Elizabeth J. Klingelhoefer


Liz practices primarily in general civil law, business, estate planning, appellate work, insurance defense, and criminal defense.

Liz has experience in both state and federal court.  During her undergraduate studies, Liz interned at the Buffalo County State’s Attorney’s office, and before law school, she served as a bailiff/courtroom clerk in Buffalo County Court.  After obtaining her law degree, Liz served as a law clerk for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota in Pierre.

Liz is a 2015 Sterling Honors graduate from the University of South Dakota School of Law, where she graduated second in her class and served as Editor-in-Chief of the South Dakota Law Review.  While in law school, Liz also competed in a national trial team tournament in Puerto Rico and served as graduate assistant to the Dean and writing professors where she assisted in legal writing instruction and individually tutored first-year law students.  She was the recipient of multiple academic and writing scholarships and twelve Deans Awards for Academic Achievement, which are awarded to the student with the highest grade in each course.   Liz received her dual Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science, with Honors, from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010 and is native to the Kearney area, having graduated from Elwood High School.  Liz currently resides in Amherst.


Practice Areas

Litigation  |  Business  |  Criminal  |  Insurance Defense  |  Personal Injury  |  Landlord/Tenant    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, 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
    Buffalo County Bar Association
    South Dakota State Bar Association
    Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
Community Affiliations
  • Current:
     Kearney Young Professionals Network
     Leadership Kearney Class #27
Legal Experience
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