Betsy has spent over a decade litigating both civil and criminal cases in multiple jurisdictions across the states of Nebraska, Iowa, and Florida.  As a former criminal prosecutor and in-house insurance defense counsel, Betsy has litigated a variety of serious criminal felonies and civil negligence cases.  Betsy has worked as in-house counsel for various Insurance Companies defending commercial insurance clients for a variety of carriers including Allstate Insurance, Walmart, and Liberty Mutual Insurance. Her civil trial experience spans across multiple jurisdictions and includes the handling of significant high risk and complex cases ranging from auto liability, general liability, products liability, negligent security, and other aspects of casualty related defense.

Betsy’s current emphasis is on defending general liability and medical malpractice lawsuits.  Betsy is known for her zealous approach to cases, and her integrity in all areas of communication with clients and counsel.

Betsy received her undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Nebraska.  She is a graduate of the University Of Nebraska College Of Law in 2005.  Betsy is an active bar member in Nebraska and Iowa.  Additionally, she is currently a Vice President of the Nebraska Defense Counsel Association.

Betsy is a native of the Cook, Nebraska area.   After pursuing her legal career in Florida for nine years, Betsy returned to Nebraska in 2014 and has made Lincoln, Nebraska her home.  In her free time, she enjoys being active outdoors, traveling, Husker sports, and spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.

Admitted to practice in:  State of Nebraska, State of Iowa, State of Florida

Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Nebraska-Wesleyan

Professional Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Vice President
  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Member
  • Defense Research Institute Member

Special Distinctions

  • Selected as member of the Florida Juvenile Justice Reform Committee 2007-2009
  • Award of Distinction as the First Female African American Prosecutor for Monroe County, Florida 2007
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Program Instructor Trial Advocacy and Evidence Instructor 2009-2012

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Judge for Lancaster County Mock Trial Competition
  • First Plymouth Church Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Volunteer
  • VisionarYouth volunteer
  • Malone Community Center volunteer
  • Cavett Elementary PTO
  • CASA volunteer

Area(s) of Practice

Insurance Defense
Premises Liability
Medical Malpractice Defense
Nursing Home Defense

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