Hon. Donna F. Taylor

Hon. Donna F. Taylor

Hon. Donna F. Taylor

Antelope County Court
501 Main - Courthouse
(402) 887-4160


2001 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 7th Judicial District
Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, & Wayne counties
2006, 2009, 2012, 2017, 2020
Presiding Judge of the 7th Judicial District, County Court
Judge of the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Drug Court, Madison County


1991 - 2001
Antelope County Attorney’s office, county attorney
Neligh, NE
1984 - 2001
Private practice of law
Neligh, NE
1986 - 2001
Elgin City Attorney’s Office, city attorney
Elgin, NE
1980 - 1984
Private practice of law
Omaha, NE
1977 - 1980
Private practice of law, law clerk
Omaha, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1980
Juris Doctorate

Creighton University, 1977
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska County Attorney Association
Board of Directors, 1999 - 2000
Legislative Committee, 1998 - 2000
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Supreme Court Personnel Board, alternate member
Nebraska Judicial Structure and Administration Task Force
Law Day, member, 2005 - present 
PEOPLE (Public Education Outreach Promoting the Law & Equity) Sub-Committee

Nebraska County Judges Association
Vice-President, present
Judicial Education Committee
Executive Committee, 2005-2012
President, 2010-2011
Education Committee

Community Activities

5th Grade Job Shadow, coordinator
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project
Regional coordinator, 1987 - present
State Competition, several years
National Competition, 1996

Honors and Awards

2013 Nebraska Supreme Court Distinquished Judge Award for Service to the Community:
The highest honor given by the Chief Justice to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within Nebraska communities.
2002 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.
Neligh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
     President, 1989
     Member, 1987 - 1989
Revised January 2020