Kourtney Greenfield joined McGill in 2013 and is the firm’s resident researcher and writer. Finding the right case law can make or break the outcome for a client. While one might think the interconnectivity of the world and the vast amount of information available with the click of a mouse would make legal research easier, it has made it far more complex. Sophisticated and efficient researchers are critical to the management and results of a case. However, doing the research is only half the battle. Kourtney possesses not only the ability to expertly find case law, but she is also extremely gifted at interpreting and applying it in writing to the case at hand. She summarizes her research accurately and succinctly which saves time for other attorneys working on the matter and enables clients to understand complex legal concepts in plain English.
Kourtney graduated summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska. She then earned her master’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Arizona, majoring again in Creative Writing. Kourtney pursued law school at Creighton University and graduated magna cum laude in 2005. She was awarded numerous honors while attending law school including the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Silver Quill Award for Legal Writing, the G. Robert Muchemore Foundation Merit Scholarship (full tuition), and the James Koley Scholarship for Excellence in Constitutional Law. Kourtney also earned the highest grade of her classmates in Legal Writing I, Legal Writing II, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, and Witness Examination Skills.
During law school, Kourtney worked for Union Pacific as an EEO Specialist and worked as a research assistant for Professor Fenner at Creighton University. Upon graduation from law school, she clerked for two years for Judge Gary A. Fenner in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and then clerked an additional two years for William Jay Riley in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She is admitted to practice in both Nebraska and Missouri. She is a member of the Omaha and Nebraska State Bar Association. Kourtney and her husband spend most of their spare time cleaning up after their three boys and shuttling them to and from after-school activities, but occasionally they find time for a nice beach vacation.