Who We Are

GordenLaw, LLC Attorneys

Vanessa J. Gorden

Vanessa has been a licensed attorney practicing primarily in family law matters following graduating with honors from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2005. She concentrates on representing individuals in all areas of family and juvenile law. Vanessa is also a 2009 graduate of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy and a former chair of the Bar Association’s Legal Services Committee. She regularly teaches continuing legal education sessions for other family law attorneys in Nebraska.

Recently, Vanessa was a co-author of Stress-Free Divorce Volume 4: Conversations with Leading Divorce Professionals (2018). She was honored to receive the 10 Best Client Satisfaction designation from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2016, as well as the Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 award from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2015. As the owner and managing member of GordenLaw LLC, Vanessa directs all legal services performed by attorneys and staff at the firm.

Ryan David Patrick

After first obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2011, Ryan graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2015, where he served as president of his class and delivered the student commencement address.

Ryan is originally from Wichita, Kansas, and attended high school in Stromsburg, Nebraska. He has been a Lincoln resident since 1999. After a family tragedy, Ryan had a positive experience with a lawyer who first demonstrated that compassion and understanding are as important as competent representation, which sparked his interest in the law and how the law affects families. 

Ryan has a strong interest in Nebraska history and has been appointed an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy by the Governor for his work at Indian Cave State Park. He is a member of Cotner Lodge No. 297 A.F. & A.M., in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Deziree Medina

Prior to graduating from the University of Nebraska College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 2016, Deziree clerked for the firm as a senior-certified law student and also participated in the law school’s Family Law Clinic, both of which gave her practical experience in handling real cases for real people where real families were affected, and her first opportunity to apply the knowledge she gained from her undergraduate studies, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice in 2013, also from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Deziree spends her time out of the office with her friends and family, cheering on the Huskers and Denver Broncos, and unwinding with restorative yoga.