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Kim M. Robak

Kim M. Robak, senior partner has a background and experience in private practice, state government, and university administration that makes her uniquely qualified to handle projects for a multitude of clients. Robak was a partner in private practice before leaving to serve as Legal Counsel and Chief of Staff to then-Governor and former U.S. Senator Ben Nelson. She served as Lieutenant Governor with Nelson from October 1993 to January 1999.

Following her government service, Robak joined the University of Nebraska as Vice President for External Affairs and Corporation Secretary where she was responsible for public and government relations, marketing and information technology for the University of Nebraska system. Robak joined Mueller Robak LLC as a partner in December of 2004.

Ms. Robak is a Columbus, Nebraska native. She and her husband, fellow Mueller Robak partner William J. Mueller, have two daughters, Katherine and Claire.


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  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Claims Court


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, with highest distinction
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, with distinction

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Executive Council, 2014
    • Annual Meeting Chair, 2014
    • Judicial Nominating Commission Member:
      • Court of Appeals – First District, 2013-present
    • Barrister’s Ball Chair, 2006
    • Budget and Planning Committee, 2005-present
    • Ways and Means Committee, 1991-1994
    • House of Delegates, 1989-1995
    • Public Relations Committee, 1988-1992
    • Ethics Committee, 1987-1992
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions:

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Government Relations Law
  • Best Lawyers in America®, Women in the Law
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, Government Relations
  • Top 10 Political Influencers (Campaigns & Elections)
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Nebraska Bar Association
  • Fellow, Henry Toll Fellowship Program
  • Chair, National Conference of Lieutenant Governors
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review (Editor of Symposium Edition)
  • National Moot Court Team
  • National Trial Advocacy Team
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Law, University of Nebraska
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teachers College Notable Alum
  • Distinguished Teachers College Graduate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska


  • The Nebraska Unicameral and Its Lasting Benefits, 76 Neb. L. Rev. 791 (1997)
  • Comment, What to Do with Merit Review, 65 Neb. L. Rev. 413 (1986)
  • Comment, Nebraska Unicameral Rule 3, Section 15: To Whom Must the Door Be Open? 65 Neb. L. Rev. 282 (1985)

Corporate Boards:

  • Director, Fiserv, Inc., (NASDAQ: FISV), 2003-present
  • Director, Union Bank and Trust Company, 2005-present
  • Director, Ameritas Life Insurance Company, 2010-present
  • Director, First Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation of New York, Lincoln, 2002-2010
  • Director, FBL Financial Group (NYSE: FFG) Des Moines, Iowa, 2006-2009
  • Director, Museum of Nebraska Art, 2016-present
  • Director, Country Club of Lincoln, 2017-present

Community Involvement:

  • United Way, Chair Annual Campaign, 2015
  • Director, Cooper Foundation, 2009-present
  • Director, Nebraska Golf Association, 2011-present; Vice Chair 2018-2019
  • Trustee, University of Nebraska Foundation
  • Trustee, First Plymouth Church Board of Trustees, 2017-present

Past Involvement:

  • Director, TeamMates Mentoring Program, 2007-2017
  • Member, College of Law Alumni Council, 1986-1989 and 2002-2018
  • Trustee, Doane College Board, 1995-2012
  • Director, Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities, 2003-2011
    • President, 2009-2010
  • Director, United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, 2000-2005
    • Chair, Pace-setter Campaign, 2014
    • Chair, Alexis de Tocqueville Society, 2005, 2013
    • Chair, Annual Fund Drive, 2003
  • Director, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, 1999-2009
  • Director, Strategic Air and Space Museum, 2006-2009
  • Director, Lincoln Community Foundation, 2004-2008
  • Moderator, First Plymouth Church, 2003-2007
  • Director, The Nebraska Medical Center, 1997-2004
  • Trustee, Lincoln Public Schools Foundation
  • Executive Women’s Golf Association of Lincoln, NE (founding member and President)
  • Fellow, Leadership Lincoln (II)