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Edward H Tricker

  • Partner, Litigation
  • Woods & Aitken, LLP
  • 301 South 13th Street, Suite 500
  • Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
  • Email:
  • Phone: (402) 437-8510
  • Cell: (402) 730-0321
  • Company Phone: (402) 437-8500
  • Fax: (402) 437-8558


  • Undergraduate: B.S. Business Administration University of Nebraska 1970
  • Law School: Juris Doctor University of Nebraska College of Law 1972

Honors and Activities

  • Designated “Super Lawyer” in the area of Construction/Surety Law for eleven consecutive years 2007-2018
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the fields of Construction Law, Commercial Litigation, and Appellate Practice (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC)
  • Best Lawyers® 2017 Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Local Litigation Star”
  • Listed in Who’s Who Legal: Construction
  • Is an AV Preeminent™ Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
  • In 2017, Ed was named a Great Plains Super Lawyer in the area of Construction/Surety Law, his eleventh consecutive listing

Career History

  • Woods & Aitken LLP, Lincoln, NE, 1977 – Present
  • Vargas, Bartlett & Dixon, Las Vegas, NV, 1973 – 1977


Edward Tricker has practiced law with Woods & Aitken since 1977 with emphasis in construction contracts, government contracts, and commercial litigation.

His experience includes advising prime and subcontractors in bidding, contract and operational matters; representing contractors, sureties and owners before courts, arbitrators, mediators, Boards of Contract Appeals and administrative agencies; as well as representing architectural/engineering firms with respect to contract issues and disputes.

He has lectured before attorney and construction industry groups with respect to the formation and interpretation of construction contracts, preparation and litigation of claims and alternative dispute resolution.  He has assisted in several national papers regarding construction contracts and claims presentation.

Professional Activities

  • American College of Construction Lawyers, Fellow
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Forum on the Construction Industry: Tort and Insurance Practice Section & Litigation Section
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Nevada State Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Association of General Contractors
  • Mechanical Contractors Association

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Unit 3 BIM – Contract Negotiations and Risk Allocation / AGC (2016)
  • ABA Fall Forum on the Construction Industry (2011)
  • Update on BIM – Today’s BIM – an Evolving Reality / AIA Nebraska (2010)
  • Risk Management in Today’s Challenging Environment / DBIA (2009)
  • Who’s in Charge of Your Integrated Project? The Legal Responsibilities / State of Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects (2009)
  • Survey of Prompt Pay Statutes / Journal of the ACCL (2009)
  • AIA Contracts / Lorman (2008)
  • Design-Build vs. Traditional Construction: Risk Benefit Analysis / Halfmoon Seminar (2007)
  • AIA Design-Build Contracts / NECA (2005)
  • The Contractor’s Construction Superconference: Daubert and Kumho Tire in Construction Disputes – Keeping Your Expert in and Keeping the Subcontractor’s Expert Out (2002)
  • Concentrated Course in Construction Contracts / Federal Publications (1985-1995)

Court Admissions

  • Nebraska Supreme Court
  • Nebraska Court of Appeals
  • Nevada Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court (Arizona; Eastern District Arkansas; Western District Arkansas; Colorado, Northern District Illinois; Nebraska; Nevada)
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals (Eighth, Tenth Circuits)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (Federal Circuit)
  • U.S. Claims Court

Community Activities

  • Foundation for Lincoln Public Libraries
  • Foundation for the Lincoln Public Schools
  • Lincoln Downtown Athletic Club

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