Margaret Hershiser has over 25 years of experience advising and representing clients in employment, labor, and benefits law matters, including related litigation, arbitration, and mediation. She also is an expert in education law.
In her employment law practice, Margaret counsels clients throughout the United States on employment contract negotiation and drafting, policies and procedures, wage and hour matters, discrimination matters, workers’ compensation matters, independent contractor matters, noncompetition agreements, severance agreements, and executive compensation and benefits issues. She also represents her clients in employee benefits litigation and arbitration matters and employment-related litigation matters filed in State and Federal courts and before administrative agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. Margaret works closely with EPLI providers and their insureds and successfully defends against heavy financial losses due to employment claims. A frequent author and lecturer, She provides training for management and employees on sexual harassment, workplace diversity, and other legal topics that impact the workplace.
As an education law expert, Margaret is routinely involved in student discipline proceedings and teacher disciplinary actions and terminations. She advises her education clients on contract matters, compliance with open meeting laws, Title IX compliance, and other relevant state and federal laws impacting public education.
Margaret is AV Preeminent rated in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) for Employment Law.
She is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law, where she served as a member of the Creighton Law Review.
Margaret is a member of Koley Jessen's Executive Committee and Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
News & Publications
- Nine Policy Provisions School Districts Need to Have In Place Under Nebraska’s New Anti-Grooming Law10.11.2021
- November 2023
- 18th Annual Employment Law Symposium, 10.24.2023
- Universities’ Compliance with Allegations of Student Misconduct, Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment under Title IXCreighton Law Review Symposium, 03.31.2023
- 17th Annual Employment Law Symposium, 10.18.2022
- Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, 04.20.2022
- Managing Your Workforce in a Post-Pandemic WorldNebraska Society of CPAs, Business and Industry Conference, 04.22.2021
- The Impact of the Supreme Court's Epic Decision on Class and Collective Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements06.13.2018
- SHRM Nebraska State Conference, 08.24.2017
- Omaha Magazine, 07.2021
Honors & Affiliations
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law, 2014-2024
Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2015-2023
Super Lawyers, 2014-2023
Omaha Magazine Top Lawyers of Omaha, Employment Law Management, 2021
"AV" Rating, Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
Community & Professional
Nebraska, Omaha, and American Bar Associations
Nebraska School Board Council of School Attorneys
Children’s Hospital, Board Member
Security National Bank, Board Member
Marian High School, Former Chair, Board of Directors
St. Vincent de Paul School, Former Chair, Board of Directors
Completely KIDS, Board Member, Former Chair
J.D., Creighton University
- Creighton Law Review
B.S., Marymount College (cum laude)
- Business Education
- State of Nebraska
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit