Karson S. Kampfe is a senior associate in WSHB’s Chicago, Illinois office, focusing his practice on complex commercial and tort litigation, employment, and intellectual property. He has extensive appellate experience and has litigated in state and federal courts, including jury trials. Karson's experience also includes a judicial clerkship at the Nebraska Supreme Court for Justice Jeffery J. Funke.

As a result of his accomplishments, Karson was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the Great Plains region in 2022 and 2023 by Super Lawyers.

Karson earned his law degree from Ohio State University College of Law and graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota with degrees in political science and criminal justice. While in law school, Karson was a member of the school's law review and was selected for publication.


  • Ricker v. Nebraska Methodist Health Systems (Neb.App. Apr. 9, 2024)
  • Susman v. Kearney Towing & Repair Ctr., Inc., 310 Neb. 910, 970 N.W.2d 82 (Neb. 2022)
  • Miller v. Union Pac. R.R. Co., 972 F.3d 979 (8th Cir. 2020)
  • Foundation One Bank v. Svoboda, 303 Neb. 624, 931 N.W.2d 431 (Neb. 2019)



  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey J. Funk, Nebraska Supreme Court (2016 - 2018)


  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • University of South Dakota (B.S., 2011, summa cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Honors & Recognitions

  • Selected to the Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2022 - 2023)

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