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Caroline M. Westerhold

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 sizes and complexity.

Caroline finds success in a strong work ethic and building long-term relationships with her clients. She fights to provide the best possible outcome for her clients whether that be through resolution or litigation.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998


  • Nebraska
  • Iowa

Professional Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Legislative Committee, 2009 – 2013
    • Governance Task Force, 2010 – 2011
    • Young Lawyers Section Executive Committee 2006 – 2010
    • Section Chair 2009 – 2010
    • Executive Committee, 2009 – 2010
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association


  • American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar
  • Workers’ compensation training for employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators

Area of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Lincoln Fellows Class XXIII
  • First Congregational Church, Ashland, Board of Trustees