Radcliffe and Associates has deep roots in Nebraska politics. The preceding firm, Tews and Radcliffe, had as its senior partner David Tews, who served in the Nebraska Legislature in the 1950’s. Walt Radcliffe practiced law with Max Kier, the former Speaker of Nebraska’s bicameral legislature in the 1930’s and Roland Luedtke, former Speaker, Lt. Governor, and Mayor of Lincoln. Radcliffe also served as Assistant Clerk to the legislature and as Counsel to the Speaker, Counsel to the Judiciary Committee, and Counsel to the Banking, Commerce and Insurance Committee. Korby Gilbertson joined the firm as an attorney and lobbyist in 1996, having worked for Radcliffe & Associates as support staff for the previous seven years. Justin Brady joined the firm as an attorney and lobbyist in 2003, having worked for Radcliffe & Associates as support staff for the previous five years.
The key elements of successful lobbying are credibility, access and an understanding of the legislative system. We spend our time during the legislative session in the hallways and rotunda of the Capitol, representing the needs of our clients and are available to legislators to answer any questions they might have about issues. Our understanding of Nebraska’s legislative system is based on many years of participation in the legislative system and those processes.