On Friday, February 23, 2023, the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a public reprimand for attorney Benjamin L. Bramblett for engaging in inappropriate conduct during a child custody disagreement he was involved in as legal counsel.

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

According to court records, Bramblett represented the plaintiff in a divorce case involving custody of children. When the plaintiff and defendant got into an argument over parenting time, the plaintiff called Bramblett while speaking to the defendant. Although the defendant was represented by her own attorney, Bramblett then spoke directly to the defendant in a disrespectful and hostile manner.

As the defendant was legally represented by counsel, the court found that Bramblett violated rules regarding communicating with individuals who have legal representation. His conduct failed to show proper respect for the rights of third parties involved in the legal matter.

In December 2023, Bramblett submitted a conditional admission to the courts, acknowledging that his actions violated the oath he took as a bar-licensed lawyer in Nebraska. He agreed that speaking aggressively to his client’s represented opponent was deemed misconduct. Bramblett waived rights to further proceedings and accepted the reprimand without objection.

The Nebraska Supreme Court determined sanctions were warranted based on Bramblett’s violating standards of professional competence and respecting proper legal procedures. However, the reprimand represents a relatively lenient punishment compared to possible sanctions like suspension of his law license. Bramblett will also be required to pay costs associated with the disciplinary case against him within 60 days. The public reprimand will now form part of Bramblett’s record as an attorney practicing law in Nebraska.

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.