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Jim is a successful trial attorney who has been practicing criminal and civil cases in Nebraska and Iowa for over 18 years and started his own firm in 2002. His litigation practice is built on a team approach and his business acumen in starting and growing a firm is particularly appreciated by VLSN. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Tx and earned his J.D. from Creighton University in 1996. He has been a featured speaker on legal issues and has published articles in a Nebraska criminal law journal. Jim and his wife Rachel live in Waverly, Nebraska on a beautiful acreage where Rachel runs her nationally known crafting courses. Jim spends his free time as a beekeeper and burgeoning BBQ master. They spend what remaining time they have left following Creighton Jays basketball and The Dave Matthews Band.
Suzanne graduated from Excelsior College, and from Creighton University School of Law with a concentration in Dispute Resolution. Suzanne retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force in 2001. She is married to a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and is sister and mother to combat veterans from the Vietnam conflict and Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 2010 through 2012, she served on the Board of Directors for Grace After Fire, an organization committed to providing the means for women veterans to help themselves through self-knowledge and self-renewal and by connecting women veterans with needed resources.
Suzanne practices primarily in the area of veterans disability benefits claims. She has assisted hundreds of veterans with developing and appealing their claims at VA Regional Offices across the nation. Her past litigation experience includes family law, bankruptcy, and employment law. She is admitted to practice law in Colorado and Nebraska; the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. She is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to represent claimants for VA benefits. She is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association and National Organization of Veterans Advocates.
Eddie is a retired USAF veteran who spent 35 years in the Air Force, preceded by a 3-year tour in Vietnam as a US Army Soldier. He received an Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1975 with a minor in Business Administration. He is currently a State of Nebraska certified Peer Support Specialist who enjoys working with and advocating for all veterans. He is a member of numerous veteran’s organizations as well as other community organizations. He is married and the proud father of 4 grown children. Eddie brings a trove of information about veteran’s benefits as well as veteran contacts from around the region.
Judy is a proud native of Wood River, Nebraska. She graduated from Creighton University with a B.A. and J.D. She worked as an attorney for the IRS for over 30 years. In addition to her legal acumen in Estates and Tax, she has traveled extensively and visits her 36 great nieces and nephews as much as possible. She is the founder and director of the Wood River Community Foundation and brings a career of tax knowledge to our organization.
Bryon was born in Kearney, Nebraska and educated at University of Nebraska-Kearney, Northwestern University, and Georgetown University for graduate school. He has over 40 years of experience as an Army officer with military communications, special operations, and intelligence leadership as well as management & postgraduate education in strategic intelligence thru the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is also a graduate of the Seniors in National and International Security and the Senior Executive Fellows programs at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He is married to Ms. Patti McQueen, is a grandfather to two grandsons, and is an artist on the side. Bryon brings a host of skills including grant writing and nonprofit operations to VLSN