OUR TEAM

Caswell, Panko & Westerhold, LLC

CPW Law Team photo 2023

Our Attorneys

Meet the CPW attorneys bringing over 60 years combined workers’ compensation defense experience.

Jennifer S. Caswell

Jennifer S. Caswell

Partner

Jen is a founding member of Caswell, Panko & Westerhold. She has over 20 years of Workers’ Compensation experience in Nebraska and Colorado. Having started her legal career as a Deputy Douglas County Attorney, Jen developed a solid base in both litigation and negotiation. Over the last two decades, she has defended workers’ compensation cases at all levels of the Nebraska State courts.

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Jenny L. Panko

Jenny L. Panko

Partner

Jenny is a founding member of Caswell, Panko & Westerhold. Since 2001, Jenny has focused her practice on Workers’ Compensation litigation, representing a large range of clients, from global food corporations to rehabilitation hospitals. Jenny has a hands-on approach to representation, and routinely puts on a hard-hat and steel toed boots to walk through client facilities, learning the details of their operations to provide the best defenses and case strategies.

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Caroline M. Westerhold

Caroline M. Westerhold

Partner

Caroline is a founding member of Caswell, Panko & Westerhold. For the past 15 years she has specialized in the defense of workers’ compensation claims. She works with a broad range of clients across both Nebraska and Iowa and advises clients on matters of all size and complexity.

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Ashley N. Willieme

Ashley N. Willieme

Associate

Ashley attended law school part-time while working full-time for a large insurance company where she was a Senior Technical Adjuster handling complex workers’ compensation claims across multiple jurisdictions, including Nebraska and Iowa. Ashley was with this company for over 7 years. She received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in May of 2022 and after passing the bar, she joined CPW Law.

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Our Paralegals

Our paralegals are an integral part of our workers’ compensation defense practice. They play a key role with assistance in collecting information, document drafting, court filings and more. All of our legal assistants have worked with the Partners of CPW for more than five years.

Tiffany Tiedeman

Tiffany Tiedeman

Paralegal

ttiedeman@cpwlaw.com

Tiffany has worked in the legal field for 12 years, working in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. Tiffany received her Associates Degree in Legal Studies from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska and also has a degree in Practical Nursing from Concorde Career College in Denver, Colorado.

Assists: Jennifer Caswell & Ashley N. Willieme

Jessica Jewell

Jessica Jewell

Paralegal

jjewell@cpwlaw.com

Jessica has spent her legal career working in the area of Workers’ Compensation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from the University of Nebraska, Omaha and her Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies from the College of St. Mary’s in Omaha in 2012. Jessica has been a volunteer firefighter with the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department since 2007.

Assists: Jenny Panko & Caroline Westerhold

Holli J. Mahar

Holli J. Mahar

Paralegal

hmahar@cpwlaw.com

Holli has worked in Workers’ Compensation law since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Doane College, 2013.

Assists: Jenny Panko & Caroline Westerhold

Office Administrator

Savannah Bomberger

Savannah Bomberger

Office Administrator

sbomberger@cpwlaw.com

Savannah is an experienced professional who brings her expertise to her role as the Office Administrator of CPW Law. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bellevue University. Savannah has also been a member of the Association of Legal Administrators since 2021.