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Koenig Dunne Welcomes Fowler, New Chief Probation Officers Named 3/2/17  03/03/17 2:24:25 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

Koenig | Dunne Welcomes Fowler to the Firm
Koenig?Dunne recently announced that attorney Brandie M. Fowler joined the firm in their divorce and family law practice area. Fowler joins the firm with expansive experience in the area of family law; including divorce, custody, child support, guardian ad litem work, mediation and estate planning.
Fowler earned a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV attorney rating – recognizing her as being at the highest level of professional excellence. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Creighton University and continued on to Creighton University School of Law earning her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2002, with a concentration in dispute resolution.
Among Fowler’s many leadership roles have been serving as president of the Omaha Barristers, as a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates and on the Omaha Bar Association Executive Committee. She received the Omaha Bar Association Public Service Award for her contributions as host of the “Ask a Lawyer” radio program. Fowler is a long-time CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer, serving as a voice for the most vulnerable children in the legal system.
“When the opportunity arose to add [Fowler] to our team, we did not hesitate. Her reputation and expansive experience will be an outstanding contribution to our clients and our growing firm,” said Angela Dunne, managing partner of the firm.
For more information regarding the law firm of Koenig | Dunne,  please visit the firm’s website: www.koenigdunne.com.

New Chief Probation Officers Named
For Districts 5 and 6

Acting Chief Probation Officer Carrie Rodriguez, District 5 Probation, has been selected as chief probation officer for the district effective yesterday.  Probation’s District 5 includes Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York Counties.
Rodriguez began her career with probation in May 2010 and was appointed as chief deputy in 2011.  She is a state trainer for the probation system and co-chaired the October 2016 Statewide Probation Officers’ Conference.
In 2013, she was a member of the team that received the Supreme Court’s Outstanding Team Award and received the Above and Beyond Exemplary Leadership Award in 2014. In 2015, she was given the Supreme Court’s Innovation Award.
Prior to coming to probation, Rodriguez worked in human resources and management positions in the private sector.
Rodriguez has a Master’s Degree in business management from Wayne State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in business management/marketing from Mount Mercy College.  She became a Certified Public Manager through the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2015.
Patty Lyon, problem-solving court coordinator for Probation District 6 in Fremont, has been selected as chief probation officer for the district which includes Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties.  Lyon also began her position as Chief yesterday.
Lyon has been with the Nebraska probation system for over 16 years. She worked as a probation officer with both juveniles and adults until her promotion to drug court coordinator in July 2008.
Lyon is a state trainer for the probation system and was the 2012 recipient of the Nebraska State Probation Supervisor of the Year award.
Lyon possesses a Master’s Degree in organizational management from Chadron State College and a Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University.
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