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.
Education: 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
Memberships/Organizations: 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