Elizabeth Govaerts


As a practicing attorney with over 20 years of experience and a specialty in personal injury, worker’s compensation, and professional negligence cases, Elizabeth Govaerts has the expertise necessary to bring you personalized and successful 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
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America


Vincent M. Powers & Associates
Lincoln, NE, 1997 – present

Washington Appellate Defender Association
Seattle, WA, 1991 – 1993

Specializes In:

Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation
Professional Negligence

Cases of Interest

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 Loquiter.

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

Community Involvement

Director: Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project

Board Member: OmniArts Nebraska


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