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David L. Herzog

July 31, 1937 April 16, 2019
David  L.  Herzog
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Omaha attorney David Herzog died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was 82.

Mr. Herzog is survived by his beloved wife, Julianne Dunn, his brother, Ian (Buddy) Herzog of Los Angeles, sister, Barbara Greenwald of Omaha, children, Michael of New Jersey, Claudia of Colorado, Erika of New York, 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents, Irving and Pearl Herzog, brother, Michael and sister-in-law, Amy Ardell (Ian Herzog).

David graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1962 and practiced actively until the date of his death in 2019. He began his career as a prosecutor with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office and then moved to the firm of Fromkin, Herzog and Becker with whom he practiced for 35 years. Thereafter, he moved to Herzog & Herzog where he practiced for 20 years.

He was a civil and criminal litigator who undertook some of the complex, high-profile cases of his day: e.g. State v. Copple, State v. Rice and Poindexter, State v. Ulysees Cribbs, et. al. Martindale Hubbell, the national legal rating group granted him the highest AV rating in skill, knowledge and ethics for over 25 years.

He was a founding President of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Lawyers and worked tirelessly to enhance the learning opportunities of lawyers practicing in that part of the bar.
His peers demonstrated their approval and trust by repeatedly electing him to bar association committees for selection of judges – from Supreme Court to County Court and Juvenile Court.
Additionally, his peers elected and re-elected him to the Nebraska Bar Association House of Delegates, the governing body of the Nebraska Bar Association.

The Nebraska Bar Foundation selected him as a Fellow, a rare and coveted honor for lawyers demonstrating ethics, skill, knowledge and leadership in the practice of law.

Mr. Herzog was a second generation, life-long member of Beth El synagogue. He taught comparative law to young men and women in the synagogue high school where he was a popular teacher.

In addition to an active professional life, David led a robust personal life. He skied in the winter and golfed, ran and swam in the summer. He had a wide circle of friends near and far, and carried on pen pal relationships for years. He sent cards on every occasion.

He loved his family and children; he led weekly Saturday services at Blumkin Jewish Home for the last decade of his mother’s life there. He loved his wife’s family; he drove his wife to Minnesota every month for years to see her mother after her move there.

Most of all, he loved his wife, Julianne and cared for her every day of their life together to his last breath. His great heart stopped in the middle of a date at a favorite restaurant.

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Memorial Service




11:30 AM 6/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
Beth El

14506 California Street
Omaha, NE 68154

A reception will follow the Memorial Service at Beth El Synagogue.

Beth El
14506 California Street Omaha 68154 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Beth El Cemetery Final Resting Place

4700 South 84th Street
Omaha, NE 68127

4700 South 84th Street Omaha 68127 NE
United States

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