Kermit Brashear has served clients with distinction for more than 45 years. In private practice, he has served as general and special counsel to a number of entities, advising boards of directors and management, negotiating mergers and acquisitions, handling workouts and restructurings, conducting significant litigation and providing general representation. In addition, Kermit assists individual clients with business succession ownership plans and personal estate planning.
Brashear served as the managing partner of a Nebraska law firm from 1979 to 1989. His talents helped grow the firm from a regional to a national law firm. From 1990 to 2016, he was a key member and equity partner in an Omaha firm. Brashear’s success managing legal services, organizations and people is long proven. He was responsible for several multi-million dollar divestitures, liquidations and dissolutions involving multiple locations nationally.
Brashear worked on special assignment as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska periodically from 1977 through 1990. In that role, Kermit was responsible for the defense of class action litigation. In addition, he served as counsel to a number of charitable, educational and religious organizations on a local, state and national basis. Brashear is active in civic affairs and has dutifully served as an officer, director and trustee of a number of corporations, foundations and organizations.
Kermit is a past state chairman of the Nebraska Republican Party and past member of the Republican National Committee. He was runner up in the 1986 Republican primary election for Governor of the State of Nebraska.
Brashear was elected to the Nebraska Legislature from Omaha in 1994. He proudly served part time as a citizen member of America’s only unicameral legislature. He maintained his law practice full time during his terms. Kermit was a member of the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a member of the Education Committee, the Committee on Committees and the Legislative Council. In 2005, Kermit was elected Speaker of the Legislature.
Kermit is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and its college of law. He is a member of the bars of Nebraska, Colorado and Texas, as well as the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court and several United States Courts of Appeal and United States District Courts. Kermit was a member of the American Bar Association from 1969 until 1992. He was selected a Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation in 1989.