In 1868, Daniel C. “D.C.” McKillip opened the first law office in Seward County, Nebraska. At that time, Milford was the County seat. G.B. France joined the practice and McKillip & France sought to keep the County seat in Milford, but in 1871 it was moved to Seward. A few years later, McKillip moved to Seward and opened the law office of McKillip & Page with H.C. Page. In 1903, L.H. McKillip, D.C.’s son, joined the firm. In 1926, L.H. McKillip was joined by Chas. H. Barth, forming the law firm of McKillip & Barth. Ivan A. Blevens joined the firm in 1941, and the firm became known as McKillip, Barth & Blevens. Ivan’s son, Robert I. Blevens, joined the firm in 1968 and continues to practice as the senior member in the office. Gregory C. Damman joined the firm in 2001 and the firm became Blevens & Damman.
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We at Blevens & Damman know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget. Feel free to contact us on a “walk-in” basis at our office at 129 N. 5th Street, Seward, Nebraska, by telephone at (402) 643-3639, by email, or by using our the form on our Contact page
Robert I. Blevens
Robert I. Blevens is a lifelong resident of Seward and has been a practicing attorney with Blevens & Damman for over 40 years. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the firm. He follows in the steps of his father, Ivan, who was a well-known and respected lawyer in Seward. Bob’s experience covers all of the typical small-town law practice areas. He is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable estate planning and probate attorneys in the State of Nebraska. During his career, he has represented the Seward County Rural Public Power District, Seward Public Schools, Concordia University, the City of Milford, Seward County Villages, and many area businesses and individuals. Bob is married to Sue Ostergaard and has two grown children, John and Katie.
Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor, 1971
University of Nebraska
B.A., Business, 1968
Activities & Affiliations
• Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
•Board of Directors, Nebraska Children’s Home
• Seward County Personnel Board
Gregory C. Damman
Mr. Damman assists clients with criminal defense, personal injury cases, estate planning, probate, and business entity formations. He has extensive litigation experience in State and Federal courts. His practice is diverse and varies among areas that include representation of clients in complex business litigation, criminal jury trials, asset forfeitures in State and Federal Courts, real estate transactions, formation of LLCs and other business entities, and estate planning. He is married to Susie and they have three grown children, Liz, Ethan, and Annie.
University of Nebraska Law School
Juris Doctor, 1989
University of Kansas
B.S., Journalism, 1985
Activities & Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Mental Health Board, 5th Judicial District
Board of Directors, Seward Library Foundation
Marj has served as a legal assistant for three different attorneys over a span of more than 25 years and is well-versed in all aspects of assisting firm members with tasks and coordinating client interactions.