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New Nebraska State Bar Leaders
To Step Up at 2017 Annual Meeting

At the NSBA Annual Meeting Friday, Oct. 13, Tim Engler will receive the president’s gavel from outgoing NSBA President Hon. Joseph Bataillon.

Of his new office, Engler said, “Serving as president is both an honor and a privilege and carries with it the challenging responsibility of helping the members of our profession achieve the goals of the Nebraska State Bar Association.”
Engler, originally from Ipswich, S.D., is a partner with Rembolt Ludtke LLP, specializing in resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or trial. His practice is concentrated in commercial and business disputes, personal injury and mediation and arbitration services.
He has been active in both Court and Bar Association activities. Engler is a member of the Nebraska Mediation Association, the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, and sits on the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Judicial Resources Commission. Engler was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and American Bar Association. He has served on the NSBA’s House of Delegates since 2007 and served as its Chair in 2015.  
Engler has also been active on the NSBA’s Judiciary Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and has served as a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission (3rd District) and the Judicial Resources Commission. He served an adjunct faculty member at UNL College of Law for two decades. Engler also does pro bono work through the Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Engler received his undergraduate degree (with High Honor) from South Dakota State University in 1976 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1979 (with distinction). Engler has spent his entire professional career in private practice in Lincoln. Engler and his wife Becky have two children: Stephen and Alexandra.
J. Scott Paul
J. Scott Paul will assume his post as the NSBA’s president elect.
J. Scott Paul will succeed Tim Engler as president-elect and will serve as NSBA president from October 2018 to October 2019.
Paul is a shareholder with McGrath North. He has practiced nationwide with extensive litigation experience in Nebraska, Iowa, Alabama, South Dakota, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma.  He has over 36 years of litigation experience.
Paul’s practice is primarily defense oriented, concentrating on insurance coverage on life, health, long-term care insurance and directors and officers liability insurance. Paul also handles commercial litigation and medical malpractice defense cases. He has also represented both owners and contracts in construction contract disputes, and employers in covenant not to compete cases.
Paul is also a frequent speaker on ethics and professional responsibility at various seminars and conferences throughout the Midwest. Paul is currently on his second term as a member of the NSBA House of Delegates, having previously served from 2009-2013. Paul served on the NSBA Executive Council from 2011-2015. He is also an active member of the Omaha Bar Association, serving as its president from 2006-2007.
Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 1978 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1981. He was associated with Boland Mullin & Walsh from 1981 to 1988, until that firm merged with McGrath North. Paul and his wife Mary Pat have three children: Kyle, Bridget and Sean.
Steve Mattoon
Steve Mattoon will succeed J. Scott Paul as NSBA President-Elect and will serve as President from October 2019 to October 2020.
Mattoon is a partner with Matzke & Mattoon, LLC. His representation in the oil and gas industry includes standup Title Opinion examinations in more than 20 counties in western and southwestern Nebraska, both for drilling purposes and for division order purposes, and extensive practice before the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. 
His representation before the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission includes Applications for pooling, unitization, secondary recovery operations, tertiary recovery operations, commingling, increased density, spacing and approval of injection wells and saltwater disposal wells. Furthermore, he has practiced extensively in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate, corporate and commercial development.
Mattoon has been actively involved in the Nebraska State Bar Association serving as Chairman of the House of Delegates in 2013. He has served two terms on the Executive Council from 2002 to 2008 and from 2012 to 2015, and has been a member of the House of Delegates for over 20 years.
Mattoon also previously served as trustee to the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and served as secretary of the Natural Resources Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Mattoon is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and also a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska School of Law. In law school he was selected to the Order of the Barristers and was the Junior Round Moot Court Supervisor. Steve and his wife Kathy have two daughters: Kendra Rignenberg, who is a partner with Dvorak Law Group, LLC; and Stephanie Mattoon, who is a partner with Baird Holm, LLP.
 
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