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Minja Herian’s primary focus is helping clients navigate all aspects of trusts and estates disputes. Whether a will contest, a trust contest, a contested beneficiary designation form, claims of undue influence or lack of capacity, or similar allegations, she has extensive experience guiding clients through these sensitive matters. She has taken multiple trusts and estates disputes to trial and has obtained favorable jury verdicts in each one. She also has experience with contested guardianship and conservatorship matters, including petitions to appoint guardians or conservators, removal actions, and surcharge actions.

Minja also represents clients in construction, real estate, and commercial litigation matters.  She is no stranger to the courtroom, where she has secured numerous favorable trial verdicts for her clients.

Minja works closely with clients to develop litigation strategies to achieve clients’ objectives and manage their business and litigation interests. She assists clients through all stages of litigation, including commencing the litigation and providing a defense, conducting discovery, participating in trial and arbitrations, and, if needed, engaging in the appellate process.

Experience

Experience

  • 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

Services

Education

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

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

  • Sociology and German

Admissions

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