R. J. Shortridge

Rob concentrates his practice in the areas of banking and business law, creditors’ rights/bankruptcy, estate planning, wills and probate.

A Lincoln native, Rob received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in May 1992.

As an undergraduate, Rob worked in our firm as a runner, was a member of the College of Business Administration Student Advisory Board, and served as president of Theta Chi fraternity.

While in law school, Rob worked in our office as a law clerk. Rob also served as Research Editor of the Nebraska Law Review and was a member of an award-winning National Moot Court Team. In May 1995, Rob graduated with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and was awarded The Order of the Coif and The Order of Barristers.

Rob is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and the Iowa State Bar Association.

Rob’s wife, Kris, is an attorney who works for Judge Arlen Beam of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Rob and Kris are the proud parents of twins, Hope and Paul, and are both feverish Husker fans.


Supreme Court of the State of Nebraska, 1995
Supreme Court of the State of Iowa, 1995
United States District Court of Nebraska, 1995
United States District Court of Iowa, 1995
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1995


University of Nebraska, B.S., 1992
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. with high distinction, 1995


American Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association


Order of the Coif
The Order of the Barristers
Nebraska Law Review, Research Editor, 1993-1995
Nebraska Law Review, Member, 1992-1995
National Moot Court Team
Allen Moot Court, Best Brief Award


Law Clerk for the Honorable G. G. Fagg, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1995-1997
Adjunct Professor, Bankruptcy Law, University of Nebraska College of Law, 2002-2003

Areas of Practice:

Banking & Business
Creditors’ Rights/Bankruptcy
Real Estate
Estate Planning/Wills