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  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  |  Personal Injury  |  Juvenile  |  Appellate Work

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

  • 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
    Kansas Supreme Court

    Nebraska State Bar Association
         Appellate Section
         Women and the Law  
    Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    South Dakota State Bar Association
    Kansas State Bar Association
    Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
    Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2022-2023 Class
    Nebraska Defense Counsel Association, Board Member
    Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, President
    Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, LEADS Blue

    University of Nebraska-Kearney, GOLD Torch Society, Alumna Mentor
    Leadership Kearney, Graduate - Class #27
    Kearney/Buffalo County CASA, Vice President & Secretary
    Nebraska State Bar Foundation - High School Mock Trial Regional Coordinator
Legal Experience
      Elizabeth Klingelhoefer
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