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 Otoe County and surrounding areas by helping them obtain the specialized services offered by other Baylor Evnen lawyers regarding Estate Planning, Divorce and Custody, and Real Estate matters at the convenient office location in Syracuse.

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, wrestling mat, 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, Iron Maiden, 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 2015.

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

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 Chamber of Commerce, Vice President, 2011; President, 2012; Past President, 2013; Secretary 2015 – 2017
  • Syracuse 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
  • Community Memorial Hospital Regional Gift Committee 2017 – 2018
  • Community Memorial Hospital Foundation Board 2018 – present

Area(s) of Practice
Workers’ Compensation
Estate Planning
Family Law

Contact Info
1248 O STREET, SUITE 600
LINCOLN, NE 68508
p: 402.475.1075
f: 402.475.9515
email: jpanko@baylorevnen.com