Hon. Kurt T. Rager

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P.O. Box 385
Dakota City
(402) 987-2145
(402) 987-2185

Hon. Kurt T. Rager


2001 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 6th Judicial District
Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, & Washington counties
2008-2009, 2017
Presiding Judge of the 6th Judicial District, County Court


1977 - 2001
Private practice of law
Omaha & South Sioux City, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1977
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1973
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Dakota County Bar Association
Woodbury County Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project, volunteer judge
Nebraska Council of School Attorneys, past president
Nebraska Continuing Legal Education, Inc., past president
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Pro Se Committee, 2005 - 2013
Technology committee, 2009 - present 
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, lead judge, 6th District – Dakota County, 2006 - present 
Advisory Committee on the Delivery of judicial Services by the County Courts
Nebraska County Judges Association
Executive Board
President, 2014 - 2015
Judicial Education Committee
County Court Forms Committee
Probation Committee
Juvenile Court Appeals Tribunal, participant

Community Activities

Girls’ Softball & Soccer, coach
Cornerstone Faith Center Children’s Curbside Outreach
South Sioux City, City Council, former member & president
Cardinal Educational Foundation, Inc., former president
South Sioux City Kiwanis Club, former president
South Sioux City Morning Optimist club, member

Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:  
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. 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 Foundation.

Teaching & Publishing

Speaker, NCLE, Inc. seminars
Speaker, Council of School Attorney’s seminars
Speaker, County Court Judicial seminars
Speaker, County Court Stenographers’ seminar
Speaker, Dakota County Leadership Committee