John E. Schembari

(402) 231-8886
(402) 346-1148 Fax

Memberships and Affiliations

  • ESOP Association; International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Midlands Pension Council;
  • Instructor, CEBS Program - International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans & Wharton School of Business
  • Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations

Other Distinctions

Since 2007 Mr. Schembari has been selected by his peers for The Best Lawyers In America© listings for Employee Benefits Law. In 2012 and 2018 he was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the Omaha Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law "Lawyer of the Year." He also is one of only three lawyers identified by Chambers and Partners as a leading ERISA attorney in the state of Nebraska. Chambers and Partners lists Mr. Schembari as a “notable practitioner” and notes that "“He is highly regarded by clients who praise his “fantastic level of expertise,” describing him as “outstanding” and “an amazing person to work with.” Previously Chambers reported that he "is an expert on employee benefits, deferred compensation and tax matters . . . [and] enjoys a formidable reputation, and sources affirm that he 'is very well respected and does very good work.'" The 2016 Chambers and Partners report adds that Mr. Schembari "is very well known within the benefits sector and is a go-to resource for his knowledge in this area - he adds tremendous depth to any conversation”. Clients note that he is “an outstanding partner to work with." Additionally Mr. Schembari has a peer review rating of “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell®.