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About me

In 2012, the common goal of helping people with their personal legal needs brought me together with my law partner Tracy Hightower-Henne to form Hightower Reff Law. 


A North Dakota native, I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2001, after graduating in 1997 from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. During my time at Creighton, I was captain of the women's rowing team and a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. 


Staying active in the legal community is important to me. I am a member of the Nebraska Women's Bar Association, Chair of the Nebraska State Bar Association's Juvenile Law Section, and is a former member of the Nebraska Bar Leadership Academy.


In 2015, I was honored to be published in the Nebraska Lawyer Magazine when I wrote about how the law led me to parenthood; Living at a Crossroads: My Experience as a Juvenile Court Attorney and Foster Parent, Nebraska Lawyer Magazine, September/October 2015. 


Languages spoken: American Sign Language

Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    14 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Juvenile: 15%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Angela Yvonne Madathil

    Susan is the attorney that I send all criminal matters to. She has such a great knowledge base and gets good results for her clients. I know that she also has a lot of great experience in the juvenile court. She is a great person to work with.


    Angela Madathil Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tracy Hightower-Henne

    I endorse this lawyer and would recommend her to anyone in need of a good criminal attorney.


    Tracy Hightower-Henne Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Hightower Reff Law

1625 Farnam Street
Suite 830
Omaha, NE, 68102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service to the CommunityCreighton University Law School Faculty2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerSusan Reff Law2008 - 2011
Assistant Public DefenderDouglas County Public Defenders Office2001 - 2008
Senior Certified Law ClerkCreighton University Milton Abrahams Legal Clinic2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership AcademyMember2010 - 2011
Nebraska Women's Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Robert M. Spire American Inns of CourtMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2001
Creighton UniversityPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1997