Paul J. Forney

Paul J. Forney

Omaha, Nebraska

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Drug Defense
  • Immigration

Paul J Forney

Paul Forney has earned a reputation as an outstanding trial attorney. He understands how prosecutors formulate their cases, which allows him to strategically expose a case's weakness to achieve the best outcome for the client. Through aggressive representation and sharp trial skills, he gets impressive results.

Forney has led criminal defense teams in achieving jury acquittals, new trial grants, pretrial dismissals and appellate victories. He has successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. See U.S. v. Amaya, 731 F.3d 761 (8th Cir. 2013).

Forney is considered an expert in U.S. immigration law, notably assessing immigration consequences of criminal activity - the intersection of criminal and immigration law. No one navigates this complex area of the law better. Forney has also become an expert in post-conviction relief (PCR) in the immigration context. His successful vacatures (vacating criminal convictions) have provided many of his clients an opportunity to remain in the United States.


2009, State of Iowa

2009, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

2010, State of Nebraska

2010, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


Northwest Missouri State University (B.S. 1994)

Oklahoma State University (M.S. 1997)

Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 2009)