Cathy Trent-Vilim



10306 Regency Parkway Drive

Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Phone: 402–397–7300

Cathy S. Trent-Vilim is a partner at Lamson, Dugan and Murray in Omaha, where she specializes in the areas of appellate practice, commercial litigation, and professional negligence.  

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University, her Master of Arts degree in Political Science from California State University – Long Beach, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law. While at Nebraska, she was an Executive Editor for the Nebraska Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received CALI Awards in the areas of Appellate Practice International Human Rights.  

She is the current Nebraska state chair of the American Bar Association’s Council of Appellate Lawyers and a former co-chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association. Since 2016, Ms. Trent-Vilim has been selected by her peers to be included in the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation.  

Cathy is admitted to practice in the states of Nebraska and Iowa, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. She litigated cases in the states of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Kentucky and arbitrated cases in the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Tennessee, and North Carolina.