Mr. Shomaker is a frequent lecturer on the subject of malpractice in general and obstetrical malpractice in particular. For years he has participated in the teaching of these subjects to family practice residents of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and on a semester-by-semester basis has conducted lectures to the Nebraska College of nursing students on the subject of malpractice. He has participated in the Creighton Law School Student-Client Counseling competitions, Client Negotiating tournaments, and Appellate and Moot Court competitions for the last several decades.
Mr. Shomaker has been inducted in The American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 1% of the lawyer population of any state.
Mr. Shomaker is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell, and is a lifetime fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Association, an honorary position, and has been asked to participate in other national honorary legal organizations. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar and the Iowa State Bar.
Recently, Mr. Shomaker has been voted by his peers to serve on the Judicial Nominating Commission to assist in filling the District Court vacancies for the Nebraska Fourth Judicial District.
Mr. Shomaker’s community involvement includes leading roles in a number of musical productions at the Omaha Community Playhouse since 1978, as well as participating in other musical shows, and singing in weddings, funerals and other functions for 40 years. He is a semi-annual volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, and since 1985, has read a weekly program “For Your Information” at Radio Talking Book, a service for the visually impaired in the Omaha and out state areas. He has conducted a solo music ministry at St. Margaret Mary’s Church since the mid-1970s.
American College of Trial Lawyers
Nebraska State Bar Association, Lifetime Fellow
Nebraska State Bar Association - Omaha, Fellow
National Arbitration Forum
Omaha Bar Association, The Memorial, Courts
Omaha Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyer’s Project
University of Minnesota, B.A., 1969