Our Attorneys

We value longevity, integrity, community and relationships. We are committed to serving you with the highest quality legal representation and respect. We put our many years of experience to work helping you resolve your legal matters.

Thomas W Tye. II

Thomas W. Tye, II is a partner with Tye & Rowling, PC, LLO, which traces its origins to 1899. He has been a practicing attorney for thirty-seven years focusing on banking law, probate, and estate and business planning. Mr. Tye has been very active in the Nebraska State Bar Association and has served in many leadership positions including the Chair of the associations governing body from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Tye has been active with the Boy Scouts and earned Eagle Scout rank in 1975. He has been awarded the District Award of Merit, 1990, and the Silver Beaver, 1999, the highest honor given to an adult volunteer.

Mr. Tye is a Kearney native who has spent decades volunteering to promote growth and progress. Mr. Tye was one of eight founding members of the Kearney Family YMCA and served as President of the Board of Directors, 1993-1995. Mr. Tye was chosen for the inaugural class of Leadership Kearney and served as it’s Vice-Chairman, 1992-1993. Mr. Tye is an active member of the Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, previously serving on the Board of Directors, 2008-2012, and as its Chairman, 2011.

Mr. Tye has served on several additional boards, taking on leadership roles for the Nebraska Public Radio Foundation, American Red Cross, Fort Kearney Chapter, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Good Samaritan Hospital and Foundation, University of Nebraska Foundation, Museum of Nebraska Art, and Yanney Heritage Park Foundation, serving as President for twenty-three years while overseeing tremendous development.

Mr. Tye has been the recipient of several distinguished honors including the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben, Court of Honor, 2005, Leadership Kearney Distinguished Alumni, 2009, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Friend of Kearney, 2012, the Kearney Sertoma Club Friend of Mankind, 2014, Kearney High School Hall of Fame, and the Ron and Carol Cope Cornerstone Award, the highest award given by the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Mr. Tye is married to Michaelene (Mikki) and they have two children, Nathan and Simon.

Michael J. Tye

Michael is a native Kearneyite who graduated from Creighton University with a BA in History in 1985 and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1988. Michael practiced in Minnesota from 1988 to 1996 with the firm of Dickel, Johannsen, Taylor, Rust and Tye until returning to Kearney in 1996.

Michael practices primarily in the areas of Municipal law, estate planning and probate, banking, business planning, and real estate. Michael is the City Attorney for the City of Kearney.

Michael is active in the community and has served on a number of Boards and is currently serving on the Rowe Sanctuary Stewardship Board. Michael is married to Julie who is the school secretary for Bright Futures pre-school and they have two children, Lydia and Benjamin.

Jennifer N. Rowling

Jennifer is a native of Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1999 and from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2003. She spent nearly ten years in the Pacific Northwest after law school practicing in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington before deciding to come back home. Jennifer joined the firm in 2014 and practices primarily in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate, business planning, and real estate. She is a member of the Nebraska and Washington State Bar Associations.

Jennifer is married to Chuck, a professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Jennifer and Chuck have three children, Evelyn, Charles, and Samuel. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys travelling, concerts, and all forms of theater.

Jennifer is actively involved in the Kearney community and has served on multiple boards, including the Kearney Public Schools Foundation Board and the CHI Health Good Samaritan Community Board of Directors. You may also find her socializing with other parents at school events, the dance studio, hockey rink, track, soccer, baseball, and football fields, or the YMCA where her children are often found.

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