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John F. Carroll, RN, JD


John F. Carroll


A Registered Nurse & Attorney with 20+ Years of Experience

John F. Carroll is a licensed Registered Nurse and Attorney who worked in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, starting as a medic in the United States Air Force in 1987.

Legal Career

He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 2005 and Excelsior College of Nursing in 2001. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bellevue University in 2000 with a degree in Criminal Justice. John works exclusively in Medical Negligence Law.

He started as a Legal Nurse Consultant before he became an attorney. John is a member of the Iowa and Nebraska State Bar Associations. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Iowa Association for Justice, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Beyond the Law Office

John and his partner live on a 40-acre farm in Gretna, Nebraska where they are helping to preserve and conserve the San Clemente Island Goat, which is one of the rarest species goat. There are approximately 700 goats left in the world and John and his partner own and care for approximately 250 of them. John’s farm was named the 23rd pollinator habit in Nebraska in support of bees and butterflies in Nebraska. When he’s not working at the office or on the farm, John is a HUGE Husker and Creighton fan.

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Areas of Practice


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 2005
  • Excelsior College of Nursing – 2001
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Bellevue University – 2000, Summa Cum Laude


  • Nebraska, 2008
  • Iowa, 2015
  • South Dakota, 2018
  • Nebraska Federal Court, 2008
  • Iowa Federal Court, Northern District, 2015
  • Iowa Federal Court, Southern District, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Omaha Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of South Dakota
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2008 – Present
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Omaha Law League, Member

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Elizabeth A. Beninato, JD


Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota

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