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Sam Petto, ACLU of Nebraska Communications Director

January 23, 2020

LINCOLN, Neb. – Adam Sipple, a Nebraska attorney with significant experience in civil, criminal, state, federal and appellate litigation, will lead the ACLU of Nebraska’s statewide legal program as the team’s new legal director. Sipple comes to the ACLU after a distinguished career in private practice at Johnson & Mock, PC, LLO, where he spent the last 20 years successfully litigating in the areas of civil rights and criminal defense.

In his new role, Sipple will supervise the ACLU’s legal program to bring about systemic change through litigation, administrative advocacy, and other legal strategies.

Adam is passionate about civil rights and civil liberties. His talent passion and experience will take our legal program to new heights,” said Danielle Conrad, the ACLU of Nebraska’s executive director. “Adam has a clear track record as a successful litigator in complex matters where the stakes are highest and where fair application of the law is most important. His experience will expand our capacity and reach to help more Nebraskans.”

Sipple says he welcomes the opportunity to dive into complex litigation on behalf of all Nebraskans. The ACLU of Nebraska’s legal portfolio covers a wide range of constitutional issues, including free expression, criminal justice and prison reform, reproductive justice, LGBTQ equality, racial justice, police practices, mass surveillance, voting rights and immigrants’ rights.

“Throughout my career, the most satisfying moments have followed vindication of a client’s fundamental constitutional rights against overreaching state actors,” Sipple said. “I am eager to take up the vital work of the ACLU.”

Sipple is a fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Association and a member of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has served on the ACLU of Nebraska’s lawyer’s panel since 2015. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.