Kathleen M. Neary

Kathleen M. Neary

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Lincoln, NE

Powers Law
 | 411 South 13th Street, Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-474-8000
Fax: 402-474-5006
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Vincent M. Powers & Associates
Lincoln, NE, 1998 - present

Attorney, Neary Law Office 

Associate Judge, Omaha Tribal Court
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, 1993-1996

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Niesje J. Steinkruger,
District Judge, State of Alaska, 1992-1993

Specializes In:
Employment and Housing Litigation for Plaintiffs (65%)
Represents employees and tenants in discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases as well as Whistleblower, 1st Amendment and wage and hour litigation.

Personal Injury-Plaintiff (35%)

Case of Interest:
Gavin v. Rogers Tech Servs. 276 Neb. 437 (2008)
Secured reversal of summary judgment by trial court in sexual harassment/constructive discharge case for employee.

Case of first impression by Nebraska Supreme Court: "The element of intending to force the employee to quit is satisified if the employer could have reasonable foreseen that the employee would quit a a result of its actions."

Lacey v. State of Nebraska, 278 Neb. 87 (2009)
Affirmed verdict for employee in sexual harassment case.

Case of first impression by Nebraska Supreme Court heard: " We cannot conclude, as a matter of law, that the State exercised reasonable care to prevent and correct the sexual harassment..."

Garcia v. Monument Management Group, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska 4:05 CV3139 (2006)
Summary Judgment granted in favor of employee on liability in gender and pregnancy discrimination case.

Danhauer v. J.K. Tooling, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; Case No. 00-1736
Plaintiff's discrimination jury verdict affirmed on appeal without comment.

Community Activities:
Lancaster County Personnel Board Member; 

City of Lincoln, Nebraska Charter Revision Committee Member; 

Clyde Malone Community Center, Board of Directors;

About Kathleen Neary

Admitted: 1993, Nebraska

Professional Webpage: www.vincepowerslaw.com/neary.html

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member  Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys  , 2010


Office Location for Kathleen M. Neary

411 South 13th Street
Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508

Kathleen M. Neary:

Last Updated: 5/14/2019

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