Attorney Vince Powers

vince@vpowerslaw.com

As founder of the firm, and a practicing attorney with over 30 years of experience, Vince Powers is dedicated to bringing you personalized, successful legal representation and counsel. Read on for a full list of his extensive credentials.

Education:

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Juris Doctorate, 1978
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – 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
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;

Specializes In:

Employment Litigation for Plaintiffs (65%)

Represents employees in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as Whistle blower, 1st Amendment and wage and hour litigation.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Plaintiff Cases;

Cases of Interest:

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 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.

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