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Vanessa J. Gorden
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Vanessa J. Gorden

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Juvenile

About Me

Vanessa attended the University of South Dakota for college, graduate school, and law school, and earned her J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2005. She is a member of the Thomas Sterling Honor Society, the highest honor bestowed upon the top 10% of students in each USD Law graduating class. Prior to moving to Lincoln in 2008, Vanessa practiced law in rural northeastern Nebraska.


Throughout her career, Vanessa has concentrated on representing individuals in family law, juvenile law, and criminal law. Vanessa was honored to be part of the 2008-2009 Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy. She has also served as Chair of the Volunteer Lawyers' Project committee for the State Bar.


Vanessa is a member of Southwood Lutheran Church, Zumba Instructor Network, and she enjoys theatre, "slam" poetry, and travel.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Family: 55%
    10 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    10 years
  3. Child Custody: 15%
    10 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($165-255/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Amanda Van Wyhe

    Vanessa is down to earth and has excellent insight. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good honest family law attorney.

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    Amanda Van Wyhe Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NEActive200605/15/2015
SDInactive200503/04/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Thomas Sterling Honor SocietyUniversity of South Dakota School of Law2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner/AttorneyGordenLaw, LLC2011 - Present
Associate AttorneyKinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler, LLP2008 - 2011
Associate AttorneyKennedy Rokahr Pier & Knoff2005 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Nebraska LawyerEditorial Board2012 - Present
Nebraska State Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
Nebraska State Bar AssociationVolunteer Legal Services Committee Member2009 - Present
Lincoln Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Nebraska State Bar Leadership AcademyGraduate2008 - 2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Dakota School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor and MA - Master of Arts English2005
University of South DakotaEnglishBS - Bachelor of Science2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NSBA Annual Meeting - VLP SeminarFamily Law 101: Paternity and Modifications2014
GAP (Going Ahead Prepared)Representing Parents in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings2014
NSBA Annual Meeting - VLP SeminarDo's and Don'ts of Dealing With Pro Se Litigants2011