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Honorable Stefanie A. Martinez

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2017 – Present
District Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District
(Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties)

2013 – 2017
County Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District
(Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties)

Presidng Judge, 2nd Judicial District


2008 – 2013
Sarpy County Attorney
Drug Court team member, 2013
Senior Deputy County Attorney and Domestic Violence Coordinator, 2011 – 2013
Deputy County Attorney, 2008 – 2011

2004 – 2013
Martinez Law Office
Sole Practitioner

2005 – 2008
State of Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Administrative Hearing Officer

1999 – 2004
Douglas County Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender

1996 – 1997
Supreme Court of the State of New York
Judicial Clerk for Honorable Patricia Anne Williams


University of Reno, projected 2019
Master of Judicial Studies

New York Law School, 1998
Juris Doctorate

Boston College, 1993
B.A. Sociology and Spanish

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Nebraska Supreme Court Commission/Committees
Commission on Children in the Courts Member
Judges Portal Project Planning Committee Member
Minority Justice Committee Member
Pandemic Committee Member    

Nebraska County Judges Association Committees
County Court Bench Book Committee Chair
Judicial Education Committee Member

Nebraska State Bar Association Committees
Annual Meeting Committee Member
Hispanic Lawyers Section Member, Executive Committee 2013-present
Leadership Academy Steering Committee Member
Legal Services Committee Member
Legislative Committee Member
Professional Enhancement Committee Member

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
American Judges Association
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
Hispanic National Bar Association
Nebraska County Judges Association
Nebraska Hispanic Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Omaha Bar Association
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court
Sarpy County Bar Association  
Second Judicial District Bar Association

Legal Community Activities
Creighton Law School, Moot Court Presiding and Performance Judge
Nebraska Bar Foundation, State and Regional Mock Trial Presiding Judge
Omaha Bar Association, Young Lawyer Mentor
Omaha Law League, Volunteer tour guide of the courts and Bridge Club Co- Chair
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, Judicial Co-Leader and Law Student Mentor

Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow, 2015. Selection based on integrity and character. Recognition to those dedicated to improvement of administration of justice.  Accredited as leaders who contribute to charitable and community education works of the foundation.

Selected Observer, 2013. Military Commission proceedings in GTMO, Cuba of the accused 911 co-conspirators.

Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2006Develop leadership skills to enable greater contributions to the legal profession and community

Community Activities

Boys Scouts of America, Cub Scout Den Co-Leader 2014-2015
Girl Scouts, Troop Leader 2008-2014
Midwestern Swimming, Member 2010-present; Board of Review, 2011-2013; Delegate at Large, 2013-2015; Treasurer, 2015-present
Nebraska State Schools Association, Swimming and Diving Official 2011-present
USA Swimming, Official 2010-present


2015     R.M. Marrs Magnet Center, Guest speaker
2015     Christ the King School, Guest Speaker
2015     How to Apply for a Judicial Vacancy, Nebraska State Bar Association
2015     Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop, Guest speaker
2014     Baird Holm, Diversity Committee, Guest Speaker
2014     Hispanic/Latino Summit for High School Students, Nebraska Council of School Administrators
2014     Brownell Talbot School, Guest Speaker
2014     Christ the King School, Guest Speaker
2014     Creighton Preparatory High School, Guest Speaker
2014     Ethical Considerations and Guantanamo Bay, Creighton University School of Law and Robert M. Spire American Inns of Court  
2014     Views of a Guantanamo Bay Observer, Bellevue University
2014     Views from the Bench, Southwest Iowa Lawyers League             


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