Vince Powers, Attorney

Kathleen Neary has been with Powers Law representing clients since 1998. As a skilled Lincoln workplace law, discrimination,  employer harassment & retaliation, and personal injury attorney, Kathleen serves her clients & the community with passion and poise.

Kathleen is a past president of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys.

Read on for a full list of her extensive credentials.


Admitted To Practice:

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

Concentrates In:

  • Wage and Hour Litigation for Employees;
  • Workplace Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation claims for Employees;
  • Tenant Housing Discrimination claims;
  • Whistleblower Litigation;
  • 1st Amendment claims;
  • Personal Injury;
  • Wrongful Death;


  • President, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA), 2016;
  • Member, NATA Board, 2001-Present;
  • Chair, Employment Rights Section of American Association Justice (AAJ), 2018;
  • Member, AAJ, 1998-Present;
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA);
  • President, Nebraska NELA, 2013;
  • Outstanding Contributor to Woman and the Law, 2015;
  • Member, AAJ Employment Rights Executive Committee, 2014-present;
  • Vice-Chair, Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA), Labor and Employment Section, 2012-2013;
  • NSBA House of Delegates, 1999-2006;
  • Nebraska Bar Association, 1993-Present;
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2009-Present;
  • Lancaster County Personnel Board, 2003-2013;
  • Nebraska Bar Association, 1993-Present;

Community Involvement:

  • Lancaster County Personnel Board Member;
  • City of Lincoln, Nebraska Charter Revision Committee Member;
  • Clyde Malone Community Center, Board of Directors;

Cases of Interest:

Professional Recognition:

  • Kathleen Neary was elected by fellow lawyers to serve on both 3rd District- County Court and District Court Judicial Nominating Commissions.


  • Powers Law Attorney,  Lincoln, NE, 1998 – present
  • Neary Law Office, 1996-1997
  • Associate Judge, Omaha Tribal Court, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, 1993-1996
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Niesje J. Steinkruger, District Judge, State of Alaska, 1992-1993