with high
distinction) in 1976 and a juris doctorate (with high
distinction) in 1990, both from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to entering private practice, she served
as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Warren K. Urbom,
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and
as an adjunct professor (legal research and writing) at the
University of Nebraska College of Law. She is a charter member
and past president of the Eighth Circuit Bar Association.