Bell Island



Bell Island defended me all the way through trial on my DUI. He got the DMV license suspension thrown out after the state trooper failed to call in to the suspensiont hearing and I was found not guilty in the criminal trial. He managed to get the breathalyzer results results thrown out, which left the state with no case. He charged $100.00 to decide if he would take my case. He accepted the case for a fee of $6000.00 He then hired an expert witness which never testified for an additional $3000.00 After the trial, another $1700.00 charge showed up on my credit card. I guess I would recommend him if it is worth almost $11,000.00 for somebody to beat a DUI. [Client Review]

About me

I am Nebraska’s only attorney who is Certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense.  I focus on Criminal Defense with an emphasis on trial practice. I am a graduate of the Trial Lawyers College.  When not working I enjoy time with my wife and daughter, coaching the Gering Mock Trial Team, and Participation in productions at Theatre West.

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Island & Huff1428 10th Street
Gering, NE, 69341

Office (308) 635-4900
Fax (308) 635-4949

License
State Status Acquired Updated
NE Active 1994 07/18/2016

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Graduate Trial Lawyers College 2013
Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate of Attendance National College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoication 2010
Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice Axion Training Institute 2010
Graduate Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School National College for DUI Defense 2009
Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate of Completion National College for DUI Defense & Texas Criminal Lawyers Association 2009
Graduate of Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School National College for DUI Defense 2007
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certificate of Completion Robert LaPier 2005
Trial Practice Institute Attendee National Criminal Defense College 1996

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Founding Attorney Island & Huff 1998 – Present
Deputy Public Defender Scotts Bluff County Public Defender’s Office 1994 – 1998

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
University of Nebraska College of Law N/A JD – Juris Doctor 1994
Hamline University History and Soviet & East European Studies BA – Bachelor of Arts 1991

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
Young Lawyers Annual institute Criminal Law Update 2014
DWI Defense Moderator 2014
Young Lawyers Annual Institute Criminal Law Update 2013
Bob Chaloupka Trial Skills Seminar Cross Examination 2012
Successful DWI Defense 2010 Moderator 2010
That Thing That you Do or Getting Your Trial Plan in Place Speedy Trial 2008
DWI Defense Moderator 2008
DWI Defense Field Sobriety Tests 2006
Pieces of the Puzzle Moderator 2005

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