(Kearney, NE; January 1, 2017) — Jacobsen, Orr, Lindstrom & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O. announces the addition of Elizabeth Chrisp as an associate attorney.

Liz received her dual Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science, with Honors, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010 and is a 2015 Sterling Honors graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where she graduated second in her class.  Liz is native to the Kearney area, having graduated from Elwood High School, and she currently resides in Amherst.

While in law school, Liz served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review, competed in a national trial team tournament in Puerto Rico, and served as graduate assistant to the Dean and writing professors where she assisted in legal writing instruction and individually tutored first-year law students.  She was the recipient of multiple academic and writing scholarships and twelve Deans Awards for Academic Achievement which are awarded to the student with the highest grade in each course.  Click here to read Press Release from University of South Dakota School of Law

Liz has experience in both state and federal court.  During her undergraduate studies, she interned at the Buffalo County Attorney’s office, and before law school, she served as a bailiff/courtroom clerk in Buffalo County Court.  After obtaining her law degree, Liz clerked for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre.

Liz practices primarily in general criminal and civil law.  Additionally, she is a certified Guardian Ad Litem, whose role is to protect the best interest of children during the course of a juvenile proceeding.

“Liz’s rigorous academic approach to the law, her ability to relate to clients with both regional and local interests, and her passion for excellence make her a valuable asset to our team and to our clients.  We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring her back to her Central Nebraska roots,” said Dan Lindstrom, managing shareholder of Jacobsen Orr Law Firm.

Liz is licensed to practice in Nebraska and South Dakota and is a member of the Buffalo County Bar Association.