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University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Juris Doctorate, 1991

University of Oklahoma - Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1986

Admitted to Practice:

State of Nebraska

State of Washington

U.S. Supreme Court 

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


Community Involvement:


Board of Directors, The Haymarket Theatre
Director 2002-2012


President and Founder, Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project

2003 – present


Board of Directors OmniArts Nebraska 2011 – present


Choreographer/Performing Artist for:

Flatwater Shakespeare Company

The Haymarket Theatre

Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project




Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 65%
    18 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    18 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 10%
    18 years



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  • Vincent M. Powers

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    Vincent Powers Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Mary Kay Hansen

    Attorney Govaerts and I have many clients in common due to the nature of our practice areas. Her clients are always well informed re: their case that she is handling and more important her clients share with me how hard she works on their behalf and how happy they are with her representation. I’ve seen her work and it is top notch! Although a zealous advocate she is personally a real nice person. I am happy to refer cases to her as I know my referrals will be in good hands.


    Mary Kay Hansen Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

411 S 13th St Ste 300
Lincoln, NE, 68508-2518


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVincent M. Powers & Associates1997 - Present
Staff AttorneyWashington Appellate Defender Association1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeN/A2002 - Present
Nebraska Association of Trial AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schlien v. Board of Regents, University of NebraskaSupreme court ruled in favor of my client
Koch v. Norris Public Power Districtappeals court ruled in favor of my client
Logsdon v. ISCOsupreme court ruled for my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Prairie BarristerMedicare Reimbursement and Set-asides2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nebraska College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Workers CompensationVocational Rehabilitation2013
Trial TechniquesOpening Statement2012
Medicare issuesMedicare Reimbursement2012