Erin Wetzel

Erin Wetzel

Before joining Hightower Reff Law, Attorney Erin E. Wetzel gained over three years of experience in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and juvenile law while practicing in private practice in Omaha and central Nebraska. She brings her experience in those areas to her advocacy for clients of Hightower Reff Law.

Education

A North Dakota native, Erin earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Creighton University in 2008.

An Involved Advocate

After graduating from law school, Erin worked for two years as the law library clerk for the Douglas County Department of Corrections where she assisted inmates with legal research. Erin then moved to Broken Bow, Nebraska, where she worked in private practice. She returned to Omaha in the fall of 2016 to continue her practice in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and juvenile law.

Erin is an active member of the Nebraska State Bar Association as the Vice Chair of the Women and the Law section, the Omaha Bar Association, the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In July of 2017, as the recipient of the Donald B. Fiedler Scholarship from the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Erin attended the two-week National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, where she was able to hone her trial skills.

When she isn't working, Erin enjoys supporting Creighton athletics as a season ticket holder for men’s basketball and women’s volleyball, attending musicals, and visiting family in North Dakota.

Certifications

  • Certified by the Office of Dispute Resolution in Basic Mediation and Family Law Mediation
  • Approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court as a Juvenile and Probate Court Guardian Ad Litem

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law, including divorce, paternity, and child support
  • Protection Orders
  • Contempt Proceedings
  • Modifications of existing family law decrees (child custody/support/divorce)
  • Criminal law - felonies and misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Child abuse and neglect

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified by the Office of Dispute Resolution in Basic Mediation and Family Law Mediation
  • Approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court as a Juvenile and Probate Court Guardian Ad Litem

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2014
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2014
  • Ponca Tribal Court, 2016
  • Winnebago Tribal Court, 2016

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Creighton University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of 2017 Donald B. Fiedler Scholarship to attend the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia
  • Recipient of 2008 Pi Beta Phi National Award for Excellence in Fraternity Heritage Programming

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Women and the Law Section- Vice Chair
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Notary Public, Nebraska

Past Employment Positions

  • Private Practice - Omaha, Nebraska
  • Private Practice - Broken Bow, Nebraska

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Pi Beta Phi

Contact Us Today

To schedule a consultation with Erin, Contact us online, email us at info@hrlawomaha.com or call 402-932-9550.