Jennifer D. Kearney

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Jennifer Kearney spent 8 years as a public defender and juvenile defense attorney in the Western Nebraska area and joined the firm in 2014. She handles cases involving complex criminal defense matters as well as defense of parents and children in the juvenile system. She also practices as a family law attorney and brings a unique perspective and training to her family law cases based on her work with families in the juvenile justice system. She has recently begun practicing in the immigration field as well.

She is skilled at assessing the needs of her clients, at helping to determine the best interests of children and understands the complexities of litigation and advocacy.


• University of Nebraska (B.A., Philosophy & Political Science, 2003)
• Creighton (Certificate in Criminal Law, 2006)
• National Criminal Defense College (2012)


• Nebraska Bar Association

Memberships & Associations

• Member of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney Association
• Certified Guardian Ad Litem through the Nebraska Supreme Court
• Member of the National Association for the Counsel of Children
• Former Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• 2011 participant of the Nebraska Bar Association Leadership Academy
• Certified Juvenile Defense Trainer through the Juvenile Immersion Training Program
• Board Member of the Heartland FC
• Board Member of Grand Island Little Theater
• Former Board Member of the North Platte Community Playhouse
• Regularly attendee of trainings and CLE’s for domestic law, criminal defense and litigation, Guardian Ad Litem work and juvenile defense cases