Goosmann Law Firm Expands to Omaha, Nebraska: Joel Carney, Josh White, and William J. Hale Join Goosmann’s Omaha Team


Goosmann Law Firm in Omaha, Nebraska

Jeana Goosmann, CEO & Managing Partner of the Goosmann Law Firm, is pleased to announce their growth and expansion in the Omaha market and the addition of three new team members: Joel Carney, Josh White and William J. Hale.  Joel Carney has joined the Goosmann team as Managing Partner of their new Omaha office. In addition to Carney, Josh White, Former UNO Senior Associate Athletics Director, has joined their team as Executive Director of the Omaha location.  Attorney William J. Hale has also joined the team. Goosmann opened their new Omaha office in the innovative and newly built Advent Building located in West Omaha this past July. Omaha is the firm’s third office location in addition to their offices stemming up and down the I-29 corridor in Sioux City, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Joel Carney

Carney joins the Goosmann team with over seventeen years of experience as a litigation attorney with a wide range of experience in all realms of the dispute process involving creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and litigation. During his career, he has represented financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, small and large businesses and individuals dealing with creditors’ rights issues, bankruptcy representation, personal injury, property damage litigation, wrongful death, subrogation, product liability and more.

Carney attended law school at Creighton University in Omaha, where he first met Jeana Goosmann. After law school, Carney and Goosmann worked closely as part of the Iowa and Nebraska Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.

Goosmann says, “I’ve known Joel for many years, and there couldn’t be a better fit to manage and grow our Omaha office. Joel is someone I’ve always wanted on my team and is a prime example of what our firm stands for. Real people who get life, business, and the law.”

Carney is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Iowa Bar Association and has held multiple leadership positions in the Nebraska Bar Association for more than a decade. He is licensed to practice in Nebraska and Iowa.

“I love my job because every case in litigation is unique and challenging. I pride myself in getting solid results for my clients and keeping them involved every step of the way,” says Carney.

Josh White

Executive Director Josh White oversees the development and continued growth of the Goosmann Law Firm as the Executive Director of the firm’s Omaha location and prides himself as being a “culture keeper.” White manages the firm’s business development efforts and long-term client relationships for their Omaha market.

White’s experience spans from seventeen years of leadership and management in various positions including, Senior Associate Athletics Director at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, and Associate Director of Membership Services at the NCAA. He understands the legal industry having received his Juris Doctor at the University of Nebraska College of Law.

White has been actively involved in Nebraska professional organizations and Omaha and Lincoln’s community charities, having served on boards and committees, including: the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, FBI Citizens Academy, Quality Living Institute (QLI) Fair, Victory Boxing Club, the Nebraska Sports Council Board of Directors, American Heart Association, and the Nebraska State Board of Health.

White says, “I am excited to get back into the legal industry and look forward to growing relationships and helping maintain Goosmann’s unique culture in the Omaha market.”

William J. Hale

Joining Carney and White, Attorney William J. Hale will focus his practice on Business and Intellectual Property Litigation. Hale protects clients “secret sauce” when sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information, ideas, and concepts are compromised.

Hale joins the firm with seven years of experience working in the security industry handling investigations, reporting, consumer relations and settlements.  He received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law, graduating top of his class, and is licensed to practice in Nebraska and Iowa.

Hale says, “It’s wonderful joining a firm with innovative thinking and cutting-edge services that’s growing at such a rapid pace. We are business-minded attorneys at Goosmann and I am looking forward to helping our clients protect their secret sauce, keeping them ten steps ahead of the competition.”

“The firm’s business approach, team, and culture will be attractive to Omaha’s top talent. The firm offers a high-energy, fast-paced, family-friendly environment that encourages and rewards excellence, high achievement, innovation, and professional development. Our team supports the growth and development of our attorneys from new ideas, innovative tactics, strategic business ideas, expanding practices, and working together.  As a woman-owned firm, we value diversity among our team and our communities to enrich the lives of our professionals, clients, and cities. I am looking forward to growing and enhancing our team to ultimately better serve our clients,” says Carney.

The Goosmann Law Firm looks to expand the firm’s Omaha team and will be actively recruiting throughout 2017 and 2018.

The Goosmann Law Firm is a full-service law firm with locations in Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. To learn more about the Goosmann Law Firm, visit their website at or call (402) 280-7648.

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