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Executive Team

Laurie Heer Dale

Executive Director

Erin Cihal

Chief Compliance Officer

Jennifer Gaughan

Chief of Legal/Strategy

Development Team

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Jenna Hynek

Marketing & Communications Manager

Local Offices

Scott Mertz

Managing Attorney

Omaha office
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 206

Pat Carraher

Managing Attorney

Lincoln office
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 307

Lori Lee

Managing Attorney

Norfolk office
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 372

Michelle Soll

Project Manager

Bancroft office

Emily Santa

Managing Attorney

Grand Island office

Jeffrey (Jeff) Eastman

Managing Attorney

North Platte office
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 353

Danny Reynaga

Managing Attorney

Scottsbluff office

Attorney Directory

Zachary Anderson

Attorney

HELP Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 323

Mark Bestul

Attorney

Location: Lincoln office
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 303

Lia Bies

Attorney

REACH Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 264

Pat Carraher

Managing Attorney

Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 307

Caitlin Cedfeldt

Attorney

Housing Justice Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 254

Kato Craig

Staff Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 317

Jacinta Dai-Klabunde

Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 305

Elaine D'Amato

Attorney

Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 227

James Drawz

Attorney

Location: Omaha
Phone: (402) 348-1069 X 244

Shailana Dunn-Wall

Attorney Fellowship

Tax Law Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 331

Jeffrey (Jeff) Eastman

Managing Attorney

Location: North Platte
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 353

Katelyn Ferrari

Client Advocate

Health, Education & Law Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 402-348-1069 ext. 233

Paula Fritz

Attorney

Centralized Intake
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 249

Adam Harper

Attorney

Native American Program
Location: Scottsbluff
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 364

Muirne Heaney

Managing Attorney

Access to Justice Program
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 219

Ashley Hendry

Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 309

 

Laurel Johnson

Attorney

Native American Program
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 314

April Kirkendall

Project Managing Attorney

UPLIFT Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 304

Shannon Konkol

Fellowship Staff Attorney

UPLIFT Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 313

Abigail (Abby) Kuntz

Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 326

Lori Lee

Managing Attorney

Location: Norfolk
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 372

Anne Marcotte

Staff Attorney

Centralized Intake Unit
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 262

Philip Martin

Attorney

Farm and Ranch Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 231

Jean McNeil

Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 321

Scott Mertz

Managing Attorney

Housing Justice Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 206

Brandy Mutehart

Managing Attorney

Income & Benefits Unit Director

Location: Norfolk
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 374

Sarah O'Neill

Staff Attorney

Housing Justice Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 253

Shirley Peng

Managing Attorney

Debt and Finance Unit Director
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 302

Brianna Poppert

Attorney

HELP Project

Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 373

Noah Rasmussen

Attorney

Housing Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 332

Danny Reynaga

Managing Attorney

Ag Worker Rights Project
Location: Scottsbluff
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 368

Hazell Rodriguez

Managing Attorney

Juvenile Justice Project
Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 312

Emily Sands

Managing Attorney

Pro Bono Development & Engagement 
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 250

Emily Santa

Managing Attorney

Location: Grand Island
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 345

Margaret Schaefer

Managing Attorney

Centralized Intake
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 225

Erin Schmidt

Attorney

HELP Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 252

Robert (Rob) Schmidt

Attorney

HELP Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 229

Andrew Schill

Attorney

HELP Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 210

Jonathan Seagrass

Managing Attorney

Native American Program
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 266

Christine Stolarskyj

Managing Attorney

Private Attorney Involvement
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 248

Jeff Swenson

Attorney

Location: Omaha
Phone: 402-348-1069 x277

Amy Swoboda

Attorney

Location: Lincoln
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 310

Roselle Visenio

Client Advocate

HELP Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 402-348-1069, ext. 261

Jayne Wagner

Managing Attorney

HELP Project
Location: Omaha
Phone: 1-888-991-9921 ext 293