On February 23, 2024, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a public reprimand against attorney Benjamin L. Bramblett.

The case is entitled “Counsel for Discipline of the Nebraska Supreme Court v. Benjamin L. Bramblett,” with case no. S-23-778.

The charges cited Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct 3-501.1, 3-504.2, 3-504.4(a), and 3-508.4(a) and (d).

Bramblett had been admitted to practice law in Nebraska in April 2021 and was engaged in private practice in Omaha. According to the filing, in October 2023 the Counsel for Discipline filed formal charges against Bramblett for a conversation he had in September 2022 with a represented party, A.A., during a child custody disagreement involving Bramblett’s client D.A. and A.A.

Despite knowing A.A. was represented by counsel, Bramblett spoke directly with A.A. on the phone in a disrespectful and aggressive manner while trying to assist his client D.A. The court documents state Bramblett’s actions during this phone call violated several of the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct regarding competence, communication with represented parties, respect for third parties’ rights, and other misconduct.

Rather than contesting the charges, Bramblett filed a conditional admission in December 2023 acknowledging he knowingly violated his oath of office and the professional conduct rules as outlined in the formal charges. In its ruling, the Nebraska Supreme Court accepted Bramblett’s conditional admission and issued a public reprimand as the appropriate sanction. He was also ordered to pay any court costs associated with the disciplinary action.

The public reprimand represents the court’s finding that Bramblett violated his professional responsibilities, while the conditional admission allowed the matter to be resolved without a full contested hearing process. The reprimand will become part of Bramblett’s permanent record.

The Disposition states:

“The respondent is publicly reprimanded. The respondent is directed to pay costs and expenses in accordance with Neb. Ct. R. 3-310(P) (rev. 2023) and 3-323 of the disciplinary rules within 60 days after an order imposing costs and expenses, if any, is entered by the court.”

According to avvo.com, Mr. Bramblett is a criminal defense attorney in Omaha, Nebraska. He acquired his law license in Nebraska in 2021.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.