Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Peer Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Omaha
As an Omaha personal injury attorney, Clete Blakeman is personally and professionally committed to the success of each and every one of his clients. This is why Clete is sought out and specifically selected to represent seriously injured people and the families of individuals who have been killed as a result of the negligence of others. With 28 years of experience, Clete has earned the respect and trust of his community.
In 2018, Clete was recognized as one of the ten best attorneys in Nebraska based upon exceptional and outstanding client service by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Clete is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates—an honor recognizing his commitment to professionalism and ethics in legal representation. He is also a standing member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® in honor of his major individual results, including verdicts, settlements, and awards totaling over one million dollars on behalf of his clients.
Prior to his legal career, Clete was a 3-year letterman at Quarterback for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Husker football team. Following his collegiate career, Clete turned to officiating football at the college level. In 2008, he was selected to join the National Football League (NFL) as an on-field game official. Clete was selected as Referee for Super Bowl 50 (Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers) in February of 2016. Both his football and legal careers have served to cement his natural qualities of a competitive drive and strong leadership skills. Clete remains a true professional, whether he’s on the football field or advocating for injured clients in court.
In December of 2017, Clete was named one of the “12 of the Year’s Most Fascinating Lawyers” in the Journal of the American Bar Association for his skills in advocating for his clients.
- National Football League (NFL) Official (2008 to present)
- College Football Official – NCAA Division 1 (2001-2008)
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Cornhuskers – Quarterback
- 3-year Letterman
- First Team All Big-Eight Academic Football Squad, 1987
- Nebraska – 1991
- Iowa – 1997
- American Bar Association, 1991 – 2013
- Nebraska Bar Association, 1991 – 2013