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Spencer R. Murphy helps resolve complex commercial and contractual disputes. Spencer works with each client’s particular needs, ranging from advice and resolutions outside a court of law, to litigation in state and federal court. He has experience handling disputes of all sizes, with success at all stages – negotiations, demand letters, dispositive motions, mediations, trial, and appeal. His practice includes breach of contract, service agreements, construction and renovations, real estate and land use, quiet title, and renewable energy. Spencer was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 and 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch® in the fields of Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Spencer graduated from Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Creighton Law Review. There, he was also a member of the Moot Court Board and Treasurer of the International Law Society. At graduation, Spencer was honored with the ALI CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award.

Spencer received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Louis University in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and supporting area of International Business. After completing his undergraduate studies, Spencer spent two years backpacking with troubled youth for a wilderness-based therapeutic program in Utah. During this experience, he taught soft skills such as effective communication, and hard skills such as starting a fire with sticks.

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2016
  • Saint Louis University, B.S., Business Administration, 2011

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Red Cross, Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Chapter, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Creighton Law Young Alumni Council 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 2016
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2020


1700 Farnam Street | Suite 1500 | Omaha, NE 68102 | 402.344.0500