In 2012, the common goal of helping people with their personal legal needs brought Partner Attorney Tracy Hightower-Henne together with Susan Reff to form Hightower Reff Law. The two women have created one of Omaha's premier family & criminal law firms. Before partnering with Susan Reff, Tracy practiced corporate law for Union Pacific Railroad.
An Omaha native and Burke High school alumna, Tracy received her Juris Doctorate degree and a Master of Laws in Taxation in 2007, from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
A notable legal advocate, Tracy's work through the Nebraska Innocence Project on the high profile case of Juneal Pratt that has gained much media attention. Pratt has maintained his innocence since his 1975 conviction in the rapes of two women. Tracy successfully fought, all the way to the Nebraska Supreme Court, to get Pratt DNA testing to prove his innocence.
Tracy's many professional involvements include serving as President of the Nebraska Innocence Project from 2011 to 2014, and currently as the Executive Director of the Nebraska Innocence Project. Tracy is also chair of the Nebraska Supreme Court's Limited Scope Representation Subcommittee, and she served as the President of the Nebraska Women's Bar Association for 3 years.
Tracy is an adjunct professor at Creighton University Law School, teaching Wrongful Convictions. As Executive Director of Nebraska Innocence Project, Tracy is passionate about this area of law.
When she isn't working, Tracy enjoys baking, cooking and spending time with her family, including her Great Dane, Maya.