About us. 

Lepant and Lentz, PC LLO is a privately owned law firm with attorneys that are licensed to practice law in the State of Nebraska for both federal and state courts. The law office serves both the Lincoln and Omaha areas and many areas in the eastern portion of Nebraska.

John Lentz, Attorney and Shareholder

John Lentz chose the legal profession later in life because he wanted a challenging and rewarding career where he could help people in unfortunate situations and help them plan in order to avoid those same circumstances in the future. John graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law, receiving a Juris Doctorate with Distinction in 2010. He also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Ohio University.

John was the Bankruptcy section chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 2017.


  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence 
  • American Law Institute/American Bar Association’s Scholarship and Leadership Award.


  • John A. Lentz, When Canons Go to War in Indian Country, Guess Who Wins? Barrett v. United States: Tax Canons and Canons of Construction in the Federal Taxation of American Indians. 35 Am. Ind. L. Rev. 211 (2010).
  •  John A. Lentz & David P. Lepant, When the Heart-Broken are Financially Broken: Divorce and Bankruptcy, 14 THE NEB. LAWYER No. 3, 11 (March 2011).

David Lepant, Of Counsel

David graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Business Administration. After serving a variety of positions for Miller and Paine for eighteen years, he pursued his legal career.

Dave obtained his Juris Doctorate with distinction from the University Of Nebraska College Of Law in 1993. He served as the Chairman of the Allen Moot Court Board and was a member of the Barristers while in law school. Dave has been practicing law since 1993 and has served as Chairman of the Gage County Mental Health Board since 1999.

In addition to that, Dave has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Beatrice for more than thirteen years and served two terms on its Board of Directors. 

Why Choose Us?

What's So Special About Lepant and Lentz?

We care about you! John is a bankruptcy specialist. It is what he does every day. We will take the time to understand your situation and do everything we can to help you get the fresh start you deserve!

What's Different About Our Attorneys?

John Lentz is a bankruptcy expert who often travels to meet clients and works hard to make the process easier for them.   David Lepant has been in practice for more than 25 years, and is currently of counsel for the firm. 

What's Different About Our Fees?

VALUE! We keep up to date on what the other guys charge and make sure our prices are the best. We do this while providing a fast turnaround and thorough service.

What's Different About Our Staff?

  • Brooke makes sure you have everything you need and will be with you every step of the way while getting ready to file. She can answer questions about your situation and how it affects filing.
  • Lisa is the friendly voice you get on the phone. She will make sure to work around your schedule and make the process of getting started an easy one.

What's Different About Our Office?

  • There is not just one! We have an office in Lincoln and another in Omaha.
  • John will also travel to your city to meet with you; often in the library.
  • Can't make it to an office? Set up a phone consultation!
  • We are here to make things easier for you.


John Lentz handled my bankruptcy fast and effectively! He gave me piece of mind again. He was always professional and had my interest in mind. His staff has always been friendly as well. I would refer all my friends and family to John Lentz.

- Sabrina 

During the time I contacted Lepant & Lentz offices, my bank account was in the negative due to a large garnishment ($1200) taken out of my account. I had 2 young kids and was at a total loss at how I could lose $1200 and still make my regular bills. John rushed to get my bankruptcy ready and set up for court so I could get my garnishment back in my account asap. Not only did he manage to get my garnishment back within 14 days but he also was the ONLY lawyer out of 7 in the court room at wasn't told he had forgotten or messed up paperwork! Just the thought of bankruptcy is scary and stressful, and I am so grateful Mr. Lentz was efficient, non judgement and set me up for a brighter future! 2 years later I had a 700 credit score and now I own a home thanks to suggestions Mr. Lentz gave me! I also had John do my Will and that was just as easy of a process! I wouldn't recommend any other lawyer if you need the job done right.

- Melissa

John was very easy to work with.He was patient with my questions and he made sure I understood all the facets of my situation and even opened my eyes to other things I needed to evaluate.

- Nancy 

John is definitely a five star professional. My wife and I have total confidence in him and would recommend his firm to anyone we know that is in need of his services. Thank you very much John for all you do and have done for us!

- Troy 

Excellent customer service and very thorough. Mr. Lentz was extremely easy to work with and was prepared to answer the numerous questions I presented in a detailed, logical manner. The thing that I am most appreciative of is that at no time did I feel like I was being scrutinized for the events that led to me acquiring his services and if I would have known how simple and expedient working with him would end up being, I would have consulted him much sooner. I highly recommend anyone who is seeking an attorney to contact Lepant & Lentz.

- Rocky 

3 months ago John and his team handled my entire case with care and compassion. He was easy to work with, get ahold of and always answered my questions clearly. I may have had difficult situations he had to deal with, but he always answered them clearly. I would highly recommend John and his team to anyone.

- Rob 

John stayed on top of my case. He was fairly priced an always communicated thing with me. I have referred a few family and friends to him an they were satisfied with his work as well. John has a great personality and is easy to work with. One time i couldnt meet him at his office to sign some paperwork so he met me closer where i was. Highly recommend him.

- Amber

Working with John was great. Non judgemental and easy going yet very efficient. Our bankruptcy and Wills were completed by him, and we had such a great experience. We would work with him again in a heartbeat.

- Brian

John is very knowledgeable and makes you very comfortable. He is not judgmental and tells you other people have to do this and nothing to be ashamed of. Appointments were made they fit my schedule. I met him at his home for the consultation. My wife and I hired him and he talked us through everything. Would highly recommend him.

- Dan

John was very helpful, he did everything he said he would and was very prompt. I felt I never had to worry about anything with him handling my case. It's been a year and I still call him with questions and he helps me. He responds right away just like he did from day one. I would highly recommend him and can't say enough good things about him.

- Mary