Firm Values

When Kutak Rock was originally established, founder Robert J. Kutak remarked:

We had a belief in ourselves and a belief that this town, this region, was ready – and certainly we were ready, we thought – for a new kind of law firm. We decided that we were not just going to have a collective venture where we shared rent, expenses and facilities. We were really going to share our practice together, so that when a client came to us, just Bob Kutak wasn’t his lawyer, just Harold Rock wasn’t his lawyer; the whole firm was the client's attorney.

That same philosophy endures today in the firm’s culture and values. Our culture is based on diversity, inclusiveness and respect for everyone. Our values, as embodied in our organic documents, are ones that our founders would be proud of, and we are proud of, today:


  • Commitment to our clients. We place our clients first. We strive to provide exceptional value and high quality service by being responsive to our clients. We emphasize professionalism, excellence, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Commitment to mutual respect. We treat all people with dignity and respect. We value differences and open communication.
  • Commitment to diversity. We are committed to diversity and inclusiveness and we devote resources to support these values.
  • Commitment to our communities. We give back to our communities through pro bono activities and community service.
  • Commitment to integrity. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standards in all of our activities.