Forrest “Frosty” Peetz – Of Counsel

Forrest "Frosty" Peetz - 'Of Counsel' at Galyen Boettcher Baier PC, LLO, a full-service law firm with locations in O’Neill, Norfolk, and Laurel, Nebraska

Forrest “Frosty” Peetz joins the GBB Law Group as “of counsel” after engaging in the general practice of law for 46 years in O’Neill, Holt County, Nebraska. Having grown up as one of nine children of Dr. Dwaine J. Peetz and Mildred Peetz in Neligh, NE, Frosty graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Law in 1976. Moving to O’Neill, NE in May of 1976, he was associated with the firm of Magnuson, Magnuson and Peetz until February of 1979 when he opened his own law practice at 126 N. 4th Street in O’Neill where he would provide legal services to clients in North Central and Northeast Nebraska for the next 43 years. Peetz tried numerous civil and criminal trials to verdict in the county and district courts throughout the area. He also provided legal services to children in juvenile court, as well as estate planning and probate administration in the county court. His practice includes business planning, entity creation, contracts and real estate transactional work. 

Upon the retirement of its longtime legal assistant, Barbara (Fish) Myers, Peetz Law closed January 1, 2022. Desiring to continue providing legal services to the people, especially the juveniles, of the 8th Judicial District, Peetz has joined Galyen Boettcher Baier PC, LLO.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Nebraska, 1973
  • Juror’s Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976

Community and Recognition

  • Lifetime Fellow, Nebraska Bar Foundation;
  • Member of Nebraska Bar Association House of Delegates 2007-2021;
  • Member of Nebraska Bar Association Committees: Budget & Planning, Nominations, and Judicial Resources;
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Nebraska Bar Foundation;
  • Past member of St. Mary’s School Board of Education and O’Neill District Seven Board of Education;
  • Member of the O’Neill Country Club and O’Neill Golf Club Board of Directors;
  • General Counsel for Niobrara Valley Electric Membership Cooperative 1979-Present;
  • Mock trial Attorney coach for St. Mary’s Catholic High School 1984-2004 and 
  • Member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Development Counsel and Finance Committee 1996-2021.