Tara Holterhaus

Complex Business Litigator


 Omaha Litigation Attorney

Tara Holterhaus is the “Complex Business Litigator”.  She helps individuals and businesses resolve disputes they may have with other people or companies to come to a beneficial and favorable outcome. Tara is an Omaha attorney who enjoys working with unique problems, brainstorming solutions to the problem, and challenging herself with new issues. She also serves as a fair housing attorney who works to make difficult landlord and tenant law matters as smooth as possible. Tara’s practice areas include litigation and trial law, banking and finance litigation, collections, landlord and tenant law, and gestational surrogacy/carrier agreements. Tara provides the necessary tools and strategic solutions to make sure her clients are satisfied and the dispute is resolved – worth it!


Direct: (402) 315-1242

Office: (402) 280-7648

Tara is passionate and thoughtful, always keeping the client’s goals top of mind.  She knows the importance of strategic thinking and how to apply it to litigation. “For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be an attorney –helping people solve a problem motivates me to think outside of the box. I pride myself on working hard to be the best I can be for my clients.”


Practice Areas

LICENSED IN: Nebraska and Iowa

Tara's “Why”

Tara was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. In her free time, she loves exploring new places, watching football, playing with her dog Duke, traveling, cooking, and reading.

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2018

  • Member, University of Nebraska College of Law National Moot Court Team
  • Senior Member, Nebraska Moot Court Board
  • Competitor, Allen Moot Court Competitions

University of Iowa, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2014

  • Dean’s List

Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt: Lincoln, NE

Clerk, 2017 – 2018

  • Researched and evaluated statutes and case law relevant to client matters and provided legal analysis
  • Drafted, prepared, and filed trial briefs and other pleading documents in civil and family law litigation
  • Strategized for client and adverse party depositions and formulated content and organizational suggestions
  • Interviewed and advised witnesses in civil litigation matters and provided support to witness preparation efforts

Lancaster County Attorney's Office: Lincoln, NE

Senior Certified Law Student, 2017

  • Performed as an assistant county attorney under the supervision of a licensed attorney as part of the University’s criminal clinic course
  • Prosecuted numerous misdemeanor offenses through the negotiation plea agreements, trial preparation, and courtroom appearances
  • Drafted trial briefs, sentencing letters, and internal memoranda on the status of unresolved cases

Bruning Law Group: Lincoln, NE

Clerk, 2016

  • Evaluated statutes and case law relevant to client matters and provided legal analysis
  • Developed research memoranda to attorneys and clients and authored filings in both federal and state court
  • Briefed and counseled attorneys in preparation for witness deposition in a personal injury lawsuit
  • Participated in client meetings and conference calls regarding engagement in political activity and lobbying

Principal Financial Group: Des Moines, IA

New Business Associate, 2014-2015

  • Gathered and accurately maintained information from clients for insurance underwriting purposes
  • Fulfilled office requests within strict deadlines, including the ordering of insurance coverage by outside vendors
  • Coordinated the assembly and mailing of client contracts in compliance with established time frames
  • Reviewed, screened, and cataloged insurance applications and forms returned by clients
  • State: Nebraska, Iowa
  • Coach, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Mock Trial Team (2017-2018)
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Iowa Bar Association
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