Brynne Holsten Puhl


Location: Lincoln, NE
Contact Me: 402-476-4400

Rated By Super Lawyers Brynne Holsten Puhl Selected in 2022

Brynne Holsten Puhl Rising Stars Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2020

Selected in 2018, 2019 and 2020

Selected in 2021


Brynne Holsten Puhl is a trial lawyer and associate at Atwood Law, P.C., L.L.O., where her practice is primarily dedicated to representing individuals in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death. Brynne is a Nebraska native who is originally from Grand Island. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Spanish minor from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. A Husker through and through, Brynne also attended law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law. She spent six years practicing workers' compensation law in Omaha at an insurance defense law firm. Brynne returned to Atwood Law, P.C., L.L.O. in February 2015 and reignited her passion for client advocacy in the areas of workers' compensation and personal injury.

Now into her second decade of practice, Brynne prides herself on connecting with each client and working to understand their long term goals. She is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Iowa, and the United States District Court - District of Nebraska. Brynne has extensive trial experience in front of the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court and appellate experience in the Nebraska Supreme Court. She also litigates in front of the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner and is a trained and certified mediator. Brynne follows the motto "do the right thing" and holds herself to high ethical standards. Brynne truly enjoys advocating on behalf of her clients.

Brynne has been rated an AV Preeminent® lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, a "lawyer rating" service established in 1868. This is the highest peer rating standard. This rating signifies that a large number of Brynne's peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence for her legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent® rank is held by only 10 percent of all lawyers. Brynne has also earned the prestigious and exclusive honor of being selected as a five-time Super Lawyers Great Plains Rising Star (2018-2022). The Super Lawyers Rising Stars List recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state. Selections are made using the Super Lawyers patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and a peer review by practice area. In 2019, Brynne was elected by her fellow Nebraska lawyers to serve a 4 year term as an attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court.

Outside of her practice of law, Brynne enjoys cooking, gardening, cycling, reading, attending concerts and sporting events, and traveling. Brynne especially enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Brynne and her husband, James, reside in Lincoln with their sons.


My name is Brad D., I had previously reached out to Atwood Law, P.C., L.L.O. to assist me with an issue regarding my employer regarding an unfair treatment of placement of work. I was designated to have Brynne Holsten Puhl as my attorney, and was very pleased with her and all the services that she provided. I felt that Brynne was always available, whether is was a phone call or in person if need be. She was professional and caring regarding all my needs. She also communicated wonderfully, and was very knowledgeable regarding the law. The staff at Atwood Law was always great to talk to and jumped at the chance to help with paperwork & etc. I was extremely pleased and satisfied with Brynne Holsten Puhl and everything that was conducted with Atwood Law. I will forever be grateful and so thankful for everything Brynne did for me, to get back on my feet and be able to enjoy my life with my kids. I would absolutely recommend Brynne to anyone, needing help. Thank you!

To whom it may concern,

I hired Brynne to represent me after my husband died in a work accident. She was extremely patient, understanding and caring! Her knowledge of the law and explaining everything to me was beyond my expectations. She really cared about my case. This case lasted almost 3 years and she was in constant contact with me the whole time. I would have never won my case without her and her staff. They are all very friendly and courteous! Brynne is a professional in everything she has done for me and my family. Can't thank her enough.

Sincerely, Holly R.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you once again for all you have done for me, pertaining to my case. You have definitely exceeded all my expectations with your knowledge and work ethic. You are an asset to your profession and it was an honor to have you as my legal representative. - CP


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • 2008
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2005
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Spanish

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2008
  • Iowa, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2008

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member
  • Iowa Association for Justice - Workers' Compensation Section, Core Group Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Member, Present
  • Iowa Association of Workers' Compensation Lawyers, Member, Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Leadership Academy Graduate 2018
  • Nebraska Judicial Nomination Commission - Workers' Compensation Court, Attorney Member (elected position)

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death


  • In 2019, Brynne was elected by her fellow Nebraska lawyers to serve a 4 year term as an attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court. Her term runs through January 2023.


  • Pearson v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Milling Co., 282 Neb. 400 (2011)
  • Pearson v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Milling Co., 285 Neb. 568 (2013)
  • Rodgers v. Nebraska State Fair, 288 Neb. 92 (2014)
  • Potter v. McCulla, 288 Neb. 741 (2014)
  • Carr v. Ganz, 26 Neb. App. 14 (2018)
  • Dragon v. Cheesecake Factory, 300 Neb. 548 (2018)
  • Fentress v. Westin, Inc., 304 Neb. 619 (2019)
  • Spratt v. Crete Carrier Corp., 311 Neb. 262 (2021)
Rated by Super Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rated 2024
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What Our Clients Say

The lawyers and support staff at Atwood Law Firm showed me sincere interest and caring on a very personal level, and I knew at all times my interests were front and center in all aspects of my workers' compensation case. This office is staffed by a great group of people. You can relax and be assured that your welfare comes first and foremost in their decisions and actions with respect to your legal case. You are kept aware of the process and progress in your case at all times, and your input is welcomed. I highly recommend the Atwood Law Firm to anyone needing legal assistance.

- WN

I cannot thank you enough for the peace of mind you have brought to my family! Both of my parents are extremely grateful for your work. I knew we were in good hands from the first meeting and you have exceeded all my expectations! It may feel straightforward to you, but to us, you have moved mountains. This settlement will allow my parents, particularly my Dad, to enjoy the rest of their lives to the fullest of their abilities. We all agree that we would give every cent back and more for my Dad to walk again, but that is not going to happen...

- DW

"...He didn't treat me like I was one of 100 clients. He treated me like I was his only client. He acted professionally but with empathy, dignity and friendliness. It didn't matter if it was something small or large, he was always there for me, be it by phone, fax, email, cellphone or meeting me personally at his office or elsewhere. He never rushed me when I didn't understand something, he'd take as much time as needed to explain things to me, especially when it came time for my deposition and in preparation for trial. He was there for me when I truly needed his help..."

- CG

"...My husband and I felt his kindness immediately and were both very impressed with his knowledge of what to expect in a wrongful death case. He pursued our claim in an aggressive manner while at the same time being very protective of our rights and privacy and sheltered us from any unnecessary contact with insurance agents, or any other adverse parties. My husband and I cannot say enough about the kindness, professionalism and legal ability demonstrated by Atwood Law"

- RD

"...If it were not for this law firm all I would have received from this injury would have been a loss of income check and a pat on the back, goodbye. Which only would have been a fraction of what I actually received. He was always professional but more importantly he cared about me and my family as people not just a client. He went beyond his role as my lawyer. He even spoke with my bank and explained why I was behind on my car payment. And this saved me getting my car repossessed..."

- HR

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