Email: Ari D. Riekes | Phone: 402-492-9800 | Toll free: 800-889-9801 | Fax: 402-492-9336
Ari has been with Marks Clare & Richards, LLC since 2006 and became a member of the firm in 2014. Ari has a diverse litigation practice including commercial litigation, personal injury, family law, and breach of contract disputes. In addition, a significant portion of Ari’s practice is devoted to representing employees and employers in the areas of employment discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour disputes, duty of loyalty issues, and non-compete agreements. Ari also represents numerous landlords involving commercial and residential lease agreements and handles disputes between them and their tenants. Ari is also a trained mediator.
Ari grew up in Omaha, Nebraska. Prior to attending law school, he received a Master of Science Degree in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Thereafter, he worked for community centers in and around Chicago, IL and administered sports and camping departments serving people of all ages. Ari received his J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he graduated with honors, and concentrated in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Ari has also been a legal writing instructor at Creighton University Law School and volunteers for numerous non-profit organizations.
Areas of Practice
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., with honors, 2003
Northwestern University, M.S., Education and Social Policy, 1996
University of Michigan, B.A., Political Science, 1994
Admitted to Practice
Currently Admitted Nebraska, 2005
Formally Admitted Illinois, 2003
Nebraska Employment Lawyers Association
National Business Institute lecturer on the Fair Labor Standards Act
Completed the 30 hour mediation training program sponsored by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution and the 30 hour Family Mediation training Program sponsored by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution for Parenting Act mediation
President of the B’nai B’rith Henry Monsky Lodge
Serves on the Board of Trustees for Beth El Synagogue
Currently served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Community Center of Omaha
Previously sat on the Board of Directors for Project Interfaith.