Amazing Lawyer!

Vanessa is such an amazing lawyer! She was quick to respond to me with any and all answers I needed. She worked hard and was always on top of things. I recommend her to anyone seeking a family lawyer!

Former Client
Vanessa and Her Staff are Wonderful

Vanessa and her staff are wonderful! Everyone in her office was very friendly and knowledgeable. They all had my best interest and my son's best interest in mind. Their use of technology is also wonderful as it allowed me to handle issues related to my case on my schedule and not have to take as much time off work to come into the office. I would highly recommend them and will be using them for any future legal needs that may arise.

Former Client
I Never Had to Worry

Vanessa and those who work with her are amazing. They took great care to explain what was going on and what was coming next. I never had to worry about the process or wonder what was happening. Vanessa really communicated clearly and regularly.

Former Client
Dedicated, Honest, Excellent Lawyer with Great Staff

Vanessa isn't just a good lawyer she is a great one. She is very dedicated to her job and her clients. She was able to get my husband full custody of my step daughter. Since the minute we hired her she was on her A game and always kept us up to date with any info, always quick to reply to emails and questions. Her whole law firm staff is great I would recommend her to anyone looking for an honest excellent lawyer who you would want to handle your legal matter with full care and dedication. The type of lawyer who will do her best in your matter.

Former Client
Vanessa is Seriously Respected

I retained Vanessa Gorden for a complicated and emotionally difficult family law case. She was thorough, organized and well studied from start to finish. Vanessa is seriously respected by those involved in the courts and the legal system. Plus......she wins!!

Former Client
Down to Earth and Cares About Helping People

I would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone needing help/guidance with family law issues. She's honest, knowledgeable and always accessible via email. She responds immediately to questions or concerns. If she doesn't know the answer, she can refer to someone who can help. She's very down to earth and cares about helping people. I have encountered attorneys that are the opposite; so I was immediately put at ease, upon first meeting her. I was nervous about being judged and shamed to be in the situation I was in. She immediately put my doubts to rest.

Former Client
One of the best

Vanessa Gorden is an outstanding lawyer and I really enjoyed working with her. She made things easy to understand and set a reasonable timetable on what to expect. She was professional and helped me to reach a fair deal in regards to custody and child support with my ex spouse. I have already referred her to two other people and will be the first name I give when anyone needs legal advice. Any questions I had were answered quickly and she utilizes e-mail for faster and cheaper responses. Anyone who needs a guide through the tumultuous ordeal of divorce should look no further.

Former Client
We Could Not Have Been in Better Hands.

The first time I hired Vanessa Gorden, in 2010, it was to handle my divorce/child custody case, and I simply cannot say enough good about things about her. Succinctly put, she was amazing, start to finish. I was so impressed with her services that, two years later, when I needed to go to court again in order to adjust child support and visitation, I immediately went to her to handle that case as well. I didn't want anyone else.

More One of the biggest things that sets Vanessa Gorden apart, I think, is the balance she's able to maintain between perfect professionalism and personal rapport. At our first meeting, her manner put me at ease right away. She made me feel completely comfortable and--more important--completely SAFE, both in the sense that I was able to let my guard down about certain sensitive details regarding my situation and in that I never, from that first meeting on, experienced even a single, isolated moment of doubt as to whether my children's and my interests would be 100% protected under the law. The second time I went to Ms. Gorden for help, I found her services to be consistent with my experiences the first time she had agreed to work with me. In both cases, she tailored virtually every step of the process to fit my personal needs and legal goals, whether it concerned her fee, our meetings, court scheduling, or even the specific wording of the documents to be sent to the opposing party. She had a way of making me feel completely taken care of and yet completely in control throughout the entire process (a quality which the control freak in me fully appreciated!) Vanessa Gorden made it possible for my children and me to reclaim our lives. We needed a tiger to take our place on the front line, and she leaped into that role with focused fervor. I absolutely and unhesitatingly recommend her services.
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Former Client
Honest, Communicative, Reasonable

Vanessa did a great job from the beginning explaining what was possible, and what was not. She gave clear expectations on what was needed to build a successful case, and followed through with reminders. She tackled unexpected problems immediately, and was always professional with me and with the other party's attorney. There was a mutual respect which was an advantage when negotiating with the other attorney. Vanessa was wonderful to work with, handled the case successfully and was kind enough to work out a payment arrangement. Her fees were comparable to other attorneys, but her personal attention set her apart. She always responded quickly and thoroughly to emails.

Former Client

Vanessa Gordon did an excellent job of representing me in my custody case. I had a very complicated case involving multi state jurisdictions, and she was able to handle it perfectly. She always very promptly responded to my e-mails and left me updated on the process. The judge even complemented her on presenting a very complicated case in a very understandable and comprehensive way. I would highly recommend Vanessa Gordon to anyone in need of legal representation in any kind of family court case.

Former Client

I contacted Vanessa for a consultation for my child custody case. We both knew going in to this particular case that it would be a long and tedious one. However, Vanessa has been a wonderful lawyer to represent me. She is always quick to respond to emails, which alleviated a lot of stress at times when the other party was being very difficult to work with and I had questions. Vanessa has advised and guided me through what most families find to be the most difficult of issues. Vanessa has always treated MY case as if this were her own family. I absolutely will, and have, recommend Vanessa Gorden for anyone seeking a Family Law Lawyer.

Former Client
Wonderful to work with!

Each time I have used Vanessa's law firm, she has been extremely helpful in explaining my options and helping me choose what was best for my children and me. I would not hesitate to go to her again, or to recommend her to others!

Former Client
More than impressed

May not have always seen eye to eye but no matter the request she never gave up and was professional determined and produced positive results. Couldnt be happier

Former Client
5 stars

Hired Vanessa Gordon after a previos lawyer completely messed up my case. She did amazing at getting things back on track. She is very professional. Definitely recommend her!

Former Client
Great experience with my first time using a lawyer

This was my first experience using a lawyer and I feel that Vanessa Gorden made it a good experience. She was easy to work with and explained things so that I understood them. Her office provided digital copies of the documents so that I could read them right away and it was more convenient. Billing was clear and easy to understand. Any questions I had were answered quickly.

Former Client
A plus

Very good at what she does. Everything was a breeze. Helped me exactly as I needed. Would recommend in a heart beat. Ami the receptionist is great also. Anytime I called I was greated by name.

How Can We Help?

Thank you for visiting our website today. We understand how important your family is to you and we are honored you are considering our firm to assist you with legal matters that affect your most important relationships.

Our goal here is to provide you with some very basic information about family law in Nebraska and some ways in which we may be able to assist you in navigating your family-related legal issues. We take our roles as advisors, advocates, agents, negotiators and litigators very seriously and execute these functions with compassion and clients’ best interests at the heart of all we do.

Contact us today to learn more about how we may be able to help you and your family move forward. 

What We Offer

While all lawyers are required to meet certain educational and licensing requirements and lawyers vary in their years of practice and specific cases handled, GordenLaw strives to offer our clients a different experience in the following ways: 


Our clients know their attorneys will return calls and e-mails promptly and will keep them informed if additional time for response is needed. Our clients receive regular updates regarding their matters even if we are in a waiting period dependent upon others.


Our clients always have access to their digital files through a secure portal that allows clients to share and receive information at any time convenient to them.


Our clients always have a lead and backup attorney working on their matters to ensure their concerns are handled promptly. Our attorneys consider each representation a partnership between the client and the legal team.


Our clients can select among different options for representation, from limited scope representation and flat fees (in appropriate cases) to full-service, traditional litigation.