Hon. Robert O'Neal

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Hon. Robert O'Neal

Judgeship

1996 - present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court, Sarpy County

2015 - present
Judge of the Sarpy County Family Drug Court, Separate Juvenile Court

2009 - present
Judge of Otoe County juvenile matters

2006 - present
Judge of the Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court, Separate Juvenile Court

Experience

1995 - 1996
Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney
Papillion, NE

1985 - 1995
Private practice of law
Bellevue and Papillion, NE

1983 - 1985
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska, assistant attorney
Omaha, NE

1978 - 1983
United States Air Force, judge advocate
 

Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1977
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
2nd Judicial District Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Resources Commission, member, 2006 - present
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, lead judge for Sarpy and Otoe Counties, 2006 - present
Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association, President
Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative State Coordinator Committee, 2015 - present
Juvenile Interstate Compact State Council, 2009 - present

Honors and Awards

2001, Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.

Volunteer of the Year, presented by the Papillion Community Foundation, 2017

Ten Outstanding Young Omahans Award, presented by Omaha Jaycees, 1991

Distinguished Graduate Award, presented by Papillion-LaVista Schools Foundation, 1990

Distinguished Judge Award for Improvement of Community Relations, 2018

 

Revised October 2018