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Honorable C. Jo Petersen

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Hon. C. Jo Petersen


2013 - Present
County Court Judge, 5th Judicial District
(Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties)

2015 - 2016
Presiding Judge, 5th Judicial District



1985 - 2013
Law Offices of C. Jo Petersen
President and Attorney

2007 - 2013
Saunders County Attorney’s Office
Deputy County Attorney

2004 - 2013
Hamilton County Attorney’s Office
Deputy County Attorney

Nebraska State Fire Marshal’s Office
Acting Legal Counsel

1996 - 2007 and 1987 - 1990
Butler County Attorney’s Office
Deputy County Attorney

2000 - 2004 and 1986 - 1990
Polk County Attorney’s Office
Deputy County Attorney

1999 - 2000 and 1986 -1987
Platte County Attorney’s Office
Deputy County Attorney

1991 - 1999
Seward County Attorney

Nelson and Harding Law Firm
Law Clerk

Professor Lyons, UNL College of Law
Law Clerk


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1984
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982
Dual Matriculate:  B.A with Majors in Political Science and English
Nebraska Teaching Certificate


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska Bar Association, 1985-present
House of Delegates, Nebraska Bar Association, 2010-Present

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Leadership Program


Honors and Publications

2011 Prosecutor of the Year, awarded by the U.S. Attorney’s Office-Nebraska
Certificate of Achievement for Women in Government

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