Christopher Ferdico

Christopher Ferdico

F. MATT AERNIMr. Ferdico focuses his practice on defending the constitutional rights and liberties of others. He has a long history of defending firearms rights and protecting his clients in criminal and civil law matters as well as defending licensed professionals in administrative matters. Mr. Ferdico previously worked in a large law firm where he handled both civil and criminal defense issues and has extensive litigation and appellate experience in the areas of veterans and military rights, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, and administrative law.

Mr. Ferdico is a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He served for more than 13 years as an Armor and Cavalry Officer and spent the remainder of his military career as a Judge Advocate. Mr. Ferdico wears the Bronze Star, along with other personal and unit awards. His deployments include Iraq and Kosovo.

Chris has served as the President, of the Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court and has been awarded the Nebraska State Bar Association’s President’s Award for Professionalism.

Areas of Practice

Military Administrative Law

Military Law under the UCMJ

Veterans Affairs (VA) appeals

Veterans’ Disability Benefits

Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) actions

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury and Liability

Bar Admissions

Nebraska

US District Court

Education

Creighton University Law School, Omaha, NE

JD (cum laude) - 1996

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

BS - 1992

Honors and Awards

  • The Bronze Star
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
  • Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  • Humanitarian Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal
  • Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star
  • Iraqi Service Medal with three campaign stars
  • President’s Professionalism Award, Nebraska State Bar Association 2011
  • Governor’s Appointment as Admiral in the Navy of the Great State of Nebraska
  • Author, "The Death of the Peremptory Challenge: J.E.B. v. Alabama," 28 Creighton L. Rev. 1177 (1995)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, graduate, 1999
  • National Rifle Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • The American Legion

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