Vince Powers, Attorney

vince@vpowerslaw.com

As founder of the firm and a Lincoln personal injury lawyer with over 30 years of experience, Attorney, Vince Powers is dedicated to bringing you personalized, successful legal representation and counsel.

Vince is a past president of Nebraskas Association of Trial Attorneys & a past member of the Board of Governors AAJ.  He is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubble.

Read on for a full list of his extensive credentials.

Education:

Admitted To Practice:

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

Concentrates In:

  • Employment Litigation for Plaintiffs (65%)
  • Represents employees in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as Whistleblower, 1st Amendment and wage and hour litigation.
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Plaintiff Cases;

Memberships/Organizations:

  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Super Lawyers, 2009-2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • 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
    • PAC President, 1996-1997
    • PAC President, 1994-1995
  • At Large Officer, 1991-1992; 1992-1993
  • AAJ Governor, 2006-2007; 2007-2008; 2009-2010
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Former Chair of the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Political Action Committee
  • Frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Seminars
  • Author, “Practice Pointers” in the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys Prairie Barrister

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;

Past Memberships:

  • Past President, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA)
  • Past Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Past Chair, NATA PAC
  • Past Chair AAJ Employment Rights Section
  • Past Member, Democratic National Committee 2004-2016

Professional Recognition:

Vince Powers elected to serve on Judicial Nominating Committee for Chief Justice of Nebraska Supreme Court. Previously, Vince elected and served on the Supreme Court Nominating Committee for District 1, the Lancaster County District Court Nominating Committee, and the Lancaster County Court Nominating Committee.

Honors/Awards/Recognitions:

  • Great Plains Super Lawyers 2009, 2010 and 2011 representing Plaintiffs in Employment Litigation 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.

Cases of Interest:

Presentations:

How to Try a Soft Tissue Injury Case
“A Trial Demonstration”
Summation: Capstone
For the Plaintiff: Vince Powers
For the Defendant: Steve Leininger
May 10-11, 1991
Midtown Holiday Inn
Grand Island, NE

Auto-Accident Litigation: Tactics for the Trenches
“Practical Ideas for the Trial of Soft Tissue Injury Cases”
February 23, 2001
Mahoney State Park
Ashland, NE

A Trial Demonstration of the Wrongful Death of a Teenager
Program Chair, Opening Remarks
September 7, 2001
The Cornhusker Hotel
Lincoln, NE

NATA Annual Meeting & Fall Seminar 2005
Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation
“Getting the Last Word: Making Rebuttal Count”
October 7, 2005
Embassy Suites, Old Market
Omaha, NE

Taking the Soft Tissue Case to Trial
Program Chair
“A Trial Demonstration”
Voir Dire & Opening Statement for Plaintiff
Direct Examination of Witnesses & Closing Argument for Plaintiff
February 24, 2006
Marriott Hotel
Omaha, NE

Honing Your Skills: Deposition Workshop
“Deposing the Defense Medical Expert”
April 18th, 2008
Quarry Oaks Clubhouse
Ashland, NE

Lien Seminar
“Panel Discussion: Strategies on Resolving Liens”
February 19th, 2010
Regency Lodge
Omaha, NE

Practice Pointers
“Closing Argument Demonstration”
Closing Argument on Behalf of the Non-English Speaking Injured Plaintiff
October 8, 2010
Downtown Holiday Inn
Lincoln, NE

Practice Pointers Seminars:

Program Chair
October 17, 1997
Cornhusker Hotel
Lincoln, NE

Program Chair
October 20, 2000
Double Tree Hotel
Omaha, NE

Program Chair
October 18, 2002
Double Tree Hotel
Omaha, NE

Program Chair
October 22, 2004
The Quest Center Rms. 208 & 209
Omaha, NE

Program Chair
October 5, 2007
Double Tree Hotel
Omaha, NE

Program Chair
October 8, 2010
Downtown Holiday Inn
Lincoln, NE