Douglas G. Pauley

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906 W 2nd St, Rm 206
Hastings, NE 68901

Phone: 402-462-5187

Douglas G. Pauley

Get to Know Doug

My wife, Kristin and I, have lived in Hastings since 1981. This is when I joined the law firm of Conway and Connolly. Kristin and I have been married since 1978 and we have three children, Bryan, a banker in Littleton, Co., who has given us two wonderful granddaughters, Scott, an attorney in our law office, and Lauran, who has degrees in journalism and political science and hopes to soon obtain a law degree too.

I enjoy the practice of law immensely. It gives me great satisfaction to know that I am helping people during some of their darkest hours, whether they have been hurt, or lost a loved one. When I am not practicing law, Kris and I enjoy playing tennis, doing yard work, enjoying our friends in Hastings, and getting away to Estes Park to enjoy the Rocky Mountains and see our son, Bryan, and his daughters, Hannah and Lilly.

Oh, also, I am an avid Husker fan; football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, all things Nebraska, I cheer for. GO BIG RED!

Kris and I both grew up in Lincoln, NE, but Hastings has been our home since 1981. This is a great community that we have been blessed to raise our family in. We believe it is important to give back to the community as best we can, and in this regard I have served on number of non-profit boards, including our church, First United Methodist Church, and otherwise enjoy volunteering whenever I can for projects within our community.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. 1981
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, B.A. with distinction


  • 1981 Nebraska and U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • 2008 Colorado Barristers and National Trial


  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Adams County Bar Association
  • National Member of the Order of the Barristers
  • Thomas Stinson Allen Appellate Moot Court
  • University of Nebraska College of Law National Trial Competition Team

Continuing Legal Education

  • UNCL 2011 Estate and Business Planning Program
  • NCLE Anatomy for Lawyers featuring Professor Samuel Hodge
  • 2011 NCLE Annual Real Estate Institute
  • NATA 2012 Lien Law Seminar
  • NBI Structuring Injury Settlements to Offset Government Liens
  • NATA Agricultural Tax Seminars
  • UNCL Estate and Business Planning
  • NSBA 2012 New Legislation Update
  • NBI Medicare Set-Asides in Workers’ Compensation
  • NCLE NSBA Central Nebraska Estate Planning Seminar
  • NSBA 2012 Ethics Update Part 1
  • NCLE The Annual 2013 Estate Planning and Probate Institute Trust Us: Make of It What You Will
  • 2013 Estate and Business Planning Program
  • NSBA Advanced Estate Planning Conference
  • NCLE 2013 Real Estate Institute
  • Stafford Estate Planning Update for 2014
  • NCLE Trusts and Estates 101
  • UNCL 2014 Estate and Business Planning Program
  • NBI The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Injury Settlements
  • NBI How to Cross-Examine Vocational Experts
  • NATA Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation
  • NATA 2015 Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • NSBA 2015 Annual Estate Planning and Probate Institute Focus on Agricultural Estate Planning
  • UNCL 2015 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program
  • NBI Advanced Auto Injury
  • NBI: Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012 (Video Webcast)     
  • NBI: Back Neck and Brain Injuries: Doctor and Attorney Perspectives (Video Webcast)
  • NBI: Top Single Member LLC Mistakes to Avoid (Teleconference)
  • NATA 2017 Workers’ Compensation Seminar     
  • NBI Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers
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Areas of practice

  • Personal injury
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Social security
  • Civil litigation
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Business and corporate law
  • Real estate and property law
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