Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New to Nebraska

I recently relocated from my hometown in the Black Hills of South Dakota to Holdrege, Nebraska.  It has definitely been a change for a girl used to seeing mountains every day to go to the prairies.  However, the landscape is not the only thing that is different about living in Nebraska.

On my other blog, Back in the Black Hills, I talk about legal issues in South Dakota.  On this blog, I will discuss legal issues relating to Nebraska.  From time to time, I may post a topic on both blogs and talk about the differences between the law in Nebraska and South Dakota, as those may be of interest to readers interested in both states' law.

I hope that the topics discussed are of interest to you!  Happy reading!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Areas of Practice

Juvenile Law:
- Guardian ad Litem
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Abuse and Neglect

Criminal Defense:
- Misdemeanor
- Felony

Family Law:
- Adoption
- Name Change
- Guardianship
- Paternity
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Divorce

Small Estate Planning:
- Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Living Wills
- Child Care Powers of Attorney

- Expungement (South Dakota)
- Exceptional Pardon (South Dakota)
- Motion to Set Aside Conviction (Nebraska)
- Involuntary Commitment
- Mental Hold
- Habeas Corpus
- Protection Order

Contact Information

Law Offices of Tana M. Fye
701 Fourth Avenue, Suite 11
Holdrege, NE 68949
Licensed in NE and SD

Blog on Nebraska legal issues: http://frommountainstoprairies.blogspot.com/
Blog on South Dakota legal issues: http://backintheblackhills.blogspot.com/

Attorney Profile

Tana Fye is a sole practitioner who is licensed in Nebraska and South Dakota.  She first opened her law practice in Rapid City, South Dakota after one year as a law clerk with the Second Judicial Circuit Courts in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she worked under ten judges and a staff attorney performing legal research and drafting decisions and opinions.  She recently relocated to Holdrege, Nebraska and reopened her law practice there.  

Tana received her Juris Doctor degree from The University of South Dakota in 2009.  While attending law school, Tana was a member of the Client Counseling & Negotiation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, where she competed in national arbitration and negotiation competitions, as well as won an intra-school negotiation competition.  Tana also served as secretary/treasurer for her law school class, and was involved in Delta Theta Phi, a legal honor society.  Tana earned high grades in the following courses while in law school: Remedies, Federal Jurisdiction, Conflict of Laws, Immigration Law, and Contracts I & II.  

Tana also received a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of South Dakota in 2009.  Tana earned a 4.0 grade point average in her master's program, and was awarded membership in the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society.  While in the master's program, Tana performed research and wrote her professional report on Qualified Expert Witnesses Under the Indian Child Welfare Act.  

Tana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The University of South Dakota in 2006. While an undergraduate, Tana was in the Honors Program and graduated as a University Scholar, was on the Dean's List and graduated Cum Laude, served in several leadership positions in the Student Government Association, was Involved in her sorority--Alpha Xi Delta, and performed in the University Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra.  She also received several scholarships and awards from the Farber Center, the Political Science Department, Music Department, and the University.  Tana wrote her Honors Thesis on the topic of Gender Bias in the Eight Circuit Courts.  

Tana is from the Black Hills of South Dakota, but now lives on the prairie in Holdrege, Nebraska.  She enjoys playing the cello, drag racing with her family, reading, travelling, and spending time with her fiance.