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Minja Herian assists clients through all stages of the litigation process, from commencing the litigation and providing a defense, conducting discovery, participating in trial, and, if needed, engaging in the appellate process.

She works closely with clients to develop early strategies to manage both business and litigation interests. Her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, both in state and federal court, and includes cases involving business torts, contract disputes, negligence actions, construction and real estate disputes, director and officer defense and trust and estate litigation.



  • Represented a national energy company in multiple multimillion-dollar complex contract litigations
  • Successfully defended a $16.9 million dollar software fraud claim for zero (0) dollars
  • Represented numerous officers and directors in multiple district courts involving multimillion-dollar claims for gross negligence and breach of fiduciary duties brought by the FDIC and SEC
  • Obtained dismissal of alleged statutory violation claim affecting a $30 million contract, which was upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Successfully represented global electronic payments provider in a software installation dispute
  • Successfully represented clients in a trust dispute and related conservatorship action, which was upheld by the Nebraska Supreme Court

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Honors & Affiliations

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2021

Community & Professional

The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Dean's Advisory Board Member, 2022-Present
Teammates Millard, Board Member and Mentor, 2021-Present
Knights of Aksarben Foundation, Floor Committee, 2020-Present
Project Harmony, Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Committee, 2017-Present
Nebraska State Bar Association, Barrister's Ball Committee, 2017-Present
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2016-2017



J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 2011 (with distinction)

B.A., University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2007

  • Sociology and German


  • State of Nebraska
    U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
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