Elizabeth Govaerts

Elizabeth Govaerts has been with Powers Law representing plaintiffs for twenty years. As a skilled Lincoln personal injury attorney, Elizabeth will devote all of her expertise and experience to bring you personalized legal representation and counsel.



University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Juris Doctorate, 1991
University of Oklahoma – Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1986

Admitted to Practice:

State of Nebraska
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska


Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (AAJ Delegate)
American Association for Justice
The National Trial Lawyers

Practice Areas:

Civil Trial Practice
Professional Negligence
Plaintiffs Personal Injury
Wrongful Death

Professional Recognition:

The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2016 (Rank: #2; Estate of Thomas v. State of Nebraska)

Elected to Nebraska Judicial Nominating Commission-Workers Compensation Court

Cases of Interest

Doe v. Gunny’s Ltd. Partnership, 593 N.W.2d 284, 256 Neb. 653 (Neb. 1999) (Premises Liability)

Shlien v. Board of Regents, University of Nebraska 263 Neb. 465, 640 N.W.2d 643 (Neb. 2002) (Case of first impression, internet privacy)

Koch v. Norris Public Power District 10 Neb. App. 453, 632 N.W.2d 391 (Neb. pp. 2001) (Res Ipsa Loquitur)

Logsdon v ISCO, 260 Neb. 624, 618 N.W.2d 667 (Neb. 2000) (Unexplained fall, Workers’ Compensation)

Community Involvement

Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project: Artistic Director

OmniArts Nebraska, Immediate Past President

Professional Speaking Engagements

Obtaining the Necessary Medical Evidence Inexpensively and Effectively; NATA Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar “Practice Pointers,” October 18, 2002

General Subrogation Law in Tort Cases, Subrogation, Reimbursement and Other Insurance Law Issues, NATA CLE, May 3, 2002

Performance Techniques for Trial, NATA Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar “Practice Pointers,” October 22, 2004

Comparative Negligence:  General Case Law and Form Jury Instructions, 2005 Nebraska Law Update:  Comparative Negligence, UM/UIM and Subrogation, February 25, 2005

Opening Statement, NATA Trial Demonstration:  Trial of a Soft Tissue Personal Injury Case, April 20, 2012

Forms and Procedures for Efficient Communications and Compliance with Medicare, Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, October 24, 2012

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, 2013 NATA Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 22, 2013

Enhancing Your Client’s Bottom Line by Limiting the Subrogation Paid, 2014 NATA Seminar “Tools for the Trade:  The Essentials of Litigation,” December 5, 2014

Subrogation Essentials:  Dealing with the VA, Health Insurance, and Workers Compensation Carriers, “2015 The Best of NATA CLE,” Nebraska State Bar Meeting, October 7, 2015

Effective Exclusion of Harmful Evidence, Trial Techniques Resulting in Successful Verdicts, NATA CLE, December 11, 2015

Theatre Techniques for the Trial Lawyer, 2016 NATA Seminar “Tools for the Trade:  The Essentials of Litigation,” October 7, 2016

“Ready, Set, Go:  Trial Preparation Made Simple”, NATA Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar, September 29, 2017