JENNY L. PANKO

Jenny’s practice allows her to work with a variety of clients, from large businesses to individuals. The majority of Jenny’s practice consists of handling workers’ compensation cases for employers, specifically in large production settings. It would not be unusual for her professional attire to include a hard hat and steel-toed boots when visiting work areas on clients’ premises to assist them in developing their best defenses and case strategy.  Many of the cases she handles involve claims of complex, repetitive trauma injuries.

Jenny resides in Syracuse, Nebraska and works at Baylor Evnen’s Syracuse office, which was established by the firm in 1980. A self-described farm girl from Table Rock, Nebraska, who learned a strong work ethic through her parents, Jenny is pleased to serve clients in Nebraska’s smaller communities. She is active in local business and community activities. Jenny primarily assists clients in Southeast Nebraska with estate planning matters such as wills, health care directives, and powers of attorney and by helping them obtain the specialized services offered by other Baylor Evnen lawyers in diversified areas of law to address the clients’ particular needs.

Outside of her law practice, Jenny can be found wearing her “Syracuse Rockets” t-shirt while supporting her three sons’ efforts in the classroom and on the football field, basketball court, and long jump pit. The Panko family enjoys showcasing their “Screamin’ Yellow” 1930 Ford Coupe at various area car shows. Jenny also enjoys heavy metal music. Among her favorite bands are Metallica, Pantera and Led Zeppelin.   She published a paper entitled, “Makes Me Wonder—The History and an Interpretation of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven,’” in the International Torch Club Magazine in 2016.

Admitted to practice in: State of Nebraska; United States District Court, District of Nebraska

Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law, with distinction, 1999
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with high distinction, 1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association

Special Distinctions

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. John V. Hendry, Chief Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1999 -2001
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Donald E. Endacott and Hon. Paul D. Merritt, Jr., Lancaster County District Court, 1998 – 1999
  • Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor, 1998 – 1999
  • Nebraska Law Review, Member, 1997 – 1999
  • 1997 United Way Volunteer of the Year
  • 2012 Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year

Community Service/Activities

  • Syracuse Good Samaritan Society Advisory Board, 2010 – 2012; 2015 – Present
  • Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President, 2011; President, 2012; Past President, 2013; Secretary 2015 – 2017
  • Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2009 – present
  • Syracuse Germanfest “Kinder Parade” Coordinator, 2009 – 2015
  • Luther Memorial Church, Lay Ministry Committee and Confirmation small group leader
  • Southeast Nebraska Torch Club
  • Syracuse Area Health Regional Gift Committee, 2017 – 2018
  • Syracuse Area Health Foundation Board, 2018 – present
  • Otoe County CASA Program, 2019

Area(s) of Practice
Workers’ Compensation
Estate Planning

Contact Info
1248 O STREET, SUITE 600
LINCOLN, NE 68508
p: 402.475.1075
f: 402.475.9515
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