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Mary L. Hewitt

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Mary Hewitt handles matters involving management in all areas affecting employee relations, including FMLA, FLSA, ADA, Title VII, discipline and termination, EEOC charges, state and federal litigation, dispute resolution and appeals.  She provides assistance and counsel to individuals in all areas of estate planning, including wills, trusts, business succession planning, tax planning and probate process. She also handles health care regulatory compliance, licensure and certifications.

Clerkships:  Nebraska Supreme Court, Hon. C. Thomas White, Law Clerk, 1992 – 1993

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Education:

  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 1992
    J.D., summa cum laude
  • Creighton University, 1990
    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, summa cum laude
    Honors: Dean’s list, 1986 – 1989

Professional Associations:

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Business Fraternity)
  • City of La Vista Planning Commission, 2002 – 2013
  • City of La Vista Civil Service Commission 2013-present
  • La Vista Community Foundation, former Board of Directors
  • Women’s Center for Advancement (formerly YWCA Omaha), former Board of Directors

Awards and Recognition:

  • Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year, Employment Law – Management – Trusts and Estates, 2017 – 2018
  • Martindale – Hubbell AV Rating, 2017
  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2002
  • State of Nebraska, Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General, 1993 – 1994
  • Beta Gamma Sigma (National Business Honor Society)
  • Creighton University School of Law:
    • Academic Merit Scholarship
    • Dean’s List, 1989 – 1992
    • AmJur/High Score: Debtor-Creditor Relations, Federal Income Tax & Trial Practice
  • Creighton Law Review, Assistant Editor, 1991 – 1992

Publications/Presentations:

Publications

  • “The Revolving Door of Mentally Ill Inmates Who Refuse Anti-Psychotic Medications: Washington v. Harper“, 24 Creighton Law Review, 1990

Presentations:

  • Advanced Issues in Probate for the Paralegal in Nebraska, (IPE), 1998
  • Estate Planning – General Overview; Estate Planning 101; Estate Planning: Nuts and Bolts; The State of your Estate; (Presentations for select clients, insurance agents, investment advisors and business professionals) 2001-present
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Sexual Harassment Management Training, Family & Medical Leave Act, Workplace Investigations, (Presentations for select clients, and public groups) 1998 – Present
  • Wage and Hour Law: Answers to Everyday Questions, (National Business Institute), 2006
  • HIPAA, ADA and FMLA in Nebraska, (Lorman Education Services), 2004
  • Advanced Employment and Labor Law in Nebraska, (Lorman Education Services) 2000, 2001
  • Employee Discharge and Documentation in Nebraska, (Lorman Education Services) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Risk Management in Health Care Settings, (Lorman Education Services), 1996

Phone:
402-492-9200

Email:
MaryHewitt@mgwl.com

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Bar Admissions:
Nebraska, 1992
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 2017