(402) 474-1507


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1248 O Street, Suite 800
Lincoln, NE 68508

Melanie J. Whittamore-Mantzios



Melanie has over twenty-four years of courtroom and appellate experience. She has successfully prosecuted and defended professional licensure claims, employment and personal injury claims through arbitration, hearing, trial, and on appeal. She is also experienced in railroad litigation, premises liability, and construction defect cases. She has served as an arbitrator and hearing officer in employment and environmental cases.

She was born in Omaha, Nebraska and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska in Political Science in 1985 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1988. She worked as an Assistant Attorney General for 15 years in the areas of prosecuting licensed health professionals, civil rights defense, personal injury defense, employment discrimination defense and criminal appeals. Melanie joined Wolfe Snowden in September 2003 and became a partner in January of 2009.


  • Lincoln Bar Association (Member of the Board of Trustees)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association (Executive Committee Member of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Nebraska Defense Counsel Association
  • Nebraska Chamber of Commerce
  • Federal Practice Committee Member (2010 Chairperson)
  • Alumni Member for Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court
  • ABOTA – American Board of Trial Advocates


  • Rotary Club 14
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln and Lancaster County


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