Hon. James M. Worden

Hon. James M. Worden

Hon. James M. Worden

Scotts Bluff
Scotts Bluff County Court
1725 10th Street
(308) 436-6759


2005 - present
Judge of the County Court, 12th Judicial District
Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Grant, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, & Sioux counties

2006 - present
Judge of the Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Drug Court, County Court

2006 & 2007
Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial District, County Court
Judge of the Scotts Bluff County Adult Drug Court, County Court


1992 - 2004
Private practice of law
Scottsbluff, NE

1993 - 1999
County Attorney & Deputy County Attorney
Banner County, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1992
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related 

Professional Affiliations Activities 
Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees 
Presentations for Scotts Bluff County Bar Association
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project, volunteer judge

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, lead judge, Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties, 2007 - present

Nebraska County Judges Association
Fine Waiver Committee, 2012 - present
President, 2011 - 2012
Education Committee, 2008 - present
Executive Committee, 2007 - 2013
Presentations for County Judges Education Conferences

Community Activities

Scotts Bluff County Co-coordinator of National Adoption Day events
County Court Coordinator of County Government Day
Past huddle leader & founder of Scottsbluff Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Co-founder & previous coach of the Scotts Bluff Lizards youth track & field club
Community Christian School: President, 2001 – 2002; Board member, 1998 - 2004
Board member & President of Scotts Bluff County Crime Stoppers, 1999 - 2005
Board member & campaign co-chairman of United Way, 1997 - 1998
Board member & vice President of the Scotts Bluff County Humane Society, 1995 - 1997