Class of 1974
Inducted in 2022
Susan Koenig was inducted into the SHSAA Hall of Fame in 2022.
Susan graduated in 1974. In pursuing her law degree, Susan attended Drake University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. She then attended Northeastern University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctor. She has also attended the Academy of Coaching Excellence, receiving a Professional Coach Certification, and the University of Vermont where she earned an End-of-Life Doula Certification.
Susan is the founder of Koenig/Dunne Law which is in Little Bohemia in South Omaha. She grew her solo practice into an award-winning firm which is the largest in Nebraska dedicated solely to family law. She is now of Counsel and an Executive Coach with the firm. Susan has also been an adjunct instructor at Metro Community College, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Creighton University of Law where she taught Women and the Law for nearly a decade. She is on the faculty of the Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy.
As an Executive Life coach, she works with CEOs, professionals, and nonprofit leaders nationwide. She has facilitated community conversations to include the future of the Omaha Public Library, physician suicide and compassion fatigue. Susan has also provided pro bono coaching to front line workers during the Covid pandemic.
Susan is a speaker and writer, speaking at workshops for government, business, academia, and nonprofits. She has been published in the Creighton Law Review and the St. Louis Public Law Review and has authored countless articles for The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine and the National Women’s Law Journal. She is the author of “Divorce in Nebraska: Understandable Answers to Your Legal Questions”, a book now replicated in over 30 states.
Susan’s community service has included service on the Nebraska Women’s Bar Association; Unity Church of Omaha; Nebraska State Bar Foundation; and the Little Bohemia Business Area Board. She has volunteered for over 25 years for the Nebraska Aids Project and has served as the Grand Marshall for the PRIDE parade. She has also served on the Business Ethics Alliance and sits on the Council for the Art in the Heart of South Omaha capital campaign. She also was part of the South 13th Street Mural project in the Little Bohemia neighborhood.
In answering the question – What graduation from SHS means to her, she responded – I am proud to be a part of a community that provides a foundation for making lifelong contributions while celebrating each person’s unique gifts and life experiences.