Partner Raymond Aranza conducted his first solo jury trial three weeks after he passed the Iowa State Bar over 30 years ago, and has continued to litigate on behalf of his clients nearly full-time since then. Two years into his legal career, Raymond was appointed Fremont County (Iowa) Attorney, making him Iowa’s youngest county attorney at that time. He was later elected to that position, where he served until moving to Omaha in 1987 to pursue private practice.

Raymond primarily represents small- to medium-sized employers in civil litigation, including employment discrimination, public employer/employee litigation, labor law, workers’ compensation and general commercial litigation. Raymond has considerable experience with ERISA litigation, and frequently gives presentations on managing employee benefits and other workplace disputes. Raymond prides himself on his creative and tenacious resolution of complex matters, especially regarding the often-multiple issues involved in employment matters. Raymond is skilled at the negotiation process, but is always prepared to represent his clients in court when necessary.

Raymond obtained his law degree from The University of Iowa and his undergraduate degree in public administration from Drake University. Originally from Hamburg, Iowa, Raymond and his wife raised their two sons in Omaha, where he occasionally plays rhythm guitar in a three-lawyer alt-folk band, Twang Daddy.

  • Heartland Family Service – Board Member
  • University of Iowa College of Law – Moot Court Board Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association

Publications and Presentations

  • Case Law Update and Recent Decisions, Lorman Education Services, Police Liability Webinar, Presenter/Panelist
  • HR Legal Compliance: Advanced Practice, National Business Institute, Guide to HR Law Seminar, Presenter
  • Separation of Employment, National Business Institute, Employment Law Seminar, Presenter
  • Impact of the ADAAA on Litigation Strategy, ABA Tort and Trial Practices Meeting, Panelist
  • J.D., The University of Iowa College of Law, 1983
    • Moot Court Board
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Drake University, 1980 (Public Administration)
    • Phi Delta Theta
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  • Board Member, Heartland Family Services (2011 to present)