An Upland and Minden native, Tom attended and obtained his undergraduate degree from Kearney State College prior to attending law school at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Tom has been licensed to practice in Nebraska since 1978 and is Licensed in both state and federal courts. Tom served as Kearney County Prosecutor from 1978-1981 and Deputy County Attorney from 1983-1989. He has been the Kearney County Public Defender since 2006 and Minden City Attorney since 1991. Tom has previously served on the Commission for the Unauthorized Practice of Law and the Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission. Throughout his career, Tom has attended numerous training courses, seminars, and trial schools and is able to handle almost any legal matter you may have.
Tom has also served as School Attorney for Minden Public Schools, Village Attorney for Kenesaw and Heartwell, and Attorney for the Minden Country Club.
In addition to expertise in Criminal Law and Municipal Law, Tom also maintains a large private practice. His areas of specialty include Probate, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Family Law, Municipal Law and Civil Litigation.
Shon T. Lieske
Shon Lieske joined the Lieske Law Firm in 2005 after receiving his Juris Doctorate in the Spring of 2005 from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, Nebraska. While at the UNL College of Law, Shon participated in such activities as the Student Bar Association, Law School Republicans, Phi Alpha Delta, and the UNL College of Law free legal clinic and received such honors as the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Legal Research. Since graduation, Shon has attended the National Criminal Defense College’s (NCDC) Trial Skills Program, the National Association of Counsel for Children National Conference, the Bob Chaloupka Trial Skills Program, as well as numerous seminars and regional conferences in his primary practice areas. In the Central Nebraska area, Shon has been involved in the Mock Trial Competition as both a Judge and Team Coach, serves as President of PAC2 - a non-profit child-care center - and as an Alumni Advisor to the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in the campus of his alma mater, the University of Nebraska–Kearney.
In his years of practice, Shon has litigated cases in Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Paternity, Divorce, Custody, Probate, Juvenile Court, Municipal Law, and other areas of Civil Litigation.
Shon is currently Public Defender for Adams County, Nebraska and is also Village Attorney for both Kenesaw and Heartwell, Nebraska and a shareholder in the Law Firm of Lieske, Lieske & Ensz PC, LLO. Shon formerly served as a Deputy Public Defender in both Kearney County and Adams County, Nebraska.
Jeffrey P. Ensz
Jeffrey P. Ensz received his Juris Doctorate in the Spring of 2008 from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, Nebraska, and he has worked at Lieske, Lieske & Ensz PC, LLO since August of 2008. Jeff is experienced in several areas of legal practice, including, divorce and custody litigation, criminal defense, civil litigation, personal injury claims, estate planning, and probate. Jeff is a seasoned litigator and has successfully litigated many claims, some of which include personal injury awards and not-guilty verdicts in multiple felony criminal jury trials. In addition to his private practice, Jeff is a deputy public defender for both Kearney and Buffalo Counties. Jeff is an active member of the Minden and Kearney communities, having served on boards of directors for the Minden Chamber of Commerce, Minden Teammates, and the Minden Community Players. Jeff is also the current present of the Kearney Community Theatre board of directors and the Buffalo County Citizen Advocacy board of directors. As a certified family law mediator, Jeff has additionally mediated over 100 custody and divorce cases resulting in various settlements of child custody, parenting time, child-related financial issues, alimony, and property division. Jeff is available for an in-person consultation at both his Minden and Kearney office locations.
Local, family owned Lieske, Lieske & Ensz PC, LLO was founded in 1981. With over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys offer skilled representation in a variety of practice areas, including criminal law, personal injury law, and family law.