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Rodney A. Halstead

Nebraska Estate Planning Attorney

Rodney A. Halstead

Rodney A. Halstead


Rodney is a native of Nebraska. He grew up in Phillips, Nebraska. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1981. Rod graduated from Doane College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Accounting. He graduated with honors from Creighton University Law School in 1991 with his juris doctor degree.

He received his professional licensing in 1991 and began as an associate in a small law firm where he concentrated on business and planning law. In 1995, Rod started his own practice, where he emphasized estate planning. He has gained great knowledge, experience and wisdom with his associations through the years with various organizations, including the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Lifespan and The Estate Plan.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Rod is currently a member of Wealth Counsel, a collaborative organization of over 2,000 estate planning attorneys in all 50 states.

Rod continues to be an Independent Representative of The Estate Plan, a National Company formed in 1982 by Henry W. Abts III to assist legal and financial professionals by providing comprehensive and updated estate planning resources to best serve their clients’ needs. He has served on the Advisory Board and the Attorney Advisory Board for The Estate Plan.

Rod is also a member of Kingdom Advisors, an organization whose mission is to engage, equip, and empower Christian financial advisors to communicate Biblical wisdom to their clients, apply professional principles in their practices, and live out their faith in their marketplace for Kingdom impact.

Omaha Wealth Transfer Planning Lawyer

Today, Rod’s practice includes a wide array of areas all associated around wealth transfer planning. It could include a simple estate plan with a will, healthcare and financial powers of attorney and a living will for a young couple or individual. It may be the most versatile and most popular wealth transfer plan which features the revocable living trust tailored to the needs of the client. Or it could be any number of more sophisticated plans which meets the specific needs of the client such as: family wealth transfer planning for someone planning to avoid having to sell all of their assets to pay for long-term care, charitable trusts, irrevocable trusts or special needs trusts for special needs children or adults.


Rod and his wife Kim live in Omaha, Nebraska. They have two children, Stephanie and Jonathan. He is a member of the Community Covenant Church where he is actively involved in various ministries. Rod is currently serving or has served on the Church Council, the Financial Management Team, the Stewardship Chairman, and on the Men’s Ministry advisory team.

He grew up in the farming community of Phillips, Nebraska. He understands the importance of the family farm and shares the same values as most rural Nebraskans.

Omaha Estate Planning Attorneys Rodney Halstead and Stephen Schmidt serve clients in Omaha, Nebraska and licensed in Iowa, as well as the surrounding cities of Fremont, Millard, Gretna, Elkhorn, Bellevue, Papillion, LaVista (La Vista), and Ralston. Please feel free to contact the office if you or a family member is in need legal assistance with Nebraska Probate and Estates, Nebraska Estate Planning and Asset Protection, Nebraska Elder Law, Nebraska Trust Planning, Nebraska Tax Planning, Nebraska Medicaid Planning, Nebraska Wealth Transfer Planning, Nebraska Business Succession and Planning or Nebraska Fiduciary Services.

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