John A. Selzer

John Selzer was born in Alliance, Nebraska in 1952. He attended the University of Nebraska, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with high distinction in 1974. John received his J.D. Degree with distinction in 1977 from the University of Nebraska College of Law. During law school, he served as an editor of the Nebraska Law Review and was named to the Order of the Coif national legal honorary society.

John joined the firm in 1977 after graduation from law school. His practice is in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration, banking and finance law, business and commercial law, real estate law and business organizations. He frequently participates as a speaker at local seminars on topics in these areas.

John has been involved in several civic and community organizations. Presently he is a member and past president of the Scottsbluff-Gering Rotary Club. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Nebraska Foundation, the Board of Advisors of the Scotts Bluff County YMCA, and the Board of Directors of the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Foundation. In 1998, John received the University of Nebraska Lincoln Panhandle Alumni Association’s Alumnus of the Year Award. He is a member of the Scotts Bluff County, West Nebraska and Nebraska State Bar Associations.

John’s wife, Ann, is a retired teacher. They have two adult children, Jane and John. His interests include travel and sports, especially golf and college football.

Current Employment Position


Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Probate and Estate Administration
Banking and Finance Law
Business and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law
Business Organizations

Bar Admissions

Nebraska, 1977
U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1977
U.S. Tax Court, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2011


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1977
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: With Distinction
Honors: Order of the Coif
Law Review: Nebraska Law Review

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1974
B.S., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Honors: With High Distinction
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
Major:  Business Administration

Classes/Seminars Taught

Will Drafting – Marital Deduction Clauses, NCLE
Nebraska Probate Code – Rights of Surviving Spouse and Children, NCLE

Honors and Awards

UNL Panhandle Alumni Association – Alumnus of the Year, 1998
Scotts Bluff County YMCA – Volunteer of the Year 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

Scotts Bluff County Bar Association, Member
West Nebraska Bar Association, Member
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
Scottsbluff-Gering Rotary Club, (President 1994-1995)
University of Nebraska Foundation, Board of Trustees
Nebraska Association of Bank Attorneys
Scotts Bluff County YMCA, Board of Advisors
St. Francis Episcopal Church Foundation, Board of Directors


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