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John A. Lentz Founding Attorney


John Lentz chose the legal profession because he wanted a challenging and rewarding career helping people in unfortunate situations to plan and avoid those same circumstances in the future.

He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, receiving a Juris Doctorate with Distinction in 2010. He also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Ohio University


  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
  • American Law Institute/American Bar Association’s Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • 5 Best Attorney's in Nebraska

Licenses, Presentations & Publications:

  • Licensed to practice law in Nebraska State Courts and 8th Cir. September 2010, Bar Number: 24420
  • John A. Lentz, When Canons Go to War in Indian Country, Guess Who Wins? Barret v. United States: Tax Canons and Canons of Construction in the Federal Taxation of American Indians, 35 AM. IND. L. REV. 211 (2010).
  • Author, Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook, Chapter 12: Bankruptcy Appeals, 2016 Edition, NSBA
  • John A. Lentz & Dennis Blackman, Tax Ramifications and the Bankruptcy Estate, NSBA Bankruptcy Seminar, June 2016
  • John A. Lentz, Bankruptcy: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Not Getting Paid, NSBA Annual Meeting, 2016; & Young Lawyers Section, NSBA Seminar, September 2021
  • John A. Lentz, Chapter 12 Bankruptcy, NSBA Annual Meeting, Ag Law Section, October 2018
  • John A. Lentz & David P. Lepant, When the Heart-Broken are Financially Broken: Divorce and Bankruptcy, 14 THE NEB. LAWYER No. 3, 11, March 2011
  • Issue Editor, The Nebraska Lawyer, January/February 2018
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Member 2010; 2014-Present
  • Chair, Bankruptcy Section, NSBA 2017
  • Bankruptcy Practice Committee, 2018
  • NSBA Legal Services Committee 2017-2019


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 2007-2010

  • Juris Doctorate with distinction conferred, May 2010
  • Business Transactions Program of Concentrated Study
  • 2010 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards:
    • Business Planning
    • Bankruptcy
    • Secured Transactions
    • Native American Law Seminar
  • 2010 American Bankruptcy Institute’s Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy
  • 2010 ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • 2010 First Prize, American Indian Law Review National Writing Competition

Ohio University, Athens, OH 2004-2006

  • Master of Arts conferred June 2006
  • Major: Philosophy