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Brandie M. Fowler

Brandie M. Fowler

Associate
Location:
Omaha, Nebraska
Phone:
402-933-7600
Fax:
(402) 933-9442
Email:

Ms. Fowler obtained her juris doctor, cum laude, from the Creighton University School of Law in 2002, and her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from Creighton University in 1996.  She practices in the areas of family law, juvenile law, federal and state criminal defense, and appellate practice.  Ms. Fowler is a native of Papillion, Nebraska.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time her husband and daughter and her many cats and dogs, practicing yoga, gardening and reading.  A dedication to public service leads Ms. Fowler to volunteer with a variety of organizations, including Douglas County CASA and the Nebraska State Bar Associations’s Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.       

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Family Law
  • 10% Juvenile Law
  • 10% Criminal Law
  • 5% Appellate Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • High-Conflict Mediation, Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution
  • Administrative Hearing Officer, Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, 2011
  • Guardian ad Litem, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2003
  • Iowa, 2012
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2003

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. cum laude - 2002
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: Philosophy

Classes/Seminars

  • "The Basics of Family Law", NSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference, 2010
  • Continuing Mediation Education Instructor, "Dealing with Difficult Attorneys in Mediation", 2012
  • Lunch and Learn Presenter, "What to Expect in Juvenile Court", Nebraska Families Collaborative, 2011
  • "Family Law 101", Volunteer Lawyer's Project Presentation, 2012
  • "Family Law 101", Nebraska State Bar Association , 2014

Honors and Awards

  • National Association of Counsel for Children Scholarship Recipient, 2012
  • Omaha Bar Association Robert M. Spire Public Service Award, 2007
  • CALI Award Winner, Post-Conviction Relief, 2002
  • CALI Award Winner, Legal Interviewing, Negotiating, and Counseling, 2001

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Counsel for Children, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Omaha Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Nebraska Women's Bar Association, Member, 2002 - 2008
  • Federal Public Defender Criminal Justice Act Panel Member, 2007 - Present
  • Douglas County CASA Program, 2012 - Present
  • Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution, SADR Mediator, 2007 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Member, 2007
  • Omaha Barristers, President, 2011
  • Omaha Bar Association Executive Committee, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Creighton Law Partners, Vice-President, 2001
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy Steering Committee, 2008 - Present
  • National Reunification Day Planning Committee, Member, 2010 - 2012
  • Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, 2010 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, Member, 2006
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, Secretary, 2007
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, Vice President, 2008
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyer's Section, President, 2009
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Executive Council, Member, 2009
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference, Chairperson, 2007

Past Employment Positions

  • Fowler Law Office, Solo Practitioner/Mediator, July 1, 2003 - July 1, 2012
  • Monahan Group, Guardian Ad Litem, August 1, 2008 - July 1, 2012
  • Holthaus Law, Attorney, March 1, 2003 - July 1, 2003

Pro Bono Activities

  • Douglas County CASA Special Advocate, 2012 - Present
  • CASA Peer Coordinator, 2014 - Present
  • Host, "Ask a Lawyer" Radio Program, KIOS, 2001 - 2007