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Susan Reff

Divorce and separation Attorney at Omaha, NE

5.0   8 reviews

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About Susan

Learn Susan’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    35%

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I represent people charged with misdemeanors and felonies. I have had numerous bench trials and jury trials.

    22 years

  3. Family
    25%

  4. Uncontested divorce
    10%

  5. Adoption
    5%

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. 

Licensed for 21 years
State NE
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Susan

Hightower Reff Law
10110 Nicholas Street
Suite 102
Omaha, NE, 68114

Reviews

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Posted by Taylor | May 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding.
Susan Reff was highly recommended to me and I could not be happier with hiring her and entrusting her expertice with my case. I am very pleased with the result and the professional and personable interaction I had with her.
Posted by Tom | March 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Defender!
Susan Reff took my case and ran with it. She was knowledgeable, took a personal interest in my case and settled it better than expected! Great job Susan!
Posted by Gary | April 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great law team
Susan and her staff really put our minds at ease. She walked us through a difficult time with aplomb. As our case developed, we felt party to all decisions and she held our hand when dark days were on the horizon. I feel her constant updates and advice really eased my mind. I would not hesitate to recommend her and her firm to both family and friends.
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Posted by Mike Miller | April 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
When I first met with Susan she seemed very understanding and did not push me into something I did not want to do. I left the first meeting felling a little better about a bad situation. When I hired her she was not pushy about what to do are how to do it or the time to get it done. Because I was still hoping for a different outcome. Susan and her staff was very understanding even when I did not take there advise. They still guided me through a very hard time. Thank You!
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Posted by Blaine | March 5, 2015
Amazing Attorney
I am blown away at how easy it is to communicate with Susan. She really speaks with me, not to me. Susan does a fantastic job of educating her clients on the legal process and the upcoming steps of the case; be it in- or out-of court. I can't think of any attorney better able to handle family law.
Posted by Sheri | August 22, 2013
Highly Recommended!
Susan really listened to us during a very stressful time. She was able to explain things to us in a way that we felt comfortable and the outcome of our case was better because we had Susan as our lawyer!
Posted by Timothy | July 30, 2013
Very Professional and Knowledgeable!
Susan is very knowledgeable about family law and criminal defense. I would recommend her to anyone in these stressful situations. She actually listens to your problems and works with you to come up with an effective strategy.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2011
Wonderful
I was referred to Susan from a family member who works for the Douglas County Public Defender Office. She did an outsanding job on 2 charges I had in 2 different counties, both of wich were dissmissed. She was as professional as they come, down to earth, and straight up with me. Prompt and well priced. Hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, Susan would be the person that I would call.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Susan Reff Law
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Douglas County Public Defenders Office
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Senior Certified Law Clerk
  • Creighton University Milton Abrahams Legal Clinic
  • 2001 - 2001

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Creighton University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association-Law Practice Management Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2018 - Present
  • Now. Leadership Cohort-University of Nebraska College of Law
  • member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association-Women in the Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Robert M. Spire American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2012
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Chapter Member of the Year
  • BNI of the Heartland
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Service to the Community
  • Creighton University Law School Faculty
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Nebraska State Bar Association Legal Skills Institute
  • Time Keeping and Billing
  • 2017
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Legal Skills Institute
  • Delegation
  • 2017
  • Big O Business Network Meeting
  • Motion to Suppress Hearings
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Susan
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Susan is a rare expert in family and criminal law. You will be impressed with her level of professionalism and guidance."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Susan is a confident, knowledgeable, and compassionate attorney in the areas of family and criminal law. Susan is committed to getting great results for her clients, and I can personally attest that she is an excellent advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Susan is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is confident, experienced, and knowledgeable. She works very hard to listen to her clients wants and needs and includes them in the decision-making process during the case. I would recommend Susan to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney or family law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Susan is a very knowledgeable and passionate attorney, both in the areas of criminal defense and family law. Susan is the attorney you need if you are ready to move on in life."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Susan is very knowledgeable and experienced in the area of criminal law. She represents her clients fervently and compassionately while always listening to their wants and needs."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Susan is confident and collected in her representation of clients. I highly recommend her abilities as an attorney both in family law and criminal defense."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan is a great advocate for her clients. She is easy to work with and understands the value of settling a case outside of litigation. Susan puts her clients first while remaining amicable and professional with attorneys on the opposing side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer and would recommend her to anyone in need of a good criminal attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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