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.
Hourly ($175-255/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 10 Attorneys Under 40||National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Thomas Sterling Honor Society||University of South Dakota School of Law||2005|
|Highest Grade in Jurisprudence||CALI||2004|
|Highest Grade in Property I and II||CALI||2003|
|Owner/Attorney||GordenLaw, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Kinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler, LLP||2008 - 2011|
|Associate Attorney||Kennedy Rokahr Pier & Knoff||2005 - 2008|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Nebraska Lawyer||Editorial Board||2012 - Present|
|Nebraska State Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Committee||Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Nebraska State Bar Association||Volunteer Legal Services Committee Member||2009 - Present|
|Lincoln Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Nebraska State Bar Leadership Academy||Graduate||2008 - 2009|
|University of South Dakota School of Law||N/A||N/A||2005|
|University of South Dakota||English||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|NSBA Annual Meeting - VLP Seminar||Family Law 101: Paternity and Modifications||2014|
|GAP (Going Ahead Prepared)||Representing Parents in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings||2014|
|NSBA Annual Meeting - VLP Seminar||Do's and Don'ts of Dealing With Pro Se Litigants||2011|