Oral Arguments are happening now. View them on the web or via Mobile App on iPhone / iPad or Android (4.0+).

Self-Help Center

You are here

Honorable Russell W. Harford

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Hon. Russell W. Harford


2009 – present
Judge of the County Court, 12th Judicial District
(Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, & Sioux counties)

Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial District, County Court


1989 – 2009
Chadron, NE
Private practice of law, partner

1994 – 1995, 1997
Chadron, NE
Dawes County Attorney’s Office, interim county attorney

1988 – 1989
Chadron, NE
Private practice of law, associate

1988 – 1989
Alliance, NE
Box Butte County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney

1986 – 1988
Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Patrol, law clerk


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1987
Juris Doctorate – with distinction

Chadron State College, 1983
Master of Arts – Guidance/Counseling

University of Maryland, 1975
Bachelor of Science
Law Enforcement & Corrections

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Alternate Chairperson, Dawes/Sioux/Sheridan County Mental Health Board, 1998 -2009
Coach, Chadron High School Mock Trial Team

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Lead judge, District 12 Team 1, Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative

Nebraska County Court Committees
Judicial Liaison, County Court Trial Court Forms Committee

Community Activities

Guardian ad litem, 2007 & 2009
Board member, Dawes County Crimestoppers
Board member, Drug Abuse Resistance Education

Honors and Awards

Good Neighbor Award, 2009, from Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben/Omaha World Herald
Order of the Coif, 1988, University of Nebraska College of Law
Law Review, 1987 – 1988, University of Nebraska College of Law

Teaching & Publishing 

Adjunct faculty member, Chadron State College, teaching pre-law and psychology classes 


This page was last modified on Monday, September 30, 2013