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About Vanessa

Vanessa attended the University of South Dakota for college, graduate school, and law school, and earned her J.D. from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2005. She is a member of the Thomas Sterling Honor Society, the highest honor bestowed upon the top 10% of students in each USD Law graduating class. Prior to moving to Lincoln in 2008, Vanessa practiced law in rural northeastern Nebraska. Throughout her career, Vanessa has concentrated on representing individuals in family law, juvenile law, and guardianship/adoption matters in probate court. Vanessa was honored to be part of the 2008-2009 Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy. She has also served as Chair of the Volunteer Lawyers' Project committee for the Nebraska State Bar. Vanessa also enjoys teaching Zumba and barre classes, and appreciates theatre, "slam" poetry, and travel.

work Experience

Associate Attorney
Kennedy Rokahr Pier & Knoff
Jan. 1, 2005 - Jan. 1, 2008
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Associate Attorney
Kinsey Rowe Becker & Kistler, LLP
Jan. 1, 2008 - Jan. 1, 2011
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Owner/Attorney
GordenLaw, LLC
Jan. 1, 2011 - Current
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school Education

University of South Dakota
BS - Bachelor of Science
- 2002

University of South Dakota School of Law
JD - Juris Doctor (with honors) and MA - Master of Arts English
- 2005

bookmark Awards

10 Best Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
2016
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
2015
Thomas Sterling Honor Society
University of South Dakota School of Law
2005
Highest Grade in Jurisprudence
CALI
2004
Highest Grade in Property I and II
CALI
2003

group Associations

Member (former chair)
Volunteer Legal Services Committee, Nebraska State Bar Association
2006 - Current

Editorial Board
Nebraska Lawyer
2012 - 2016

Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Committee
2011 - 2012

Member
Lincoln Bar Association
2008 - 2016

Graduate
Nebraska State Bar Leadership Academy
2008 - 2009

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