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Elizabeth Govaerts

Powers Law
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Elizabeth Govaerts
Powers Law

Elizabeth Govaerts has been with Powers Law representing plaintiffs for twenty years. As a skilled Lincoln personal injury attorney, Elizabeth will devote all of her expertise and experience to bring you personalized legal representation and counsel.

Elizabeth is a Nebraska state representative for American Association of Justice.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Juris Doctorate, 1991

University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Bachelor of Arts, 1975

Admitted To Practice:

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

State of Nebraska

Concentrates In:

Civil Trial Practice

Professional Negligence

Plaintiffs Personal Injury

Wrongful Death


Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (AAJ Delegate)

American Association for Justice

Community Involvement:

Lincoln Contemporary Dance Project: Founder/Director

Camp Summergold: Board of Directors

OmniArts Nebraska, Immediate Past President

The Haymarket Theatre: Board of Directors

Professional Recognition:

The National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2016 (Rank: #2; Estate of Thomas v. State of Nebraska)

Elected to Nebraska Judicial Nominating Commission-Workers Compensation Court

Elizabeth Govaerts elected by fellow lawyers to serve on Workers Compensation Court Judicial Nominating Commission.

Cases of Interest:

Doe v. Gunny’s 256 Neb. 653, Verdict for rape victim against building owner upheld

Shlien v. Board of Regents, University of Nebraska 263 Neb. 465, 640 N.W.2d 643 (Neb. 2002) (Case of first impression, internet privacy)

Koch v. Norris Public Power District 10 Neb. App. 453, 632 N.W.2d 391 (Neb. pp. 2001) (Res Ipsa Loquitur)

Logsdon v ISCO, 260 Neb. 624, 618 N.W.2d 667 (Neb. 2000) (Unexplained fall, Workers’ Compensation)

Professional Speaking Engagements:

Obtaining the Necessary Medical Evidence Inexpensively and Effectively; NATA Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar “Practice Pointers,” October 18, 2002

General Subrogation Law in Tort Cases, Subrogation, Reimbursement and Other Insurance Law Issues, NATA CLE, May 3, 2002

Performance Techniques for Trial, NATA Annual Meeting and Fall Seminar “Practice Pointers,” October 22, 2004

Comparative Negligence: General Case Law and Form Jury Instructions, 2005 Nebraska Law Update: Comparative Negligence, UM/UIM and Subrogation, February 25, 2005

Opening Statement, NATA Trial Demonstration: Trial of a Soft Tissue Personal Injury Case, April 20, 2012

Forms and Procedures for Efficient Communications and Compliance with Medicare, Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting, October 24, 2012

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, 2013 NATA Workers’ Compensation Seminar, February 22, 2013

Enhancing Your Client’s Bottom Line by Limiting the Subrogation Paid, 2014 NATA Seminar “Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation,” December 5, 2014

Subrogation Essentials: Dealing with the VA, Health Insurance, and Workers Compensation Carriers, “2015 The Best of NATA CLE,” Nebraska State Bar Meeting, October 7, 2015

Effective Exclusion of Harmful Evidence, Trial Techniques Resulting in Successful Verdicts, NATA CLE, December 11, 2015

Theatre Techniques for the Trial Lawyer, 2016 NATA Seminar “Tools for the Trade: The Essentials of Litigation,” October 7, 2016

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