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Jenny L. Panko

 	Jenny L. Panko

Jenny’s practice allows her to work with a variety of clients, from large businesses to individuals. The majority of Jenny’s practice consists of handling workers’ compensation cases for employers, specifically in large production settings. It would not be unusual for her professional attire to include a hard hat and steel-toed boots when visiting work areas on clients’ premises. Many of the cases she handles involve claims of complex, repetitive trauma injuries.

Jenny resides in Syracuse, Nebraska and works at Baylor Evnen’s Syracuse office, which was established by the firm in 1980. A self-described farm girl from Table Rock, Nebraska, Jenny is pleased to serve clients in Nebraska’s smaller communities and is active in local business and community activities. Jenny assists clients in Otoe County and surrounding areas with Estate Planning, Divorce and Custody, and Real Estate matters.

Outside of her law practice, Jenny and her husband are raising three active young sons, who are involved in year round activities including baseball, football, basketball and scouting. The Panko family also enjoys attending car shows, where they showcase their “Screamin’ Yellow” 1930 Ford Coupe. Surprising to many people, Jenny also enjoys heavy metal music.

Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law, with distinction, 1999
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, with high distinction, 1996
Admitted to practice in: State of Nebraska; United States District Court, District of Nebraska

Professional Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association

Special Distinctions

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. John V. Hendry, Chief Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1999 -2001
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Donald E. Endacott and Hon. Paul D. Merritt, Jr., Lancaster County District Court, 1998 - 1999
  • Nebraska Law Review, Executive Editor, 1998 - 1999
  • Nebraska Law Review, Member, 1997 - 1999
  • 1997 United Way Volunteer of the Year
  • 2012 Syracuse Area Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year

Community Service/Activities

  • Syracuse Good Samaritan Society Advisory Board, 2010 - 2012; 2015-Present
  • Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Vice President, 2011; President, 2012; Past President, 2013; Secretary 2015-Present
  • Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2009 - present
  • Syracuse Germanfest “Kinder Parade” Coordinator
  • Luther Memorial Church, Lay Ministry Committee and Sunday School Teacher
  • Southeast Nebraska Torch Club

Area(s) of Practice
Workers' Compensation
Estate Planning
Family Law

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Contact Info
1248 O STREET, SUITE 600
p: 402.475.1075
f: 402.475.9515
email: jpanko@baylorevnen.com