Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently welcomed Jill Gradwohl Schroeder, who will assume the duties of Court Administrator effective July 23, 2018. The court also thanked Lorra O’Banion, General Counsel, for her service as Acting Administrator for the past eight weeks.
As Court Administrator, Jill will serve as the chief administrative ad operational functions of the court. The Court Administrator is also charged with implementing and enforcing the various administrative and regulatory provisions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, and serves as liaison to the Nebraska Legislature.
Jill comes to the court after nearly 30 years in private practice of law with the Baylor Evnen law firm in Lincoln, NE. Jill’s practice focused primarily on workers’ compensation and coordination of benefits with Medicare. Prior to joining the firm, she was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Nebraska.
She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. Jill is admitted to practice in the State of Nebraska; the US District Court, District of Nebraska; the US Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; and the US Supreme Court.
Jill is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. The selection as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation is recognition of a lawyer whose career has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the profession, service to society, and commitment to the ideals and objectives of the American Bar Association.
Over the course of her career, Jill has participated in several law-related and community organizations, including the Nebraska State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section (Executive Board 1993-1999); the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (Board of Directors 2005-2010); Leadership Lincoln (Board of Directors 2005-2009); Lincoln Bar Association (currently Chair of the Memorials Committee); and Cedars Youth Services (Board of Directors 2015 to present).