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William Vern Steffens

also known as Bill Steffens

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate Planning

About Me

William V. Steffens, originally from Kearney, Nebraska, is the senior attorney at Steffens Law Office.  Bill earned his law degree from Washburn University of Topeka College of Law and his undergraduate from Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska.


 


Bill and his family have made Broken Bow their home for 26 years.  Bill has been involved in many local organizations, both civic and religious, while living in the community, holding both appointed and volunteer positions.  Bill's hobbies include hunting, fishing, boating, running, biking, and driving his "collector" car.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    18 years, 148 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
    27 years, 296 cases
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
    29 years, 1.31 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Steven Robert Bowers

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Steven Bowers Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Richard C. Speaks

    I endorse this lawyer. Bill is an outstanding attorney. He has extensive knowledge and experience. He truly cares about his clients and their families. He works hard to get the very best result. I would recommend Bill to anyone without hesitation.

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    Richard Speaks Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Steffens Law Office, P.C.

P.O. Box 363
255 S. 10th Avenue
Broken Bow, NE, 68822

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
SDAuthorized to practice law200806/28/2011
NEActive198405/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
BV DistinguishedMartindale-Hubbell2014

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Academy of Personal Injury AttorneysMember2014 - Present
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationTreasurer1998 - Present
Nebraska State Bar Association, Probate & Estate Planning SectionMember1993 - Present
Nebraska State Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation SectionMember1993 - Present
Custer County Bar AssociationPast President1988 - 1998
Nebraska State Bar Association, Bankruptcy SectionMember1988 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Low-Impact Rear End CollisionAfter payment of all medical expenses (the law office negotiated reductions on the largest expenses) and attorney fees, the client netted $15,000.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
BookCrash Course2014
Steffens Law Office BlogHow to Protect Your Injury Settlement from Creditors and the Bankruptcy Court2013
Steffens Law Office BlogHow To Cover Medical Expenses After An Accident2013
Steffens Law Office BlogHow Can I Afford a Personal Injury Attorney?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogInjuries by Distracted Drivers2012
Steffens Law Office BlogWhat Does Fair Compensation Mean?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogWhen should I contact an attorney if I’ve been injured?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogWhat is the Statute of Limitations for a Nebraska Car Accident?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogWhat if I’m Partially at Fault for my Injury?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogHow to Make a Claim on a Totaled Car2012
Steffens Law Office BlogDo I Need a Nebraska Personal Injury Attorney?2012
Steffens Law Office BlogDo's and Don'ts for Injury Cases2012
Steffens Law Office BlogTips for Defending Yourself from Abusive Creditors2011
Steffens Law Office BlogNebraska Foreclosure Overview2011
Steffens Law Office BlogCan My Creditors Sue a Co-Signer?2011
Steffens Law Office BlogCan a Creditor or Collection Agency Contact me at Work?2011
Steffens Law Office BlogHow Can I Stop Collection Calls at Work?2011
Steffens Law Office BlogFive Common Nebraska Bankruptcy Myths2011
Steffens Law Office BlogThe Steps to Filing Bankruptcy in Nebraska2011
Steffens Law Office BlogWill I Lose My Car in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?2011
Steffens Law Office BlogWhat Happens At The 341(a) Creditors Meeting?2011
Steffens Law Office BlogBankruptcy Filers Can Recover Monies Garnished by Collection Agencies2011
Steffens Law Office BlogThe Secret to Collecting Money Damages from Harassing Creditors2011
Steffens Law Office BlogDebt Settlers Beware2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityN/AUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2013
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2012
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy (2 seminars)2011
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2010
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy (2 seminars)2009
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy (3 seminars)2007
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy (2 seminars)2006
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2005
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2004
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Made Easy2003