Nebraska Authors

Franklin S. Forbes

AKA: Professor Franklin Sims Forbes

Born 1936-09-21 Kingsport, TN (USA)

Died 2011-06-23
Charlotte, NC (USA)

Charlotte, NC (USA)
St. Gabriel Catholic Church Columbarium

Lawyer and Professor who was instrumental in passing Nebraska's leash law as well as creating the Small Claims Court.

Places Lived

Honolulu, HI
Iowa City, IA
Omaha, NE
Charlotte, NC

Author Of

  • Nonfiction




Bachelor of Arts, 1959, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Juris Doctor Degree, 1963, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Law Clerk, Hawaii Supreme Court
Professor, University of Nebraska College of Business Administration
Professor of Law, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 1965-2002
Chair of Department of Law and Society, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 1970-1997
Lawyer, Private Practice, 1964-2011

Places Worked

Hawaii Supreme Court, Honolulu, HI
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Private Law Practice


Real Dean Award, University of Hawaii, 1959
Chancellor's Medal, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 1977
Great Teacher Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 1978, 1981
Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Nebraska College of Business Administration, 1983-1988
Peter Kiewit Distinguished Professor of Law, 1987-1993


Going into Business in Nebraska: Legal Aspects 1983.
Debtors and Creditors Rights. 1988.
Legal Environment of Telemarketing. 1991.
Starting and Operating a Business in Nebraska. 1995.

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