Sara Lamme


After having represented workers’ compensation insurance companies for close to 16 years, Sara’s practice now consists of representing injured workers only.  She understands the tactics the insurance companies use to deny claims and uses her significant experience to obtain the maximum benefits that her clients are entitled.  She also understands the frustration that comes along with needing medical care and compensation benefits and having the insurance carrier delay or deny those benefits.  She recognizes the stress that occurs when her clients are injured and can’t work.  This is why she fights aggressively for her clients so that they can obtain the medical care they need and the benefits they deserve.  She pursues such benefits for her clients as expeditiously as possible given the individual facts of each case. 

When she is not working on behalf of her clients, Sara loves to watch her children play sports.  She is also a huge dog lover and can often be found working with her golden retriever, training him to be a therapy dog.

Sara grew up in small town South Dakota and graduated magna cum laude from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in history, criminal justice and minor in art.  She attended Creighton University School of law and graduated in 2003, during which she competed in moot court and was nominated in 2002 for Creighton’s best brief in a moot court competition. 

Sara is licensed to practice law in both the States of Nebraska and the State of Iowa. Sara has prosecuted countless trials in both states and argued in the appellate and supreme courts.

Sara was involved in successful outcomes in the following cases before the Nebraska Supreme Court and Court of Appeals as well as the Iowa Supreme Court and Court of Appeals having developed and submitted written arguments on behalf of her clients.

  • Copple Construction, LLC. v. Columbia Nat. Ins. Co., 776 N.W.2d 503 (Neb.2009)
  • Sand Livestock Systems, Inc. v. Svoboda, 756 N.W.2d 299 (Neb.App.,2008)
  • Plumrose USA v. Hathaway, 2014 WL 250239 (Iowa App. 2014)
  • Searle Petroleum v. Mlady, 842 N.W.2d 679 (Iowa App. 2013)
  • Unger v. Olsen's Agr. Laboratory, Inc., 809 N.W.2d 813 (Neb.App.,2012)
  • Bassinger v. Nebraska Heart Hospital, 806 N.W.2d 395 (Neb.,2011)

Sara received countless outstanding trial results for her clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa, including:

  • Sara was involved in preparing a case for a full jury trial in Ripsky v. Ameristar Casinos Council Bluffs, 2008 WL 5233070, a Pottawattamie County jury returned a verdict in favor of the Sara’s client on Oct. 30, 2008. 
  • In the case of Fentress v. Aventure Staffing , 2019 WL 1929747, at *4 (Apr. 19, 2019) (June 26, 2019) Sara was able to obtain medical benefits for her client who had been wrongfully denied care. 

  • In Badillo v. Rock River Jerseys, 2020 WL 1183469, (Feb. 17, 2020), the deputy awarded the Claimant the amount that Sara asked for based on the facts of the case.
  • In Spicka v. Aspen Dental,  (Neb. Work. Comp. Ct. Sept. 27, 2017), the Court found the attorney fee of $13,650.00 to be reasonable in light of the plaintiff's recovery of back due TTD benefits that totaled $24,335.00. Sara also recovered a penalty benefit of $12,167.50. Sara’s efforts required to the defendant to also pay $40,319.12 in medical bills. In light of that recovery, the attorney fees of $13,650.00 appeared reasonable to the Court and were awarded.
  • In Chevalier v. Oakland Veterinarian Clinic, 2008 WL 2676370 (June 30, 2008), Sara obtained the decision that her client wanted.

Sara also gave many presentations at seminars regarding workers’ compensation and employment law:

  • Norfolk Area Human Resource Association 2017 Symposium - What is Keeping You Up At Night?
  • Small business owners seminar on January 25, 2016 at “Reducing Risk: How to Decrease Legal Costs Associated with Your Business”
  • 2018 Nebraska Employment Law Seminar “Workers’ Compensation 101”
  • 2019 Nebraska Employment Law Seminar “Workers’ Compensation Boot Camp”

Sara has also traveled to Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan giving presentations to business representatives regarding their obligations to injured workers under the laws of Iowa and Nebraska. 

Sara maintains a blog that discusses current issues related to Iowa workers’ compensation law: