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John Matson helps businesses resolve commercial disputes. From breach of contract claims to intellectual property and employment issues, he is experienced in all stages of litigation, including all aspects of the pretrial process, trial, and appeals therefrom.

John practices in both state and federal court and assists in the resolution of disputes through arbitration and mediation. He helps clients analyze the factual bases for their claims and defenses and crafts legal strategies to efficiently and effectively resolve their disputes.



  • Represented publicly traded payment systems company in federal court in prosecution of its breach of contract and trade secrets misappropriation claims seeking millions of dollars in damages
  • Represented pivot manufacturing company in guarantee enforcement suit securing a jury verdict in excess of $1mm
  • Prosecuted claims on behalf of homeowner against general contractor and architect for negligence and related causes of action seeking over $1mm in damages
  • Represented regional outlet mall developers in dispute with publicly traded software company in federal court involving breach of contract, intellectual property causes of action and related claims
  • Defended regional bank against claims of patent infringement
  • Represented manufacturer in breach of contract action requiring navigation of Hague Convention and international law
  • Defended and prosecuted claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Defended and prosecuted claims on behalf of various businesses in the construction sector

News & Publications


  • Drinking From the Fire Hose: Practice Pointers for New Lawyers
    The Nebraska Lawyer, 2016
  • 05.30.2014
  • Huskers Jump on Congress’s Fumble: Nebraska Rules of Evidence 413-15 Correct the Facial Deficiencies of Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415, 45 
    Creighton L. Rev. 277, 277-323, 2011

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018

Community & Professional

Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2017-2018
Inns of Court, Omaha, NE Chapter
Regular Volunteer and Leader at Local Mormon Church Congregations



J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2013 (magna cum laude)

  • Certificate of Concentration: Business Law
  • Student Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review, 2012-2013
  • Creighton Moot Court Competition Champion & Outstanding Oralist, 2012
  • Order of the Barristers
  • David A. Svoboda Trial Advocacy Award

B.A., Brigham Young University, 2010

  • Russian


  • State of Nebraska
    U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
    U.S. District Court, District of California (Pro Hac Vice Admission)
    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 
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