Katie Spohn is a partner at Bruning Law Group in Lincoln, Nebraska. Prior to co-founding Bruning Law Group, Spohn served at the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office for 12 years, with the last 2 years serving as Nebraska’s Deputy Attorney General. In that role, she was tasked with handling the State’s most complex civil litigation cases, specializing in nationally-significant issues of constitutional law. Spohn was an integral part of numerous multi-state challenges to federal regulation and played a critical role in the states’ challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In September 2014, Spohn led the victory in defending the constitutionality of a law regulating the Keystone XL pipeline before the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Prior to serving as Deputy Attorney General, Spohn was Section Chief for the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Section and Special Counsel to the Attorney General where she gained extensive litigation experience prosecuting environmental violations and defending the constitutionality of state statutes on subjects ranging from a corporate farming prohibition to statutes seeking to protect unborn children.
Spohn earned her B.S. in Agri-Business and J.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is admitted to the Nebraska State Bar; the 8th, 11th and D.C. Circuit Courts of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court. She lives on a farm outside of Lincoln, Neb., with her husband Scott and three children, Zach, Jacob and Valerie.
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
On January 9, 2015, the Nebraska Supreme Court held that the law dictating the potential...