Approved Federal Mediator - James E. Gordon

Contact Information

DeMars, Gordon Law Firm
P.O. Box 81607
Lincoln, NE 68501-1607

Work Phone (402) 438-2500
Fax (402) 438-6329
E-Mail jgordon@demarsgordon.com
  • Admitted to practice in the state of Nebraska on 06/25/1974.
  • First approved as mediator by US District Court on 04/16/1998.
  • Reapproved as mediator by US District Court on 07/21/2008.
  • Hourly Rate: $225.00.
  • Willing to travel to other parts of Nebraska to mediate cases in primary subject areas of competence.
  • Willing to travel to other parts of Nebraska to mediate cases in secondary subject areas of competence.
Mediated Cases: 
  • Ayers v. Ayers (State Court) - Full Agreement - 09/14/1995
  • Schneider v. Schneider (State Court) - No Agreement - 09/25/1995
  • Souders v. Fleming (FMLA - State Court) - 11/09/1996
  • Souders v. Fleming (Family Medical Leave Act - Federal Court) - No Agreement - 11/13/1996
  • Bergholz v. St. Elizabeth (Job Discrimination-Employment - Federal Court) - No Agreement - 04/09/1997
  • Bergholz v. SECHC (ADA - State Court) - 04/09/1997
  • Znamenacek v. Znamenacek (Custody-Child Support - State Court) - Full Agreement - 06/05/1997
  • Peavler v. Menard's (Job Discrimination-Employment - Federal Court) - No Agreement - 09/30/1997
  • Kubert v. Kubert (Parenting Plan - State Court) - Full Agreement - 01/22/1998
  • Simmons v. Newman (Americans With Disabilities Act - Federal Court) - Full Agreement - 02/19/1998
  • Simmons v. Newman (ADA - State Court) - 02/20/1998
  • Kruse v. Aliant Communcations (E.R.I.S.A. - Federal Court) - No Agreement - 03/04/1999
  • Beyke v. Garvey Elevators (CERCLA - Federal Court) - Partial Agreement - 04/21/1999
  • Adams v. Ballinger (Breach of Fiduciary Duty - Federal Court) - No Agreement - 05/16/2001
  • Spencer v. Adams Bank & Trust (Job Discrimination-Sex - Federal Court) - Full Agreement - 11/10/2003
  • Barrett-Wolf v. Adams Bank & Trust (Job Discrimination-Sex - Federal Court) - Full Agreement - 11/10/2003
  • Willard v. Adams Bank & Trust (Job Discrimination-Sex - Federal Court) - Full Agreement - 11/10/2003
  • Tongish v. Tongish (State Court - Modification in Divorce) - Full Agreement - 02/02/2005
  • Nelson v. Stewart, et al (State Court - Commercial Landlord/Tenant) - Full Agreement - 10/26/2006
  • Arsdall v. Mackeprang (State Court - Modification of Child Support) - Full Agreement - 11/13/2006
  • Reinhardt v. Johnson (State Court - Parenting Time/Financial Issues) - Full Agreement - 04/06/2007
Primary Areas of Mediation Practice: 
  • Other Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Other Personal Property Damage
  • Truth in Lending
  • Other Fraud
  • Other Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Assault
  • All Other Real Property
  • Selective Service
  • Other Statutory Actions
  • Negotiable Instrument
  • Stockholders' Suits
  • Other Contract
  • Foreclosure
  • Rent Lease & Ejectment
  • Torts to Land
Affiliated with the Following Mediation Centers: 

The Mediation Center
610 J Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

Work Phone (402) 441-5740
Fax (402) 441-5749
E-Mail llmediation@alltel.net
Miscellaneous Information: 
  • Additional Areas of Experience: Dissolution of Marriage, Juvenile Law, Termination of Parental Rights, Criminal (Misdemeanor), FELA, Family Medical Leave Act, ADA
  • Admitted to practice law in Iowa (ad hoc) in January 1986 and January 1995 and in Colorado (ad hoc) in November 1995
  • April 2005 through July 2008: Served as president and chair of the Board of Directors of The Mediation Center.
  • November 2002 through October 2007: Chaired the Advisory Council to the Supreme Court's Office of Dispute Resolution.
  • Since 2003 mediation energies have been focused on administration.
  • April 2007 through February 2008: Chaired the Foster Care Review Board.
  • May 2000 through October 2007: Chaired Legal Aid of Nebraska.
  • Law practice centers on family law. Worked on LB 554 in 2007 and LB 1014 in 2008.