Elizabeth J. Klingelhoefer


Liz has a multi-faceted litigation practice and has appeared in state and federal court, along with frequent appearances in front of the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court.  Her primary focuses are personal injury insurance defense, appellate advocacy, and various civil disputes, but she also advises clients in the areas of estate planning, criminal law, contracts, and business organization. 

Her experience in the courtroom, before and after law school, has proven invaluable for her clients. She served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre and was a bailiff/courtroom clerk in Buffalo County Court.

Liz was a top-honors graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law.  She served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review and received multiple academic and writing awards and scholarships.  She also graduated with two degrees, with Honors, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Criminal Justice and Political Science.  Liz currently resides with her family in Amherst.

Practice Areas

Litigation  |  Business  |  Criminal  |  Insurance Defense  |  Personal Injury  |  Juvenile 

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning  |  Appellate Work

  • University of South Dakota School of Law, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2015
    University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.S., Criminal Justice & Political Science, honorable mention, 2010
Professional Organizations
  • Admitted:
    Nebraska Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – Nebraska
    South Dakota Supreme Court
    U.S. District Court – South Dakota

    Nebraska State Bar Association
         Appellate Section
         Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section
         Young Lawyers Section
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    South Dakota State Bar Association
    Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
     Kearney Young Professionals Network
     Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, Secretary/Treasurer

    Leadership Kearney, Class #27
Legal Experience
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