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ELIZABETH J. KLINGELHOEFER

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Elizabeth J. Klingelhoefer
  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2015
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S., Criminal Justice & Political Science, Honorable Mention, 2010
Elizabeth J. Klingelhoefer

Liz is a knowledgeable litigator with a passion for explaining complex issues in a way that her clients
understand. She leads with confidence and purpose, and she advocates at all levels, from general counsel, at mediations, in bench or jury trials, and on appeal.

Liz practices in a variety of areas, but she primarily focuses on personal injury defense, premises liability, wrongful death, products liability, insurance coverage review and disputes, and estate and trust litigation. In addition to those practice areas, Liz enjoys appellate practice and has initiated or defended over 20 cases to the Supreme Court of Nebraska and the Nebraska Court of Appeals, many of which involved issues of first impression.

Liz was a Sterling Honors (top 10%) graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law (USD). While there, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review and competed internationally for USD’s trial team. She was a Graduate Assistant for legal writing professors and the Dean’s Academic Assistant, which involved teaching and tutoring first-year law students. Liz earned 12 Dean’s List awards (also known as CALI awards) and multiple writing awards and
scholarships. After law school, she served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre.

Liz is a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where she received dual degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. Liz currently lives with her husband and two boys in Amherst.

Current:
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2022-2023 Class
Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, President
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, LEADS Blue

Past:
University of Nebraska-Kearney, GOLD Torch Society, Alumna Mentor
Leadership Kearney, Graduate – Class #27
Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, Vice President & Secretary
Nebraska State Bar Foundation – High School Mock Trial Regional Coordinator

Admitted:
Nebraska Supreme Court
U.S. District Court – Nebraska
South Dakota Supreme Court
U.S. District Court – South Dakota
Kansas Supreme Court

Current:
Defense Research Institute
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association – Board Member
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Buffalo County Bar Association
South Dakota State Bar Association
Kansas State Bar Association
Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
Kansas Trial Lawyers Association

Awards & Distinctions:
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2022-2023 Graduate
Nebraska Defense Counsel Association Rising Star Award, 2023

Current:
Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, President
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, LEADS Blue

Past:
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2022-2023 Graduate
University of Nebraska-Kearney, GOLD Torch Society, Alumna Mentor
Leadership Kearney, Graduate – Class #27
Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, Vice President & Secretary
Nebraska State Bar Foundation – High School Mock Trial Regional Coordinator

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January 4th & January 5th

Office Closed

Our office will be closed Thursday, January 4 and Friday, January 5 so we can move into our new office.  We will reopen on Monday, January 8 at our new location located at 5408 Global Drive in Kearney. 

Our phone number, 308-234-5579, will remain the same. Our phones may temporarily be down during the move, but all attorneys will still have access to email.  If you need immediate assistance, and cannot get through on the phone, please email your attorney with “URGENT” in the subject line.