Terry K. Gutierrez 12/11/17 12/10/17 11:01:39 PM
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Terry K. Gutierrez
Nov. 15, 1957 - Nov. 26, 2017
Terry Gutierrez was not only an accomplished lawyer, he has also earned the designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and earned accolades for his teaching at Metropolitan Community College.
Gutierrez served his law clients through his solo practice, which was flexible enough to allow him to teach at Metro for almost 30 years. His efforts earned him the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010.
After graduation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1981 he continued on to the University of Nebraska College of Law, earning his law degree in 1984. After working in the insurance field for several years, he opened his Omaha law firm in March 2010. He began teaching Torts and other subjects at Metro in 1989.
The lifelong Nebraskan was raising two teenage daughters, Allycia and Andreya, and a big dog named Atticus.
He loved anything athletic, “occasionally” participating in cycling, scuba diving and swimming, as well as being a Clydesdale Division runner.
His friend Dennis Magnuson left this tribute online:
“Terry was a good friend, a wonderful human being and a truly funny guy! I practiced law with Terry for many years, and he never failed to make me laugh.
“He was also a formidable trial attorney and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. In spite of graduating from UNL, he loved local college sports including Bluejay hoops and baseball, and of course Husker Football. I will dearly miss sharing those with Terry. A big guy with a heart and voice to match.”
Besides his daughters, his survivors include brothers, Mark (Pamela); and Dan (Wendy) (son Kizer); sister, Barbara Gutierrez (children David, Christina, and J.C.); his dog Atticus; and many friends. Visitation was held December 5.