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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: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years
  3. Child Custody: 25%
  4. Juvenile: 15%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Scott Vincent Hahn

    I am so proud to be working as an Associate Attorney for Susan Reff at Hightower Reff Law in Omaha, NE. While I have know Susan for almost 6 years, I began working with her in September 2015. Since that time, Susan continues to impress me on a daily basis with her constant professionalism towards both clients and her colleagues, her knowledge of criminal law, and her ability to multitask and address numerous legal issues, big and small, throughout the day. Maybe the biggest testament to Susan as an attorney is her clients' satisfaction with her work -- I have yet to come across a client who doesn't walk away after working with Susan feeling like they have a zealous advocate fighting for them. I highly recommend Susan as a criminal defense attorney.


    Scott Hahn Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Patrick Edward McNamara

    Susan and I have worked together for a number of years and I have full faith in her services. She is caring and has an clear and open demeanor with clients and other counsel. Susan's understanding of criminal, family and juvenile law make her someone I would turn to regularly for advice or counseling.


    Patrick McNamara Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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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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 Women's Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Robert M. Spire American Inns of CourtMember2000 - Present
Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership AcademyMember2010 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
Nebraska Lawyer MagazineLiving at a Crossroads: My Experience as a Juvenile Court Attorney and Foster Parent2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2001
Creighton University School of LawPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997