Margaret Badura

As a preeminent estate planning attorney, Margaret appreciates that every client is unique. She has an unparalleled reputation for client and family centered focus and strong work ethic, bringing her substantive knowledge to bear in preparing understandable estate plans and explaining and assisting in probate and trust funding and administration. Margaret tailors her meetings, communications, documents, and court pleadings to be comprehensive and understandable by clients, their advisors, and their families. Clients feel empowered that their decisions and directions are going to be honored.

Clients find that Margaret not only considers their assets, but more importantly, that she focuses on each client’s values, wishes, hopes, aspirations, and unique circumstances. Through this focus, she provides clients with practical insight, advice, and service. Margaret makes vital contributions to maintaining the firm’s standard of excellence in estate planning, Will and Trust design and drafting, probate, trust funding and administration, fiduciary representation, and elder law. Margaret has represented Personal Representatives, Co-Personal Representatives, or Trustees in over 700 different cases involving decedent’s estates.

Margaret graduated from Creighton Law School in May 1992 and started her legal career as a Deputy County Attorney in the Douglas County Nebraska County Attorney’s Office. Since 1998, Margaret has been bringing her very personal approach to the private practice of law and client rapport to an Estate Planning practice creating exceptional Trusts and Wills, and guiding clients in Guardianships and Conservatorships, Trust Administration and Settlement, determinations of Nebraska inheritance Tax, and Probate.

Margaret was the founding member of Badura & Wintz Law LLC which has now merged with Gross Welch Marks Clare P.C. L.L.O. Badura & Wintz Law annually ranked among Omaha’s Top Tier Best Law Firms in Trust & Estates Law, Elder Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and partnerships), and Employee Benefits Law (ERISA). Margaret and Dan Wintz chose to partner with Gross Welch Marks Clare because its excellent attorneys share their values, and the firm has a proven track record of success not only in estate planning and related legal areas, but also in other areas such as Business Planning, Taxation, Real Estate, and Family Law. Margaret and Dan’s commitment to providing personalized attention and customized solutions for each client remains unchanged as they continue to uphold the high standards of professionalism and integrity that have been the hallmark of their practices.

  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills and Trust design and drafting
  • Trust funding and administration
  • Inheritance Tax Determinations
  • Fiduciary representation
  • Elder Law
  • Power of Attorney preparation
  • All Nebraska State Courts
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, B.A.
  • Creighton University Law School, J.D
  • ElderCounsel Charter Member
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow
  • AV rated Martindale Hubbell “Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0’” star rating
  • Named to “Best Lawyers” in Elder Law since 2013
  • 2020 Elder Law Best Lawyer of the Year

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