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Emily Newcomb Haggstrom


Contact Me: 402-817-2717


Emily Newcomb was born and raised right here in the heartland in her hometown of Gretna, Nebraska. She graduated from Gretna High School and attended Creighton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude as a Biology and History major with minors in Science and Medicine in Society and Environmental Science. Emily attended University of Nebraska College of Law and graduated with distinction in 2022, where she earned multiple CALI Excellence awards and the Criminal Clinic Student of the Semester.

One of Emily's many notable accomplishments is being a member of the Nebraska Law Review and holding the position of Executive Editor for two terms. Her most notable written work, Comment: Physician Aid in Dying: Physician-Assisted Suicide as a Constitutionally Protects Liberty Interest under the Nebraska Constitution, will be published in 2023 in Volume 101 of the Nebraska Law Review.

Emily's primary work focuses on those who have been injured in Nebraska and Iowa and need skilled representation for better outcomes. Her passion is representing medical malpractice victims, utilizing her her background in science and biology to help her clients through the intense and overwhelming process a case of that nature entails. Her practice primarily encompasses work in personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, and wrongful death.

Emily places her family as top priority in her life, and she enjoys spending as much meaningful time with her family members as she can. When she's not in wedding planning mode with her fiancé, she enjoys touring coffee shops and finding those best-kept secret places, attending concerts, and relaxing with her two cats at home.


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2022
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
    • B.S. - 2019
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Biology and History

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2022
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 2022
  • Iowa, 2023

Practice Areas

  • General Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Family Law

Professional Associations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member, 2022 to Present


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Pretrial Litigation, 2022
  • Outstanding Clinic Student of the Semester – Criminal Clinic – 2021
  • Nebraska Law Review, Member and Executive Editor, 2020 – 2022
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Criminal Clinic, 2021
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Workers’ Compensation, 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Contracts, 2020
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Property, 2020

Published Works

  • Comment: Physician Aid in Dying: Physician-Assisted Suicide as a Constitutionally Protected Liberty Interest under the Nebraska Constitution, 101 NEB. L. REV. 799 (2023)


  • English
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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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Office Location Atwood Law in NE
Lincoln Office

575 Fallbrook Boulevard Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68521

Toll Free: 800-655-9606
Phone: 402-817-2717
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Omaha, NE 68154

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