Kathleen S. Pallesen is a passionate attorney who finds fulfillment by helping people in times of legal crisis. With an extensive legal background in juvenile and guardianship issues, Kathleen has found that her greatest strength revolves around her ability to help those in need. She knows, instinctively, how to make connections with people and how to help them formulate a solution to their problems. Kathleen has the ability to think outside the box, and craft solutions tailored for her individual clients.

Kathleen started her legal career in Washington D.C. as a legislative aide to Congressman Peter Hoagland. After moving back to Omaha in 1995, Kathleen became a prosecutor for the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. As an attorney 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 also spent time prosecuting adult drug felony cases in the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. Kathleen now brings her wide array of experience to help clients with many civil problems, including probate, guardianship, civil litigation, and elder law.
Discuss your charges with Kathleen by calling (402) 817-6550.


Kathleen Pallesen
Bar Admissions
  • Nebraska
  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law (1991)
  • B.A., St. Edwards University, Austin, TX (1988)
Published Works
  • Nebraska Medical Journal: The Health Care Quality Improvement Act: The National Practitioner Data Bank, September, 1996.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • MarianFest, Chair 2019
  • Various committees at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish 1995-Present
  • Magdalene Force, Member (to combat sex trafficking) 2017
  • Creighton Prep BASH, Executive Committee 2016-2017
  • Kicks for a Cure, Advisor 2015-2016
  • MarianFest Oral Auction Committee 2013-2014
  • Kicks for A Cure, Chair 2014- 2015
  • Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee 2012-2014
  • Kicks for a Cure Cancer Fundraiser Committee Member 2011-2017
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Home & School Board, Secretary 2009-2011
  • Fontenelle Forest Nature Association Guild 2008-2011
  • Toro Soccer Club for Girls Coach 2008-2011
  • Opera Omaha Cotillion Committee 2008, 2012-2013
  • Mid-America Council, Boy Scout of America Juvenile Diversion Board 2004-2006
  • Dundee Dance Club, Member
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Member
  • Happy Hollow Club, Member
Honors and Awards
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
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