Michael Pistillo is an Omaha native. Mike attended Creighton University for his Bachelor of Arts Degree, pursued a Master's Degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Creighton Law School. Mike has strong ties to the Omaha business and legal community.
After graduating from law school, Mike practiced in a small firm. In the mid 1980’s Mike joined a larger firm in Omaha and supervised the litigation department. In that position, Mike represented all types of clients, including banking and financial institutions. He also gained extensive litigation experience in many areas of the law.
Mike’s main area of concentration in his practice is family law. This includes divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody, child support and abuse issues.
While Mike is knowledgeable in father’s rights, it is his position that "every parent has rights." Mike brought the first case under Nebraska’s Grandparent’s Visitation Statute, which was eventually heard in the Nebraska Supreme Court, establishing the constitutionality of the Grandparent’s Rights Visitation Statute. In addition to initial proceedings, Mike is skilled in post-decree modifications of custody and child support. Additional areas of practice in family law are adoption, paternity, premarital agreements and name change.
Mike provides services in the areas of business formation, buying and selling businesses, corporate governance, shareholders’ rights, secured transactions and litigation. He is skilled in estate planning and probate matters. Mike has handled formal and informal probate matters, including litigated estate proceedings. He has prepared trusts, wills, powers of attorneys for finance/health, and living wills for his clients.
In Mike’s practice he has represented clients in commercial and residential landlord/tenant issues. Mike represents several residential landlords and is experianced in regard to commercial leases. He has also represented construction companies and builders and consumers in regard to home improvement issues and repairs.
There are many areas of practice in which Mike is competent. But, if Mike cannot provide you help in your current situation, he will ensure that you are referred to a competent attorney/advisor who can. Mike is an “attorney who cares”.