Jim Zalewski is a partner in the law firm of DeMars, Gordon, Olson, Zalewski, & Wynner. He graduated with highest honors from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1976, and from the Creighton University School of Law in 1979. He was a member of the Law Review staff and published an article on pre-termination due process requirements. He was selected to work as the law clerk to Justice Lawrence Clinton on the Nebraska Supreme Court from 1979-1980.
Jim has practiced labor and employment law since 1980. He has worked in all aspects of labor law, from arbitrations and NLRB proceedings, all forms of discrimination litigation, to contract negotiations and ERISA litigation. He has represented both management and more recently, various Plaintiff and public sector employees. Some of his representative clients have included Square D Corporation, Reinke Manufacturing and T.O. Haas Tire Company.
Mr. Zalewski is also a trained and certified Federal Court Mediator. He has successfully mediated over 30 Federal Court employment law cases. In addition to his trial work and regular practice, he has lectured extensively on labor and employment law issues and has published numerous articles. He is the only Nebraska member of the American Bar Association ERR Subcommittee, and has been a Subcommittee member since 1983.
In his spare time, Jim enjoys working on his 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner and playing the guitars in his collection.