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Mike Cox's practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation in both state and federal court.

He has litigated a variety of cases, including contract disputes, securities matters, intellectual property matters, product liability matters, construction disputes, bad faith insurance disputes, employment matters, ERISA matters, negligence actions, business torts and disputes in the election industry. He also has a specialty in representing media clients in First Amendment matters, including matters related to reporter privilege, defamation, false light invasion of privacy, access to public proceedings and public records, internet and e-commerce matters, and intellectual property communication and media.

Mike has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2003 for his work in First Amendment Law.



  • Represented large retailer in purchase contract dispute with competitor with millions of dollars at issue
  • Represented various product manufacturers on product liability claims including death cases
  • Represented insured in a multi-million dollar bad faith claim
  • Represented various clients in disputes over software license agreements and trade mark matters
  • Represented various newspaper and television clients on all media related and First Amendment matters

News & Publications


  • MLRC 50-State Survey - Libel (Nebraska Section)
    Media Law Resource Center, Published Annually
  • MLRC 50-State Survey - Employment Libel and Privacy Law (Nebraska Section)
    Media Law Resource Center, Published Annually
  • MLRC 50-State Survey - Media Privacy and Related Law (Nebraska Section)
    Media Law Resource Center, Published Annually
  • To be or not to be, Malice is the Question: An Analysis of Nebraska's Fair Report Privilege from a Press Perspective
    Creighton Law Review, Vol. 36 No. 1, Dec. 2002, 12.31.2002

Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Advertising Law and Litigation - First Amendment Law, 2003-2024
Super Lawyers, 2007-2018
Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Community & Professional

Nebraska, Iowa, and Omaha Bar Associations
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Defense Research Institute
ABA Communications Law Section
Media Law Resource Center


J.D., University of Nebraska, 1983

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Order of Barristers
  • Executive Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1982-1983

B.S., Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1978

  • Mathematics


  • State of Nebraska
    State of Iowa
    U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court
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