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Tana Fye is a sole practitioner who is licensed in Nebraska and South Dakota. She primarily practices in the areas of criminal defense, juvenile law, and family law, althouh she also handles other types of matters including simple estate planning and landlord-tenant.  Tana accepts cases in many counties in South-Central Nebraska, including Buffalo, Kearney, Franklin, Harlan, Furnas, Gosper, Dawson, and Red Willow Counties.


Tana received her Juris Doctor, Master of Public Administration, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The University of South Dakota.  She is originally from the Black Hills of South Dakota, but now lives in Holdrege, Nebraska.  She enjoys playing the cello, drag racing with her family, reading, travelling, and spending time with her husband.  


Contact info

Fye Law Office

713 Fourth Avenue
Holdrege, NE, 68949

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Juvenile: 30%
  3. Family: 15%
  4. Wills: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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SDAuthorized to practice law201009/23/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
NACC Conference ScholarshipThrough the Eyes of the Child2011
High Grade in RemediesThe University of South Dakota2009
High Grade in Federal JurisdictionThe University of South Dakota2009
High Grade in Immigration LawThe University of South Dakota2008
High Grade in Conflict of LawsThe University of South Dakota2008
High Grade in Contracts I & IIThe University of South Dakota2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderBuffalo County Public Defender's Office2012 - Present
Sole PractitionerLaw Offices of Tana M. Fye2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorColorado Technical University2010 - 2010
Law ClerkSecond Judicial Circuit Courts2009 - 2010
Summer AssociateGunderson Palmer Nelson & Ashmore2008 - 2008
Legal InternDepartment of Social Services, Division of Legal Services2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Through the Eyes of the ChildParents Attorney Committee Member2014 - Present
Buffalo County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2012 - Present
TeammatesAdvisory Board Member, Mentor2011 - Present
Phelps County Bar AssociationPast President, Past Secretary/Treasurer, Member2011 - Present
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember2011 - Present
Holdrege Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
South Dakota State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Pi Alpha AlphaMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Phelps/Harlan County CASAResource Committee Chair, Advisory Board Vice-Chair2012 - 2014
Pennington County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
American Society of Public AdministrationMember2007 - 2012
Student Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Through the Eyes of the ChildYouth with Sexual Behavior Problems2012
National Association of Counsel for Children Law ManualQualified Expert Witnesses Under the Indian Child Welfare Act2012
Family Law ReporterThe Existing Indian Family Exception to the Indian Child Welfare Act2011
American Bar Association 101 Article SeriesWhat to Do (And Not Do) When Speaking for Court Reporters2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Dakota School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of South DakotaN/AMaster of Public Administration2009
University of South DakotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Phelps County Bar Association PresentationQualified Expert Witnesses Under the Indian Child Welfare Act2013
CASA Volunteer TrainingThe Indian Child Welfare Act2013
National Association of Counsel for Children National ConferenceQualified Expert Witnesses Under the Indian Child Welfare Act2012
CASA Volunteer TrainingDispositional Hearings2012
NAMI MeetingInvoluntary Commitments and Mental Holds in South Dakota Courts2010
IdeaFest SymposiumAmerican Indians and the Political Process: Involvement and the Lack Thereof2005