Jerry L. Pigsley

Jerry L. Pigsley Lincoln NE Labor and Employment Lawyer


Jerry Pigsley is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group.  He has 35 years of experience representing public and private sector employers in labor and employment law, including employment litigation in federal and state courts and litigation matters before federal and state administrative agencies.  Jerry also represents management in collective bargaining negotiations.

Jerry was recently elected a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  His election as a Fellow is based on sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. 

Jerry is listed in Chambers USA for his work in Labor & Employment Law and Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Labor Law-Management and Employment Law-Management (Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC). He was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Labor Law-Management “Lawyer of the Year” in Lincoln. This marks the 11th consecutive edition that Jerry has been listed in Best Lawyers®. Jerry is recognized as an AV Preeminent™ Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell (2002-2018) where he is also listed as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment Law (2018). He is listed as a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Employment & Labor Law (2007-2018) and was recently recognized in America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% by American Registry (2018). He was recently awarded 2018 Boss of the Year by the Lincoln Legal Professionals Association. 


Chapter Editor, The Fair Labor Standards Act (BNA, 1999)
Chapter Contributor, Independent Contractor State by State Legal Guide (Wiley Law)
Monthly Contributor to Lincoln Independent Business Association News & Views
Contributor to Lincoln Human Resource Management Association Newsletter
Contributor to Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association The Retailer

Community Service

Sesostris Shrine, Assistant Rabban, Past Clown Unit Director, 2015 Clown of the Year
Scottish Rite Valley of Lincoln, Past Venerable Master, Lodge of Perfection
Cotner Lodge No. 297 A.F. & A.M., Past Master
Lincoln Northeast Sertoma Club, Past President and Member, 2015-2016 Club Sertoman of the Year
President of Spina Bifida Association of Star City
National Kidney Foundation of Nebraska, Past Board President
Greater Nebraska Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, Past Board President

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