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Vince Powers
Elizabeth A. Govaerts
Kathleen M. Neary
 

411 S. 13th Street
Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508

p. 402-474-8000
f.  402-474-5006

 

Vincent M. Powers

e-mail: vince@vpowerslaw.com

Education:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Juris Doctorate, 1978
Bachelor of Arts, 1975

Admitted to Practice:
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
State of Nebraska

Memberships/Organizations:
Civil Justice Foundation
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation
Nebraska State Bar Association
House of Delegates, 1991-1999
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
President, 2000-2001
President Elect, 1999-2000
Treasurer, 1998-1999
Secretary, 1997-1998
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Sustaining Member
Member of Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice
(formerly known as the Association for the Trial Lawyers of America), 2008-Present
Democratic National Committee, 2004-Present

Reported Cases:
Doe v. Gunny's, 256 Neb. 653
Verdict for rape victim against building owner upheld

Sacco v. Round Table, 253 Neb. 9
Efficient intervening cause jury instruction disapproved

Winslow v. Hammer, 247 Neb. 418
Adopts restatement (second) torts 491 (c)

A.W. v. Lancaster County School Dist. 0001, 280 Neb. 205, 784 N.W.2d 907 (Neb. 2010), Nebraska Supreme Court;
Foreseeability and Duty under Restatement (3rd) of Torts

Jury Verdicts:
Pfister v. Bryan Memorial Hospital
Title VII, Retaliation Plaintiff's Counsel, $1,482,315.00

HONORS/AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:
Great Plains Super Lawyers 2009, 2010 and 2011 representing Plaintiffs in Employment Litigations and Personal Injury.

Vince Powers is and has been for over 15 years an "AV" rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbel, the nation's most longstanding and recognized lawyer directory. An AV rating is the highest possible rating for legal ability and ethical standards given to a lawyer or law firm based upon peer reviews by lawyers and judges.

Ardent Defender Backs Suttle
by Robynn Tysver of the OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Lincoln attorney Vince Powers thought his court case was doomed before he'd made his opening argument.

Powers, a rumpled trial lawyer known for passionate courtroom speeches, was representing a woman in southwestern Nebraska who had been injured in a crash......
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IB Member Wins ‘Alcopops’ Case in Nebraska Supreme Court
by Stephanie Andre of the Injury Board

In a landmark decision, Nebraska’s highest court made history earlier this month with a ruling that confirmed “alcopops” as distilled spirits. Injury Board Member Vince Powers represented Project Extra Mile, a group that fights against underage drinking, and other plantiffs in the case.

Its order affirms an earlier February 2011 ruling by the Lancaster County District Court. With this ruling, the Supreme Court confirmed that alcopops – those fruity, sweet tasting drinks with strong youth appeal that taste like soda but are full of hard liquor – are liquor in the state of Nebraska.......
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brain@headinjury.com
Telephone: 206-621-8558

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TPN Inc., The Perspectives Network -- Provides forums and resources for persons with brain injury, their families, caregivers, friends and the professionals who serve them. Their goals are to promote a sense of community, and to increase public awareness of brain injury.

TPN@tbi.org
Voice/Fax: 770-844-6898

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