Jerrad R. Ahrens - Cordell & Cordell Omaha Divorce Attorney

Jerrad R. Ahrens

Management Partner

Ahrens_JerradJerrad R. Ahrens enjoys helping others in difficult situations, particularly custody disputes. His most satisfying cases are when the father is awarded custody of his children.

“The norm is for the court to award the mother custody so it is always nice to be able to help a father stay as actively involved in his child’s life as possible,” Mr. Ahrens said.

Mr. Ahrens said he tries to be a calming influence for clients who find themselves in tense and complex situations. It is his job as a family law attorney to make sure his clients have a clear understanding of all potential issues and possibilities.

“This will enable you to make informed decisions and have an active role in your case,” he said.

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Ahrens is licensed in Nebraska and Iowa and admitted to practice in the United States District Court of Nebraska.


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Doane College; Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University. While an undergrad, Mr. Ahrens made the Doane College Dean’s List.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Ahrens gained experience in various areas of law, including family law, civil litigation, criminal defense, wills and trusts, and the formation of corporate entities.


Nebraska Bar Association and Saunders County Bar Association.


Mr. Ahrens was named one of the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys’ Top 10 Under 40 Attorneys for the state of Nebraska for 2016.

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

Mr. Ahrens was profiled in the September/October 2016 issue of The Nebraska Lawyer.

Mr. Ahrens was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding a new bill that would clarify the state’s law on protection orders.


Mr. Ahrens is a certified Guardian ad Litem.


“Attorney extraordinaire! I appreciated Jerrad’s counsel. He kept me focused. I had a lot of things going on at the time. If it wasn't for Jerrad I couldn't have done this.”
"Jerrad did a good job and did it in a timely fashion. I enjoyed him taking my case, taking his time with it, and helping to get this part of my life over."  
"Communication [was] great! Jerrad was always prompt in his responses when I would reach out. I don't think I could have asked for a better experience. ..."  
"Mr. Ahrens did a very fine job on my case.  I was very happy with my outcome, and overall it was what I expected ..."
"Jerrad was very professional, and it was his expertise and follow-up that allowed us to complete the process in 4 months."
"... Considering what I'm going through, he handled things great. Thumbs up all the way around!"
"​Jerrad was great!  It's a tough time but he was honestly, upfront and kept me informed.  Communication was key, I may not have liked it but I was never caught off guard."

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