Following graduation from law school, Shirley Williams was a law clerk for Hon.  D. Nick Caporale on the Nebraska Supreme Court. Following that, she joined the Knudsen Law Firm and her primary area of practice is workers’ compensation. She is a member of the Lincoln and Nebraska State Bar Associations, and the Nebraska State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Nebraska State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section and has been elected to serve in several officer positions, including past service as the President of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Section of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. Shirley also holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating by fellow attorneys of AV Preeminent.  She has handled workers’ compensation cases throughout her career and is very familiar with the medical community, court system and fellow attorneys who practice in the workers’ compensation system.

Shirley was born in Sargent, Nebraska, and graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in journalism.

She received her J.D. degree with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and was Executive Editor of the Nebraska Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif national legal honorary, and the recipient of American Jurisprudence Awards in evidence and remedies and damages.

Shirley’s community activities have included service on church committees as well as currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Housing Coalition. She and her husband, David, have two grown children.

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