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John M. McHenry (1948-2018)

John M McHenry

John M. McHenry

Shareholder since 1975
Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska
Phone:
402-858-4263
800-231-3624
Fax:
402-476-2301
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Business Organization
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1973
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1975

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - May, 1973
  • University of Nebraska, College of Business Administration
    • B.S. - June, 1970
    • Major: Business Administration

Classes/Seminars

  • Status of Adult Guardianships and Conservatorships in the Nebraska Court System, Nebraska Supreme Court 2010 Review Committee
  • Presenter, Statewide Elder Rights Training via Satellite, 2010
  • Presenter, Medicaid planning, Lincoln Estate Planning Council, 2006
  • Presenter, Technology Seminar, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • Presenter, Probate Seminar- Uniform Trust Creditors, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 2004
  • Nebraska Legislative Bill LB 361 - Prepared Creditor Rights Section, Uniform Trust Code Commentator, 2003
  • Presenter, Uniform Trust Code, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 2003
  • Presenter, Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 2001
  • Presenter, Estate and Business Planning Seminar, 2000
  • Presenter, Elder Law Issues Seminar, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 1999
  • Presenter, Prepared Estate and Guardianship Forms, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 1997
  • Presenter, Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, 1997

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale Hubbell Ranking - AV (A is highest Rank, V is Very Ethical), 1993 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 2006 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow, 2001 - Present
  • Scottish Rite 33 Degree Inspectors General Honorary

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Current, Member, 1973 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Member Executive Council
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Bench\Bar Conference Committee Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Mentor in Mentoring Program
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Member of Ways and Means Committee
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Chair of Member Services Committee
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Fund Raising Committee for Barristers Ball
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Budget Committee Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Judiciary Committee Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Prior, Planning Committee for Annual Meeting Member
  • Lincoln Bar Association, Member, 1975 - Present
  • Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association of Nebraska, Board Member and President, 1993 - Present
  • Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association of Nebraska, Member of Fund Raising Committee, 2009 - Present
  • Metropolitan Area Guardianship/Conservatorship, Lincoln Chapter, Founding Member, 2004
  • Metropolitan Area Guardianship/Conservatorship, Lincoln Chapter, Chair of Legal Committee and Fund-raising Committee, 2004 - Present
  • Metropolitan Area Guardianship/Conservatorship, Lincoln Chapter, Volunteer Attorney, 2004 - Present
  • Lincoln Lodge Number 19, Member, 1974 - Present
  • Lincoln Lodge Number 19, Master of Lodge, 1982
  • Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Grand Master, 1990
  • Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Chair of Office Committee, 1984 - 1989
  • Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Chair of Jurisprudence Committee, 1991 - 2008
  • Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Member of Jurisprudence Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Grand Lodge of Nebraska, Past Grand Masters Association, 1991 - Present
  • Nebraska Masonic Home, Board Member, 1985 - 1995
  • Nebraska Masonic Home, Board Member, 2003 - Present
  • Nebraska Masonic Home, Chair of Resident Management Committee, 2003 - Present
  • Nebraska Masonic Home, Foundation Board Member, 2003 - Present
  • Nebraska Masonic Home, President, 2013 - Present
  • Beta Theta Pi Alumni Association of Nebraska, Treasurer
  • Beta Theta Pi, Alpha Tau Chapter, Financial Advisor
  • Lincoln Probate Council, Lincoln Estate, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Estate Planning Council, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Lincoln Orchestra Association, Board Member
  • Lincoln Orchestra Association, Chair of Annual Fund Raising
  • Nebraska Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships & Conservatorships, Member, 2013 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • National Bank of Commerce, Lincoln, Nebraska, Trust Officer, 1974 - 1975
  • Meier & Adkins, Minden, NE, Associate, 1973 - 1974

Pro Bono Activities

  • Scottish Rite Masonry Lincoln Valley - 33 Degree Inspectors General Honorary
  • Scottish Rite Masonry - Jurisprudence Committee Member, 2013 - Present
  • Sesostris Shrine Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Kiwanis Club of Lincoln - Member
  • Lincoln City Games and Parks Advisory Board Member
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church Vestry Board Member
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church Fund Raising Committee
  • St. Matthews Episcopal Church Chair of Personnel Committee
  • Board Member, Lincoln City Games and Parks Advisory
  • Board Member, St. Monica's Home
  • Board Member, St. Matthews Episcopal Church Vestry
  • Executive Officer , Nebraska Order of DeMolay, 1991 - 1993
  • Board Member, Masonic Eastern Star Home for Children, Fremont, NE
  • Secretary, Nebraska Masonic Foundation
  • Treasurer, Nebraska Masonic Foundation
  • Board Member, New Masonic Temple Association Board
  • Board Member, Home Services for Independent Living, Lincoln
  • Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Lincoln, NE
  • Board Member, Arthritis Foundation Nebraska Chapter
  • Board Member, CHAD
  • Cub Scout Den Leader
  • Member of Planned Giving Committee, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation
  • Trustee, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation
  • Board Member, Lincoln Chamber Orchestra
  • Chapter Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Member of Planned Giving Committee, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Board Member, Lincoln Orchestra Association
  • Lions Club Minden, NE
  • Madonna Foundation, President's Council

McHenry Haszard Law
1220 Lincoln Mall
Suite 250
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-858-4263
Toll Free : 800-231-3624
Fax: 402-476-2301
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