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:

Susan has a general civil trial practice which includes labor and employment issues, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents school districts, hospitals, doctors, employers and insurance companies in all aspects of legal representation. She also handles all aspects of adoption proceedings, and was the legislative drafter for LB 712 (1995), LB1014 (1998), LB 247 (2007), LB 908 (2014) and LB 744 (2016) adoption legislation. In addition, Susan serves as mediator in personal injury and employment cases.

Admitted to Practice:

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


University of Nebraska, J.D., with high distinction, 1989
University of Nebraska, B.S., 1986

Other Experience/Achievements:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Chair-Elect, House of Delegates, Nebraska Bar Association
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Nebraska Chapter
  • Listed: Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.) (Employment Law-Management)
  • Named: Best Lawyers' 2013 Lincoln Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year
  • Listed: Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners Publishing) (Litigation: Insurance)
  • Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers (Personal Injury-Medical Malpractice Defense; Personal Injury General Defense; Schools & Education)
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation
  • Past President and Member, Nebraska Council of School Attorneys
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Vice-Chair, Nebraska State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Section
  • Past Chair, District One Committee on Inquiry for Attorney Discipline
  • Board Member, Child Guidance Center
  • Research and Case Note Editor, Nebraska Law Review, 1987-1988
  • Order of the Coif