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Honorable Jeffrey M. Wightman

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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

Nebraska Bar Foundation Fellow (2004)
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.


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