Crites, Shaffer, Connealy, Watson,
Patras & Cullers, PC, LLO
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The 120+ year legacy of the firm's founding fathers and the tradition of sound legal advice and community involvement is carried on today by our current firm members.

Attorneys

Randy Cullers, Marty Connealy, Amy Patras

Patrick M. (Marty) Connealy is a native of Gordon, Nebraska. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the College of St. Thomas in 1973 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1977. He was the Keya Paha county attorney from 1977-1979, the Dawes County deputy county attorney from 1979-1982, a Chadron assistant city attorney from 1979-1982, and the Dawes County attorney from 1983-1987. Marty is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, and a member of the House of Delegates of the Nebraska State Bar Association. Marty has been a Chadron State Foundation Trustee from 1991 to present, a director from 1991-2007, and president of the Foundation from 2003-2005. He was a Chadron Public Schools board member from 1999-2006 and president of the Board from 2003-2004. Marty is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Chadron Community Foundation and the Chadron Rotary Club where he is a Paul Harris Fellow. Marty was also recently appointed to the University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellorís Board of Counselors. Marty has practiced law in Chadron for over 31 years.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury

    • with special interest in wrongful death claims and motor vehicle accidents

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Real Estate

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate

Amy L. Patras is a native of Chadron, Nebraska. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science and Spanish) from Wayne State College in 1999, and she received her Juris Doctorate with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2002. Upon graduation, Amy was selected as a National Member of the Order of Barristers for excellency in trial advocacy. Amy is a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers, 11th Judicial District Bar Association (past president), Judicial Nominating Commission (alternate member), and the Federal Criminal Justice Appointment Panel. Amy is admitted to the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate

  • Personal Injury

  • Adoptions

  • Corporations

Randy D. Cullers joined the firm in August 2010. He previously practiced, for 14 years, in Ord, Nebraska. Randy received his Bachelor of Science degree (Environmental Geology) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1996. He previously served as Valley County Attorney and as counsel for several municipalities and political subdivisions. Randy is excited to have the opportunity to return to the scenic Pine Ridge area. He lived near Whitney as a young child and spent significant time in the area with his grandparents, Cecil and Donaldine Avery (from Crawford) and Cecil and Leta Cullers (from Whitney).

Areas of Practice:

  • Business (Corporations, LLCs, Family Limited Partnerships)

  • Tax Planning

  • Estate Planning (Wills, Living Revocable Trusts, Gifting)

  • Estate Litigation

  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • Employment Law

  • Real Estate

DISCLAIMER:  Information on this web site is general in nature and should not be considered to be legal advice or applicable to any specific factual situation. This firm's practice is limited to Nebraska.

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