A Modern Firm with Established Roots
Baird Holm LLP’s integrated team of 100 attorneys, licensed in 23 states, is committed to connecting each of its valued clients to the positive outcomes they seek. With extensive and diverse expertise, we leverage each other’s skills to respond efficiently to our clients’ local, regional, national and international legal needs. We are proud to represent public and private companies, individuals, private funds and other investors, financial institutions, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.
Rooted by the promise to constantly evolve in anticipation of our clients’ rapidly changing needs, Baird Holm has enjoyed steady and measured growth since its founding in 1873. Today, we look to the future as we carry on the legacy created by our visionary founders.
A Proud Heritage
When Milton Montgomery and his son, Carroll (C.S.) Montgomery opened their law practice on November 1, 1873, Nebraska was just six years old. The first rail line connecting the east to the west had been laid across the Missouri River the year before, quickly turning Omaha into an epicenter of agriculture, transportation, finance and international commerce. As the city grew, our firm grew too, and by 1970, the present incarnation of Baird Holm was born.
We are proud to look back on the vision of our founding partners who pioneered a new legal landscape as Omaha grew and new technology emerged; our noteworthy tenure has witnessed 29 U.S. Presidents, two Great Wars, a Great Depression, a global pandemic, and a succession of political movements and cultural revolutions that called on innovative leadership and forethought to endure.
Established in 1873, we are proud to have deep roots in the region’s history and excited to embrace the future.
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Baird Holm is associated with some of the most praised and prestigious legal organizations in the nation.
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We believe the things that make us different should be celebrated. We embrace diversity. We believe diversity fosters innovation, groundbreaking thinking, and true collaboration.
Midsize Mansfield Certified Plus
Baird Holm is proud to have achieved Midsize Mansfield Certification Plus in 2023, after completing a rigorous collaboration with Diversity Lab to track, measure, and achieve diversity in leadership. This certification measures whether midsize firms have considered at least 30% women lawyers, underrepresented racial and ethnic lawyers, LGBTQ+ lawyers, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions, formal client pitches, lateral lawyer hiring, and more. “Plus” status indicates that Baird Holm has successfully achieved 30% diverse representation in current leadership roles and pipeline activities.
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As the oldest, continuously existing law firm in the state of Nebraska, Baird Holm understands the value of taking care of the people and the community around us. Since our founding, the attorneys and staff at Baird Holm contribute to dozens of charitable organizations both financially and with our time. To help facilitate this, Baird Holm recently launched a new program called BH Community Works. This firm wide program provides additional opportunities for attorneys and staff to act as representatives of the firm while donating their time, talents, and financial resources to different organizations and volunteer efforts in the community. It’s just one more way that Baird Holm shows its support of Omaha, the place we have called home for so many years.
Additionally, many of our attorneys hold leadership positions in various local and regional charitable organizations, professional affiliations, neighborhood associations, art and theater groups, service clubs, and educational institutions.
Baird Holm attorneys have held many leadership positions in the organized bar for many years, including:
- Four presidents of the Nebraska State Bar Association
- Three presidents and one treasurer of the Omaha Bar Association
- Three presidents of the Barrister’s Club
- Two chairs of the Nebraska State Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Legal Ethics
- Co-founder and officer of the Nebraska office of continuing legal education (MCLE).
- Two presidents of the American Academy of Hospital Attorneys (now the American Health Lawyers Association)
- Numerous past and present section and committee chairs of state and local bar associations and members of the House of Delegates of the Nebraska State Bar Association