Jennifer Stehlik Ladman

Jennifer began her legal career as a public defender in Columbus, Nebraska, representing individuals in criminal court, juveniles, children and parents in abuse and neglect cases, and non-custodial parents in delinquent child support matters.  She then shifted to criminal prosecution working for the Seward County Attorney’s Office where she represented the State of Nebraska in traffic cases, all types of misdemeanor and felony prosecutions, civil forfeitures, juvenile matters, and as Deputy County Coroner.  In 2011, returned to her hometown and brought her juvenile, criminal, and litigation experience to Stehlik Law.

Since 2012, Jennifer has divided her time between Stehlik Law and serving the community as the Pawnee County Attorney.



  • B.S. Agribusiness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 2000


  • Pawnee County Attorney (December 2012 ~ present)
  • Seward County Attorney’s Office, Deputy County Attorney, Chief Deputy County Attorney (September 2002~March 2011)
  • Platte County Public Defender’s Office, Deputy Public Defender (September 2000~September 2002)

Memberships and Activities

    • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Lifetime Fellow of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2016
    • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Seward Helping Hands Kiwanis Club (President 2012-13) –  Summer Food Backpack Program
    • Kiwanis Club of Seward – Meals on Wheels, Food Backpack Program
    • Rotary Club, Pawnee City, Nebraska (President 2017-18)
    • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life (Event Leadership Team since 2012; Event Chair 2014, 2015)
    • Southeast Bar Association (President 2012-2015)
    • Pawnee City Ball Association, Board of Directors (2016~present)
    • Pawnee City Fine Arts Boosters (2017~present)

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Criminal Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Guardianship / Conservatorship
  • Litigation



Stehlik Law

653 G Street, PO Box 187
Pawnee City, NE 68420
Telephone: 402-852-2973 | Fax: 402-852-2940
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At Stehlik Law, we represent clients throughout Southeast Nebraska, including those in Pawnee City, Lincoln,  Nebraska City, Falls City, and Beatrice.


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