Attorney: Dan L. McCord

Mr. McCord is one of the partners in the McCord & Burns Law Firm. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1975. Prior to this he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Mathematics. Following graduation from law school Dan opened his own Law Firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he has now been practicing law for over 25 years.

Dan generally limits his law practice to cases involving serious personal injury related to motor vehicle accidents, however he will occasionally handle other types of cases. He has recovered substantial settlements and judgments for past clients relative to dog attacks, securities fraud, assault & battery, breach of contract and insurance claims of all kinds. Although Dan does the majority of his work in Lincoln, on occasion he will also handle cases elsewhere. In 1986 he traveled to Chicago to represent a client in a Commodities Fraud case wherein his client was awarded approximately $450,000.00 after a weeklong trial. In 1987 he obtained a judgment of $4.85 million for a paralyzed client in central Nebraska, and in 1989 he settled a case in northern Nebraska for a brain-injured client in excess of $1 million.

In one of Dan’s most recent cases, Shipler v. General Motors Corporation, et al, following a five week jury trial in Lancaster County District Court, he and co-counsel Michael Piuze obtained a verdict of $19.562 million dollars for their paralyzed client. The case involved a single vehicle rollover accident involving a 1996 Blazer wherein the roof was crushed in upon Dan’s client. Dan is hopeful that this verdict may help convince automobile manufacturers to build their vehicles with stronger roofs. This verdict appears to be the largest verdict of its kind ever obtained in the State of Nebraska.

Dan limits the number of cases that he is willing to handle and may not be able to represent you, however he is always willing to visit with callers who have sustained serious injuries and have questions. There is no charge or fee to call and visit with Dan about your case.

Dan is a member in good standing of the Nebraska Bar Association, Lincoln Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys. For many years Dan served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys.

If you have a serious personal injury caused by the fault of someone else, and believe that you may need legal assistance, feel free to call and visit with Dan.

Lincoln 474-2736; toll free 800-728-6590


Attorney: Julie Shipman-Burns

Julie Shipman-Burns is a partner in the McCord & Burns Law Firm. She practices primarily in the area of Workers' Compensation law where she litigates numerous cases each year. Julie has assisted hundreds of injured workers during her legal career, and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for her injured clients to help compensate them for their injuries and losses.

Julie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1987. Prior to this, Julie attended nursing school. Following her graduation from Wesleyan University, Julie began her legal studies at the University of Nebraska College of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree in 1990. Following graduation from law school, Julie began practicing personal injury law in Lincoln. Julie’s nursing background and legal education make a perfect combination for personal injury law.

Julie is recognized as an authority on Workers’ Compensation matters, and has lectured at a number of conferences and seminars for professional groups and associations on that subject. She is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, serves on the Board of Directors of The Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, is a member of the Legislative Committee for NATA, and is a member of both the Nebraska State Bar Association and Lincoln Bar Association. Julie is also a past member of the National Trial Advocacy Team for the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Julie has recently been elected to serve as an officer in NATA (Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys) and will serve as president of that organization in 2006. This organization has as its members some of the most outstanding trial lawyers in the State of Nebraska, and works diligently each year to help preserve and protect the rights of injured people. Julie’s election to this prestigious office is confirmation by her fellow lawyers in Nebraska of her ability and dedication to the practice of trial law.

If you have been injured at work or elsewhere, call Julie to determine your legal rights.

Lincoln 474-2736; toll free 800-728-6590


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