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Brenda S. Spilker

 	Brenda S. Spilker

Brenda specializes in Nebraska Workers’ Compensation law, advising clients and representing them in hearings across the state. She draws on her 20 years of legal experience to litigate contested work injury cases for some of the firm’s largest clients and is able to offer highly specialized advice to self-insured businesses on the workers’ claims and navigating employment and return to work issues.

Brenda also has an active practice on behalf of disabled clients seeking social security benefits. Through her one-on-one interaction with clients, Brenda brings insight to the application and appeal process. Serving as a Board Member of the Mental Health Association of Nebraska, Brenda is dedicated to improving the legal system to enhance the opportunities available to those affected by a mental health illness.

Brenda graduated from Northwestern Law School in Chicago, where she met her husband, also a native Nebraskan. She returned to practice in her home town of Lincoln, where she had received her undergraduate degree.

Brenda’s passion for volleyball includes coaching one of her two daughter’s grade school volleyball team, cheering for the Nebraska Huskers volleyball team, and playing for years on a city parks and recreation volleyball team.

Juris Doctor, Northwestern University Law School, 1991
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1988
Admitted to practice in: State of Nebraska; United States District Court, District of Nebraska; United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Invited speaker on workers' compensation and employment law topics.

Professional Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Lincoln Bar Association

Special Distinctions

  • The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Editorial Board
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary)
  • Co-author, "The Bumpy Road to Workers' Compensation Reform and L.B. 757," 28 Creighton Law Review 1 (1994).

Community Service

  • Vice-President Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Nebraska
  • Girl Scouts Service Unit Manager
  • Girl Scouts Cadette Leader

Area(s) of Practice
Workers' Compensation
Employment Law
Social Security Disability
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Contact Info
1248 O STREET, SUITE 600
LINCOLN, NE 68508
p: 402.475.1075
f: 402.475.9515
email: bspilker@baylorevnen.com