Amy L. Van Horne

(402) 231-8865
(402) 346-1148 Fax


Ms. Van Horne focuses her practice on mediation and alternative dispute resolution. She has successfully mediated a wide variety of disputes, and regularly mediates cases in both Nebraska and Iowa. Ms. Van Horne has extensive experience in the area of personal injury and products liability, where her years of litigation experience for both plaintiffs and defendants provide insight into how a case will progress to verdict. She performs pro bono mediations in both Douglas and Sarpy County as an affiliated mediator with the Concord Mediation Center.

Ms. Van Horne is on the panel of approved mediators for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and is a member of the Nebraska Mediation Association. She also is a member of the American Academy of ADR Attorneys (Certified Mediator). To view her ADR website and to schedule mediations online, please visit  

She also has fulfilled the requirements for approval as a Parenting Act Mediator, as administered by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution.

Additionally, Ms. Van Horne is the first woman in Nebraska to be invited to join the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

She also has served as an adjunct instructor at Creighton University Law School teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.


Ms. Van Horne also practices in the areas of products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, trucking accident defense and general commercial litigation. She has experience in defending food products claims across the supply chain. She also has extensive experience in managing products liability defense, both in the lead trial counsel role and in supervising litigation handled by local counsel across the United States. Ms. Van Horne helps clients create policies and procedures related to crisis planning and communication to ensure a prompt and appropriate response to unexpected events. She advises clients on compliance with FDA and USDA regulations and food product market withdrawals and product recalls. She also advises clients regarding disputes before industry self-regulatory entities such as the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (NAD) and the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CARU).

Ms. Van Horne serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Nebraska. She also is active in the Robert M. Spire American Inn of Court, a group of judges and trial lawyers who meet monthly to promote professionalism, civility and ethics.


  • “Addressing Damages at Mediation," Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers, April 27, 2018.
  • "A Baker’s Dozen Tips for Mediation Success," Lincoln Legal Professionals Association, February 8, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Making the Most of Mediation," Nebraska State Bar Association Labor Relations & Employment Law Seminar, June 16, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Making Your Mediation Successful – highlighting Gender Issues in Mediation,” Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Annual Meeting and Seminar, June 2, 2017.
  • Presenter, "Mediation Harvest: Grow Your Mediation Practice," American Academy of ADR Attorneys Annual Fall Seminar, September 2015.
  • Moderator, "Food Safety in the Age of Terrorism," ABA Section of Litigation Food & Supplements Third Annual Workshop, June 18, 2013.