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Honorable Michael W. Pirtle

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2012

 

Judgeship
2011 – present 
Judge of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, 2nd Judicial District (Douglas County)
 
Experience
2006 – 2011
Gross & Welch, PC LLO, Director - Omaha, NE
 
2000 – 2006
American Family Insurance, Sr. Staff Attorney - Omaha, NE
 
1986 – 2000
Walentine, O’Toole, McQuillan, & Gordon, Associate and Partner - Omaha, NE
 
1979 – 1986
McCormack, Cooney, Mooney, & Hillman, Associate and Partner - Omaha, NE
 
1978 – 1979
Noren & Burns, Associate - Lincoln, NE
 
1976 – 1978
Pierson, Ackerman, Fitchett, & Akin, Law Clerk - Lincoln, NE
 
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate
Midland Lutheran College, 1975
Bachelor of Arts, Business
 
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association 
Order of Barristers
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Association
Client Assistance Fund Board, 2010 – 2011
Budget & Planning Committee, Chair, 2009 – 2010
Legislation Committee, 2007 – present 
House of Delegates, 1997 – present; Chair, 2007-2008 
Nominations Committee, 2002 – present; Chair, 2013 – present
Judiciary Committee, 1998 – 2004; Chair, 2001 – 2004 
Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, 1998 – present 
Judicial Structure & Administration Task Force, 2007 – 2008 
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, 2002 – 2003 
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Branch Education Committee, Chair, 2012 – present 
Nebraska Supreme Court Dispute Resolutions Advisory Council, 2006 – present; Vice Chair, 2010 – 2011; Chair, 2011 – present
Nebraska Supreme Court Referee, 2006 – 2011 
Nebraska Supreme Court Advisory Committee to the Nebraska State Bar Association, 2004 – 2011; Chair, 2011
Fourth Judicial District Committee on Inquiry, 2003 – 2004 
Douglas County District Court Nominating Commission, 2002 – 2004, 2007
Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on the Client Security Fund, 2000
 
Community Activities
Midland University Board of Trustees, 2008 – 2011
 
Honors and Awards
2010 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow
Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of the Foundation, nominated based on their integrity and character. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. 
 
Midland University, Fremont, NE
Midland Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame, 1993
Master Teacher Award, Midland College, 1993

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