Rhianna focuses her practice on labor and employment law. She advises employers regarding numerous employment-related issues, including wage and hour compliance and disciplining employees. She assists employers in drafting and implementing practical, legally-compliant policies and procedures. Rhianna also represents employers defending charges of discrimination before federal and state agencies.

Rhianna also provides services to the Firm’s clients in general litigation as well as trust and estate administration and probate proceedings.

Rhianna completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in History and Political Science, highest distinction. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2013, high distinction. She was admitted to the Iowa State Bar Association in September of 2013 and to the Nebraska State Bar Association in 2014.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association, 2013
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, 2014

Presentations & Publications

  • National Business Institute’s CLE Seminars:
    • Other Employment Laws You Need to Know  (November 2019)
    • Wage and Benefit Issues  (May 2017, May 2019, and November 2019)
    • Legal Issues in Recruiting and Hiring  (March 2018, March 2019, and May 2019)
    • Employment Law Update  (March 2019)
    • Dealing with Troubled/Troubling Employees  (November 2018)
    • Putting in Place Document Retention Programs  (November 2018)
    • Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations  (November 2018)
    • Employment Law Issues  (June 2018)
    • FMLA and Other Leave Issues  (March 2018)
    • Discrimination and Harassment  (May 2017)
    • Is Your Employee Handbook up to Date?  (May 2017)
    • Handling Medical Leave Issues  (March 2017)
    • Hiring and Terminating Employees in the Current Economy  (March 2017)
    • Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace  (March 2017)
    • Defusing Workplace Party & Special Event Legal Landmines  (October 2016)

Honors & Awards

  • Received 2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Labor and Employment Law-Management
  • Selected to Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars (Employment and Labor), 2019-2020

Other

Admitted

2014

  • Nebraska

2013

  • Iowa

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, J.D., high distinction, 2013

COLLEGE: University of Nebraska- Lincoln, B.A., History and Political Science, highest distinction, 2010