I was well informed through the whole process. I would definitely recommend this firm.

Kathy H.

I was well informed through the whole process. I would definitely recommend this firm.

Kathy H.

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Douglas G. Pauley

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, political science and law. She currently works in Washington D.C.

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
  • Highland Realty Board
  • Lochland Country Club
  • Endowment Committee – First United Methodist Church
  • Highland Realty Board, Lochland Country Club
  • Nominating Committee, Lochland Country Club

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
  • 2017 Ethics Update


  • 2018 Annual Estate Planning & Probate Institute: The Nuts and Bolts of Probate
  • NBI National Business Institute, “Medicaid Liens (and More) in Personal Injury Settlements: New Rules and Regulations”
  • 2018 Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar. Topics included:
  • New Legislation Update
  • Determining Reasonable and Necessary Care
  • Basis for Impairment, Using or Not Using AMA Guides
  • The Appeals Process
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • New Caselaw Update
  • Ethics in the Battlezone
  • The Competition
  • Workers’ Compensation Section Networking Reception
  • The Con-Going Role of VR Evident in a LOEC


  • 2019 Advanced Estate Planning Institute
  • LLC Operating Agreements Gone Wrong
  • Administrative Office of the Courts/Probation – 2019 Summer CLE Session by Attorney Services Division
  • NSBA 2019 Workers Compensation Seminar


  • National Business Institute – Proving Exacerbation of Pre-Existing Injuries: Doctor and Attorney Perspectives Webcast
  • NSBA 2020 Annual Estate Planning Seminar
  • Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company – Change in Plan: Firm Finances and Remote Financial Management for Lawyers


  • NATA Representing the TBI Client Webcast
  • NBI Estate Planning Tools and the New Laws: What Still Works (and What Doesn’t)


  • SECURE ACT Webinar
  • 2022 Probate Seminar Webcast
  • NSBA 2022 Workers’ Compensation Seminar via webcast
  • NSBA Ethics Issues in Procurement, Conflicts of Interest (and more!) Webinar


  • CCC Foundation – Adams County High School Student Recognition
  • Luncheon
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • Nebraska Land Trust
  • The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation
  • UNL Foundation
  • UNL Law School
  • YMCA
  • United Way
  • Habitat for Humanities

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