Patrick E. McNamara

Patrick is the Principal Attorney at McNamara Law Firm, where his practice is focused on the areas of small business representation, wrongful termination, estate planning, and wills, trusts and estates.  Patrick has been a practicing attorney for approximately eight years and is admitted to practice in the States of Nebraska and New York, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Patrick began his legal career at a prominent commercial litigation firm in New York, where he represented large clients such as John Deere, Costco, and 1-800-FLOWERS.  From there, he began representing clients in the fields of wills, trusts and estates.  Patrick has since drafted and executed dozens of complex estate plans.

Patrick is actively involved in the Omaha community as a member of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, the Omaha Bar Association, and the Nebraska Bar Association.  He was the Secretary of the Executive Council of the Omaha Bar Association and the Editor of the Young Lawyers Page of the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine.  Patrick is also a Director on the Board of his residential homeowners' association and the 2016 President of the Omaha Barristers' Club.

Originally from New York, Patrick has found a second home in Omaha with his wife, Katherine, who is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Iowa.  In his free time, Patrick loves to golf and root for the New York Mets, Jets and Islanders.


Mandi R. Liston

Mandi is our Senior Certified Law Clerk.  Mandi joined McNamara Law Firm towards the end of her second year at Creighton University School of Law in March of 2016. 

During her time in law school, Mandi has excelled in legal research and writing. She earned the top grade in her Legal Research and Writing course, was nominated for best brief in the domestic moot court competition, won the Midwest Regional INTA Moot Court competition, won best brief at the Midwest Regional, and went on to win best brief at the National INTA Moot Court competition. Mandi’s strong writing skills make her an asset to both our firm and clients alike. 

Originally from Fremont, Mandi hopes to continue her career and practice law in Nebraska after law school. In her free time, Mandi loves to travel and spend time at the lake with her family. 


Dominique D. O'Connor

Dominique is a third year law clerk and has recently become "Senior Certified" - allowing her to appear in court and act in cases under an attorney's supervision. A proud Bluejay at the Creighton University School of Law, Dominique enjoys flexing her legal muscle through research, team meetings, document review, and drafting. Though she enjoys all aspects of law, Dominique feels most at ease in the area of litigation, and is looking forward to intra-school and national competitions during law school.

As the middle sibling, Dominique enjoys entertaining at family functions.  She also has a strong passion for planning and calligraphy, and hopes to launch her own Etsy store in her free time. Dominique was bitten by the travel bug years ago, and prefers to travel off the beaten path. She hopes to conquer her next expedition in the deserts of Nevada this fall.



Heidi L. Degner

Heidi is our Paralegal. She joined our team in May of 2015. Heidi is currently attending Metropolitan Community College's Legal Studies - Paralegal Program.

Heidi joined the firm with more than seven years of experience as a Paralegal at multiple firms. She also brings more than 12 years of administrative experience overall.

Originally from the Omaha area, Heidi is a member of the Omaha Legal Professionals Association (OLPA) where she hopes to continue to be active in the Nebraska's legal community. In her free time, Heidi enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.