Patty Pansing Brooks


Year Admitted to Bar

Areas of Practice
Estate Planning
Real Estate Law
Corporate Law

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctorate, May 1984
The Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1980

Honors and Special Distinctions
Nebraska State Bar Association Foundation Fellow 1998
Nebraska Law Review 1983-1984
Corpus Juris Secundum Scholarship Award in Legal Research and Writing
Oral Finalist and Best Divisional Brief: Allen Moot Court

Note: An Equal Protection Analysis of the Classifications in Initiative 300: The Family Farm Amendment to the Constitution of the State of Nebraska, 62 Neb. L. Rev. 770 (1983)

Professional Experience
Brooks, Pansing Brooks, PC, LLO, Lincoln, Nebraska
Vice President, 1986-present

Spence Title Insurance Company
General Counsel, 1984-1985

Nebraska Association of School Boards
Law Clerk, 1983-1984

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association

Professional and Civic Activities
Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Education Foundation Advisory Council
Member, 2003-present

Lancaster County Board Convention & Visitors Bureau Proposal Review Committee
Member, 2002

Irving Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization
Vice President, 2002-2003
President, 2003-present

Merle Beattie Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization
President, 1999-2000
Vice President, 1999

Kappa Alpha Theta House Corporation
President, 1999-2002
Board of Directors, 1996-2002

Family Service
Board of Directors, 1995-1999

Community Blood Bank of the Lancaster County Medical Society
Board Member, 1993-1994

United Way of Lancaster County
Board Member, 1993-1995
Strategic Planning Committee, 1993-1995

Linda Steinman for County Board Steering Committee
Member, 1994

Kim Robak for Lieutenant Governor
Finance Council Member, 1994

Junior League of Lincoln
Member, 1993-1997
Lobbyist/Advocate re: Teen Pregnancy Issues, 1993-1994
Assistant Chair, Public Affairs/State Public Affairs Committee, 1993-1994
Assistant Chair, Cross-Functional Team (Strategic Planning Committee), 1994-1997

Lincoln Inns of Court
Committee Member and Program Presenter, 1992-1999

Lincoln-Lancaster County Commission on the Status of Women, 1986-1992
President, 1989-1990
Chair and Founder, Gender Bias Task Force of LLCSW, 1987-1991
Chair, Governmental Affairs Committee of LLCSW, 1986-1988
Executive Committee of LLCSW, 1987-1992
Moderator, Spring & Fall Political Forums, 1987-1991

Planned Parenthood of Lincoln
Board Member, Fundraiser and Event Planner, 1990-1992

First Plymouth Church Board of Women’s Ministries
Board Member and Chair, Legislative Task Force, 1987-1988

Lancaster County Republican Party
Co-Chair, 1987-1989

Leadership Lincoln III Fellow, 1987-1988
Active Alum, 1988-present

YWCA Tribute to Women
Chair, Individual Nominations, 1988
Recipient, Tribute to Women Award, 1994