Judges appointed by Dave Heineman

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Governor Dave Heineman

Dave Heineman is the Governor of Nebraska. He was elected in 2004 and is a Republican. For an extensive profile, visit: Dave Heineman on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In Nebraska, the governor makes a judicial appointment after candidates are recommended by a judicial nominating commission. After the governor appoints a judge, she or he must run for retention in the next general election more than three years after taking office.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
HeavicanMichael HeavicanNebraska Supreme Court2006-2016U.S. District Attorney, Nebraska
CasselWilliam CasselNebraska Supreme Court2012-2016Judge, Nebraska Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals

NameCourtActivePrevious position
PirtleMichael PirtleNebraska Court of Appeals2011-2020Director, Gross & Welch Law Firm
BishopRiko E. BishopNebraska Court of Appeals2013-2016Attorney, Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford PC LLO

District Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
RetelsdorfLeigh Ann RetelsdorfNebraska District 42009-2018Attorney, Douglas County
HarfordRussell Harford12th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2009-2018
PolkMarlon PolkNebraska District 42005-2020Attorney in private practice
FunkeJeffrey FunkeNebraska District 22013-2016Judge, 2nd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska
HallGeoffrey HallNebraska District 61/2011-2020Attorney in private practice
VaughanPaul J. VaughanNebraska District 62011-2020Attorney, Dodge County
BurnsTimothy BurnsNebraska District 42011-2020Public defender, Douglas County
DoughertyDuane DoughertyNebraska District 42011-2020Lawyer, Koukol, Johnson & Dougherty
O'GormanTravis O'GormanNebraska District 122011-2020Partner, Cline, Williams, Wright, Johnson and Oldfather
BirchRichard BirchNebraska District 112011-2020Attorney in private practice
StacyStephanie StacyNebraska District 32011-2020Attorney in private practice
JacobsenAndrew JacobsenNebraska District 32011-2020Deputy county attorney, Lancaster County
SchendtTami K. Schendt8th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2012-presentCuster County Attorney
JohnsonMark A. JohnsonNebraska District 72013-Present
SteckerJames C. SteckerNebraska District 52013-PresentAttorney in private practice
MaretLori MaretNebraska District 32014-PresentDeputy county attorney for Lancaster County
DaughertyRachel DaughertyNebraska District 52014-PresentAttorney in private practice
R. StratmanShelly R. StratmanNebraska District 42012-2016
BauerLinda Bauer1st County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2014-2017Partner, Schwab & Bauer
YoungMark YoungNebraska District 92014-2017Hall County attorney

County Courts

NameCourtActivePrevious position
McDermottCraig McDermott4th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2005-2020Sole practitioner
MickeyKristen Mickey12th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2010-2020Partner, Sorensen, Mickey and Hahn
PiccoloMichael Piccolo11th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2010-2020Attorney in private practice
BurnsMichael Burns10th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2011-2020Clay County public defender
LohausSheryl Lohaus4th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2011-2020Attorney, Gross & Welch
KeimMarcela Keim4th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2011-2020Assistant prosecutor , Omaha city
HarmonThomas K. Harmon4th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska11/9/2011 - Present
WetzelArthur S. Wetzel9th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2011-2020Attorney in private practice
WightmanJeffrey M. Wightman11th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-PresentAttorney, Wightman & Wightman
PetersonC. Jo Peterson5th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-Present
LongMichael L. Long7th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-Present
WessPaul G. Wess12th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-Present
FoxThomas W. Fox3rd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2012-PresentDeputy Attorney, Lancaster County Attorney’s Office
PhillipsTimothy C. Phillips3rd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2012-PresentAttorney, Timothy C. Phillips, P.C., L.L.O.
ActonMatthew Acton3rd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-2016Deputy county attorney, Lancaster County
TwissStephen R. W. Twiss5th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-2016Attorney, Sampson, Curry & Twiss, P.C.
HoeftTim Hoeft10th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-PresentAttorney, Phelps County
MartinezStefanie A. Martinez2nd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-PresentAttorney, Sarpy County Attorney's Office
RademacherJohn P. Rademacher9th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2014-2018Attorney/partner, Law Office of Tye & Rademacher
VaughnDerek R. Vaughn4th County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2013-2016
ParsleyHolly Parsley3rd County Court Judicial District, Nebraska2014-2018Deputy county attorney, Lancaster County

See also

External links

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