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Joel Carney Omaha Attorney

Joel Carney

Managing Partner, Omaha and Banking, Finance, and Bankruptcy Leader

Joel is a litigation attorney with a wide range of experience in all realms of the dispute process. As a Managing Partner of the Goosmann team’s Omaha office, Joel is equipped to provide his clients with strategic, ambitious and conscientious legal advice. Joel joins the firm with over 17 years of experience practicing in both Iowa and Nebraska, with a background in areas of law including, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and litigation. In his career, he has represented financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, small and large business and individuals dealing with creditors’ rights issues, bankruptcy representation, personal injury, property damage litigation, wrongful death, subrogation, product liability and more. Joel works closely with clients to achieve their litigation goals and will help them navigate and create strategies for every aspect of the dispute process.

Joel’s Practice Areas:

      • Civil Litigation
      • Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy
      • Product Liability
      • Subrogation
      • Trial
      • Insurance
      • Real Estate
      • Business
      • Federal Practice

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Joel was born in Omaha and raised in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Practicing law runs in the Carney family as his grandmother was the first female magistrate judge in the state of Nebraska in Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska. His father was also an attorney licensed for over 40 years in Scottsbluff. Joel attended law school at Creighton University in Omaha, where he first met Jeana Goosmann, the firm’s CEO and Managing Partner. During this time, Joel and Jeana worked closely as part of the Iowa and Nebraska Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. After law school Joel gained vast experience as a partner at multiple Nebraska law firms. 17 years later, Jeana recruited Joel to become Managing Partner of the firm’s Omaha office – and the rest is history!

“I love my job because every case in litigation is unique and challenging. I pride myself in getting solid results for my clients and keeping them involved every step of the way,” Joel says.

Joel is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Iowa Bar Association and has held multiple leadership positions in the Nebraska Bar Association for decades.

Joel and his wife Shaini, spend the majority of their free time watching the activities and sports their three children are involved in. When Joel isn’t chasing the kids, he enjoys golfing, skiing and traveling. He is an avid sports fans with a love for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Creighton Bluejays, Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Royals.

LICENSED IN: Nebraska and Iowa

Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000

University of Nebraska, History, 1995

  • Dean’s List
  • Student Athlete Advisory Board Member

Larson Kuper Wenninghoff & Carney (2013-2017)

Attorney at Law and Partner

  • Civil litigation practice
  • Executing long-term goals and objectives that have been established by the partnership
  • Overseeing the hiring and orientation of new staff
  • Providing leadership necessary to keep the firm growing and profitable

Walentine O’Toole McQuillan & Gordon (2000-2013)

Attorney at Law and Partner

  • Civil Litigation Practice
  • Bankruptcy Practice focusing on Creditor’s Rights

Walentine O’Toole McQuillan & Gordon (1998-2000)

Senior Law Clerk

  • Performed duties involved in processing court documents, maintaining court schedules and compiling forms and reports necessary for a variety of correspondence.
  • State:  Nebraska and Iowa

  • American Bar Association
    • House of Delegates (2015-present)
    • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
    • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Council Board Member
    • Law Practice Division
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Young Lawyer Division
    • District Representative (2009-2011)

Nebraska Bar Association:

  • Executive Committee (2011-present)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates District 2 Representative (2006-present)
  • Nebraska Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Review Board (April 2013-present)
  • Nebraska Supreme Court’s Judicial Resources Committee (2012-present)
  • Legislative Committee (2014-present)
  • Chairman of the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates (October 2013- October 2014)
  • Nebraska Lawyers Foundation Board Member (October 2010-October 2014)

Iowa Bar Association

  • Chair of the Staff of Parish Relations Committee

Past Member of:

  • Board of Trustees
  • Finance Committee
  • Technology and Outreach

Articles and Presentations

  • Provided multiple educational seminars and presentations on various technology issues related to the practice of law and bankruptcy issues related to creditor’s rights


  • Martindale AV-Rate Preeminent Attorney of Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • American Bar Association Lifetime Fellow (2015)