Kathleen Pallesen has been practicing law for over 25 years, focusing mainly on probate, guardianship, civil litigation and elder law. The daughter of a former judge, Kathleen has been immersed in law throughout her entire life. She is a former prosecutor and a passionate attorney who enjoys helping people in times of legal crisis by thinking outside the box, and crafting solutions tailored for her individual clients.
Kathleen earned her B.A. from St. Edward’s University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. She has also done extensive continuing legal education in elder law, juvenile law and guardianships, and estate administration.
Kathleen began her law career working with Congressman Peter Hoagland, then became a prosecutor for the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. In the juvenile division of the county attorney’s office, Kathleen created the “Termination Unit,” where she exclusively filed and adjudicated all the termination of parental rights cases due to the backlog of children languishing in the Omaha foster care.
She is a devoted community volunteer, former member of the Aksarben Foundation, and a Marian alum. Kathleen enjoys all sporting events and makes Husker football a priority every fall!