As professionals, it is of paramount importance to use that we remain available to serve our clients while acting in the best interest of the public. Our offices remain open. However, we have taken steps to limit the number of attorneys, staff, and guests who will be physically present in the offices of the firm. As a general rule, attorneys and staff will work remotely from home and will not be holding in-person meetings in our offices. Our goal is to use social distancing to maintain safety while continuing to serve our clients. We have been preparing for this day for some time. Thanks to our amazing people, we expect to be able to provide the same level of service as before.


You can still reach your attorney or paralegal by phone, email, or videoconference. If there is a need to meet in person, we will do our best to make that happen in a way that complies with the best guidance on public health. While our immediate concern is the health and safety of our people, our clients, and the public, we have been helping clients deal with the disruption that COVID-19 is causing to their lives and businesses. That will continue to be a focus of Cline Williams as we move through these difficult days together. We know many of you are dealing with these challenges in your own organizations as well as at home. As always, we deeply value your trust, friendship and support. You can be certain that we are here to support you, your families, and our community. Stay safe, and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

(402) 474-6900

Practice Areas

Practice Emphasis:

Renee’s trial experience is in the area of civil defense litigation, focused on insurance defense and professional liability (malpractice) defense. She handles a variety of insurance and business suits, including premises liability, construction litigation, and contract disputes. She defends health care providers and businesses in litigation throughout the State of Nebraska. She represents businesses in workers’ compensation litigation as well. She has tried jury cases throughout the state of Nebraska and has argued before the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Admitted to Practice:

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2005
Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), B.A., summa cum laude, 1998

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Member, inaugural Civil Justice Reform Working Group, appointee of the Nebraska Supreme Court (2019)
  • Past President, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association (NDCA), 2016-2017
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Client Assistance Fund Board Member, 2017
  • NSBA Leadership Academy, 2011-2012
  • Member, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, 2005-present
  • Member, Defense Research Institute, 2005-present
  • Vice Liaison of Nebraska to national Defense Research Institute Women in the Law Committee, 2010-present
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association “Rising Star” Award, 2011
  • Member, Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court, 2003-2009
  • Member, American Inns of Court, 2005-present
  • Member, NDCA Board of Directors, 2009-present
  • Former Editor, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association’s publication
  • Member, Board of Directors, Nebraska Defense Counsel Association liaison to UNL College of Law Defense Research Institute Student Chapter, 2009-2012
  • Past President, Nebraska Court-Appointed Special Advocates Association (CASA), 2010
  • Member, Advisory Committee Chair and Standards Committee Chair, Nebraska CASA, 2009-2014