Ms. Bear’s practice involves a multitude of disciplines including criminal defense, DUI defense, domestic relations, custody, paternity, divorce, child support, probate and estate planning, business planning, and personal injury.
Educational and Professional Background
Ms. Bear was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Plattsmouth where she continues to make her home. Admitted to the Nebraska State Bar and U.S. District Court for Nebraska (1990).
Ms. Bear graduated from Creighton University with a B.S.B.A. in finance in 1987 and from Creighton University School of Law in 1990 (cum laude).
Member Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, National College for DUI Defense, Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, Graduate National Criminal Defense College, Macon GA, Lifetime Fellow Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Board Member Midlands Community Foundation, District One Committee on Inquiry 2007-2013 (chair 2012-2013), Second Judicial District Nominating Commission, Office of Dispute Resolution Basic and Family Law Mediation Training, American Business Women’s Association (1990-2006).
Articles and Presentations
Overshadowing Innocence-Evaluating and Challenging the False Confession. The Champion 2007.
NCDAA 2009 False Confessions and the Matthew Livers case.