Michael N. Schirber - Criminal Defense Attorney

in Metro Omaha – Papillion including Douglas, Sarpy, Otoe and Counties NE & Cass and Pottawatomie County IA

Michael N. Schirber
Appeals - Criminal Defense - Litigation

90% of Mr.Schirber's Practice is devoted to Litigation.

Mr. Schirber graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 1970 with a Juris Doctorate Degree, and the University of South Dakota in 1967, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Mr. Schirber is admitted in the following jurisdictions: Nebraska; South Dakota; United States Federal District Court for the District of Nebraska; United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Mr. Schirber has had a distinguished legal career providing valuable services to local government entities, the Nebraska Bar Association and the furtherance of law in the community. He served as Papillion City Attorney for 36 years and in 2011, was recognized by the City of Papillion Mayor as the foremost legal authority in the State of Nebraska in the area of municipal and annexation law. He was the lead counsel in the drafting of subdivision and development agreements for two of the largest shopping centers in Sarpy County, which have a combined taxable valuation of $555,750,000.

Mr. Schirber has been appointed by the Presiding Judges of the District Court of Sarpy County to serve as Alternate Public Defender since 2009, and has represented six persons for first degree murder, numerous persons charged with robbery, burglary, theft, sexual assault, possession and sale of narcotics and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

He has been appointed by the Nebraska Supreme Court to serve as Vice-Chair and Chair of the Fourth District Court Committee on Inquiry; a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission in Judicial District No. 2 for County Court and Juvenile Court vacancies; and appointed for 8 years to serve as a member of the Supreme Court=s Dispute Resolution Advisory Council. In addition, he has been elected as a member of the Nebraska State Bar House of Delegates, the governing body of the Nebraska Bar Association to three 4-year terms.

Mr. Schirber has briefed and argued over 30 cases before the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals.

Mr. Schirber has been appointed by the courts as Special Prosecutor on a number of occasions to prosecute elected and appointed officials charged with criminal violations.

Mr. Schirber is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association; Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association; Omaha Bar Association; Second Judicial District Bar Association and Sarpy County Bar Association.

In 1992, Mr. Schirber was nominated to fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Mr. Schirber was admitted to practice in 1970 in Nebraska and South Dakota. He holds an AV Rating the highest rating for legal ability and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. In 1975, he established a general practice private law firm focusing on family law, criminal law, municipal law, estate planning and probate, personal injury and negligence claims, insurance disputes and litigation. Ninety percent of his practice is devoted to litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Litigation Percentage: 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1970 South Dakota, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska 1970
  • U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha, Bar Association
  • Sarpy County Bar Association
  • Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association
  • Second Judicial District Bar Association
  • National Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Judicature Association
  • Second Judicial District Nominating Commission, District Court
  • Vice-Chair District IV, Supreme Court Committee on Inquiries


  • Creighton University School of Law, 1970 J.D.
  • University of South Dakota, B.A. 1967