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Heather Horst was born and raised in Omaha and attended Omaha North High School. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007. After completing her undergraduate studies, she attended law school at Duke University and received her juris doctorate in 2010.

While in law school, Heather interned at Legal aid of Nebraska, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the Duke Legal Project, working mostly with family law matters. After graduating from law school, Heather practiced personal injury law in Wisconsin for a year before moving back to Omaha.

Heather joined Walz Law Offices in 2012 and handles Plaintiff’s personal injury, family law and Landlord/Tenant matters. She believes that all of her clients’ legal challenges should be met with compassion and understanding of each client’s individual needs and concerns. Her goal with any case is to navigate the client through the legal system and ensure that they feel comfortable and informed throughout the process. 

Aside from practicing law, Heather enjoys playing violin, gardening, and spending time with her daughter, partner and her three cats.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2012
  • Wisconsin, 2010 

Education

    Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

    • Juris Doctorate – 2010

    University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

    • B.A. – 2007
    • Major: Economics
    • Major: Spanish
    • Major: International Studies

    James Walz was raised on a farm in Nebraska and attended pre-Medicine undergraduate at Creighton University. In addition to his undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology he attended Duke University studying the neurologic basis of behavior.

    Mr. Walz served in the United States Navy Submarine Warfare groups including special operations while attached to both fast attack submarines and Fleet Ballistic Missiles submarines. He is a disabled veteran of foreign wars and served overseas in Northern Europe, East Europe and South East Asia in addition to numerous deterrent patrols in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

    Mr. Walz received an associate degree in both accounting and economics from Kitsap Community College and the University of Washington while stationed in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Walz worked as commercial real estate developer in Washington after leaving the Navy. He attended law school at Creighton University where received his juris doctorate in 2002. While in law school, he attended 30 additional hours of law school course work and in conjunction with his juris doctorate; successfully completing a concentration in the area of Business, Taxation, and Commercial Transactions. Mr. Walz is recognized by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution as State court mediator and in Family Law mediation.

    Mr. Walz concentrates on civil litigation. He represents injured parties in workers compensation and motor vehicle injury. He has successfully litigated medical malpractice settlements. He believes that all clients he accepts to represent deserve to have their truth known.

    Areas of Practice

    • Personal Injury
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Wrongful Deaths
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Workplace Injuries
    • Semi-Truck Accidents
    • Workers’ Compensation
    • Family Law
    • Divorce
    • Adoption
    • Probate
    • Guardianships

    Certified Legal Specialties

    • Certified State of Nebraska Mediator Office of Dispute Resolution

    Bar Admissions

    • Nebraska, 2002

      Education

      Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska

      • J.D. – 2002

      Creighton University

      • B.A. – 1993

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