Admitted: Nebraska Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, 2000; Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2004.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction) 1996
Majored in Political Science with concentration in Public Administration. Minors in Business (with emphasis in accounting) and English. Honors: Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key National Honor Society; McKelvie Government Scholar.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law
Juris Doctor 1999
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Attorney at Law - Years Employed 2007 - Present; Sullivan Law - Lincoln, Nebraska.
Representation of clients in private practice, including, but not limited to, immigration matters, family and divorce law, assisting clients with filing bankruptcy, personal injury, other civil matters, and criminal defense in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Assistant Attorney General - Years Employed 2004 - 2006; Nebraska Attorney General’s Office - Lincoln, Nebraska.
Representation of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services and its employees in proceedings in both State and Federal courts, from pleading through appellate stages. Cases ranged in nature from appeals of agency decisions pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act to claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 alleging violations of civil and/or constitutional rights.
Staff Attorney/Hearing Officer - Years Employed 2002 - 2004; Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles - Lincoln, Nebraska.
Preside as hearing officer in administrative hearings. Prepare proposed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommended orders. Review applications for recommendations to Board of Pardons for reprieve of fifteen-year license revocations; prepare recommendations for Director’s signature, appear at Pardons Board meetings to present recommendation. Write case law summaries of recent decisions of appellate courts. Draft new and amended rules and regulations; follow established rule-making process including presiding at public hearings. Answer inquiries related to motor vehicle laws.
Attorney at Law - Years Employed 2000 - 2002; Sullivan Law Office - Lincoln, Nebraska.
Representation of clients in private practice, including, but not limited to, immigration, criminal, family, bankruptcy, personal injury and other civil matters.
Public Defender - Years Employed 1999 - 1999; Omaha Tribal Court - Macy, Nebraska.
Representation of enrolled Native American Omaha Tribal members in criminal matters before the tribal court.
Law Clerk - Years Employed 1998 - 1999; Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles - Lincoln, Nebraska.
Process appeals to district courts of agency decisions under the administrative procedures act regarding administrative license revocations resulting from DUI arrests.
Senior Certified Law Student - Years Employed 1998 - 1999; University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law Civil Clinical Program, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Under supervision of licensed attorneys/law professors, provide pro bone representation to clients in a variety of civil and immigration matters.
Security Specialist - Psychiatric Technician 1994 - 1995 Lincoln Regional Center Lincoln, Nebraska
Correctional Officer 1992 - 1993 Federal Bureau of Prisons Florence, Colorado
Corrections Lieutenant 1990 - 1992 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln, Nebraska
Corrections Sergeant 1989 - 1990 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln, Nebraska
Corrections Unit Supervisor 1988 - 1990 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln, Nebraska
Corrections Corporal 1987 - 1988 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln, Nebraska
Corrections Officer 1986 - 1987 Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Lincoln, Nebraska
Security Specialist - Psychiatric Technician 1982 - 1985 Lincoln Regional Center Lincoln, Nebraska
Veteran - United States Air Force