Michael W. Milone


Michael W. Milone is a partner at Koukol Johnson Schmit & Milone, LLC. His practice focuses on helping individuals, families, and businesses through difficult litigation at some of the toughest moments in life.

Michael graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with honors and has bachelor degrees in philosophy and psychology. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating in May of 2015 with distinction and was admitted to the Nebraska State and Federal courts in 2015 and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and Iowa State courts in 2016.

Michael’s primary practice areas are complex commercial litigation and appeals; civil litigation and appeals; banking and credit union law; creditor’s rights; collection; repossession; foreclosure; UCC issues; loan servicing; bankruptcy; fair credit reporting; fair debt collection practices; insurance and bad faith claims, interpleader actions; fraud, embezzlement, and fiduciary duty claims; indemnity, bond, and surety claims; lender liability; local counsel for national businesses, lenders, and law firms. His secondary practice areas are domestic relations and family law; protection orders; adoptions; conservatorship, guardianship, estate, and probate litigation and appeals; administrative litigation and appeals.

Michael serves the following industries: aviation, banking and finance; secured and unsecured lending; residential and commercial real estate, construction, and development; debt collectors, collection agencies, and data furnishers; manufacturing; medical, chiropractic, and dental practices; small and local for-profit businesses.

Michael is heavily involved in the community. He supports the Volunteer Lawyers Project through the Douglas County Nebraska Help Desk and Tenant Assistance Project by taking on pro bono assignments. He is also a member of the Robert M. Spire American Inn of Court, the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, the Omaha Bar Association, and the Nebraska State Bar Association.

Published works of Michael’s include articles in The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, the Nebraska State Bar Association Family Law Practice Manual, the Nebraska State Bar Association Appellate Practice Manual, and National Business Institute Seminar materials.

In his free time, Michael enjoys board and card games, cooking, baking, and traveling with his wife and daughter.

Michael Milone has been elected to serve as Chair of the Bank Lawyers section of the NSBA (Nebraska State Bar Association) and Co-Chair of the Appellate Section of the NSBA, together with Judge Grasz, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Practice Areas

Adoptions – Contested and Uncontested
Administrative Litigation and Appeals
Banking and Credit Union Law
Bankruptcy – Creditors
Civil Litigation
Collection and Collection Defense
Commercial Litigation
Consumer Protection
Creditor’s Rights
Domestic Relations
Family Law
Fair Debt Collection Practices
Fair Credit Reporting
Foreclosure – Judicial and Non-judicial
Fraud, Embezzlement, and Fiduciary Duty Claims
Guardianship/Conservatorship, Estate, and Probate
Insurance, Indemnity, Bond, and Surety Claims
Interpleader Actions
Lender Liability
Loan Servicing
Local Counsel for National Businesses, Lenders, and Law Firms
Protection Orders – Harassment, Domestic Abuse, and Sexual Assault
Trade Secret and Non-Compete Litigation
UCC Issues
Warranty Claims

Industry Areas

Banking and Finance
Debt Collectors, Collection Agencies, and Data Furnishers
Medical, Chiropractic, and Dental Practices
Residential and Commercial Real Estate, Construction, and Development
Secured and Unsecured Lending
Small and Local For-Profit Businesses


University of Nebraska College of Law, Doctor of Law (J.D., with distinction)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Psychology (magna cum laude)

Bar Admissions

State of Nebraska
State of Iowa
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska
8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement

Volunteer Lawyers Project, Douglas County Nebraska Help Desk
Volunteer Lawyers Project, Tenant Assistance Project (Omaha)
Robert M. Spire American Inn of Court
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Omaha Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association

  • Secretary of Banking Section
  • Executive Committee – Appellate Practice Section

Super Lawyers’ Great Plains Rising Star, 2018 – 2022

Reported Cases

State v. Long, Neb. App. A-13-973 (2013)
In re Guardianship of Benjamin E., 289 Neb. 693 (2014)
Mallory Fire Prot. Servs. v. McShane Constr. Co., Neb. App. A-16-752 (2017)
McShane Constr. Co., LLC v. Gotham Ins. Co., 867 F.3d 923 (8th Cir. 2017)
Houser v. American Paving Asphalt, 299 Neb. 1 (2018)
Randy S. v. Nicolette G., 302 Neb. 465 (2019)
Schnackel v. Schnackel, 27 Neb. App. 789 (2019)
Korth v. Luther, 304 Neb. 450 (2019)
Partusch v. Partusch, Neb. App. A-22-199 (2022)

Seminars & Publications

The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine
Nebraska State Bar Association Family Law Practice Manual
Nebraska State Bar Association Appellate Practice Manual
National Business Institute Seminar materials

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