Hon. Holly J. Parsley

Hon. Holly J. Parsley

Hon. Holly J. Parsley

Lancaster County Court
575 S 10th Street
(402) 441-6056


2014 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County

Presiding Judge, 3rd Judicial District, County Court


1998 - 2014
Lancaster County Attorney's Office, Deputy County Attorney, Team Leader
Lincoln , NE

1996 - 1998
Spinar Law Office, Associate Attorney
Crete, NE

1995 - 1996
Kinsey, Ridenour, Becker and Kistler, Law Clerk
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1996
Juris Doctorate with Distinction

Doane College, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude 

Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska County Attorney’s Association
National District Attorney’s Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Commissions/Committees
Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships
Member of Executive Committee and Subcommittee of Adult Protection 

Honors and Professional Awards

Advancing Justice Cooperation in Nebraska Enforcement – Criminal Justice Award, 2014
Everyday Heroes Award, for excellence in service to Nebraska’s Children, Presented by Governor Dave Heineman, 2007 

Teaching and Invited Presentations

Presenter at Statewide Adult Protection and Safety Meeting, 2014
Instructor for Forensic Science Expert Testimony, Nebraska Wesleyan University Masters in Forensics Program, 2013, 2014
Presenter to select students in the Doane College Leadership Program "Leadership and Ethics", 2011
Presenter for Nebraska statewide Advocate Training organized by the Child Advocacy Center, 2007
Presenter for the Child Guidance Center, 2007
Panel member and presenter for Financial Crimes Against Seniors Training to state law enforcement agencies, 2006
Professor, Doane College, Constitutional Law, 1999
Presenter for local advocate training 
Attorney Instructor for the Nebraska Crime Lab DNA Mock Trial (scientist expert testimony)
University of Nebraska College of Law Moot Court Judge
Guest Instructor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, undergraduate course on criminal procedure
New recruit trainer for the Lincoln Police Department
Guest speaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department Training  
Presenter, Irving Middle School students and staff on "sexting" and other social media issues   

Community Involvement

Norris Public School Booster 
Horizons Community Church
     Member of Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC)
     Vacation Bible School crew coach
     Kids church volunteer
CASA for Lancaster County, board member 2007 - present, President 2011-2012, 2012-2013
Aiding Angels, board member, Vice President, 2011-2014
Child Advocacy Center Volunteer and Contributor
Doane College Alumni Council
Sertoma Club, board member
Probation Office Reporting Center Advisory Board
Horizons Community Church, Music Minister Search Committee
Omega Psi Theta Sorority – Chair of Alumni Board and sorority advisor