Hon. Jeffrey M. Wightman

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700 N Washington
(308) 324-5606
(308) 324-9837

Hon. Jeffrey M. Wightman


2013 - Present
Dawson County Court Judge, 11th Judicial District 
Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas Counties

2014 - 2016
Presiding Judge for the 11th Judicial District, County Court


2001 - 2013
Wightman and Wightman, Attorney and Partner

1994 - 2001
Cook, Wightman, and Doyle, Associate Attorney and Partner

1993 - 1994
Superior Court of Alaska, Honorable Niesje J. Steinkruger, Judicial Clerkship

1992 - 1993
Knudsen Berkheimer, Law Clerk

1991 - 1992
Woods & Aitken, Law Clerk


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1993
Juris Doctorate w/Distinction

Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, English

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association, admitted 1993

Honors and Publications

Nebraska Law Review – Executive Director, 1992

2004 Nebraska Bar Foundation Fellow:
An honor based on integrity and character. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of the Foundation.