Hon. Kris D. Mickey

Hon. Kris D. Mickey

Hon. Kris D. Mickey

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


2010 - 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 2012-2013


1995 - 2010
Private practice of law, attorney
Scottsbluff, NE
Scotts Bluff County, special prosecutor
Scottsbluff, NE
2003 - 2004
Banner County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney
Scottsbluff, NE
1994 - 1995
Kansas Supreme Court, research attorney
Topeka, KS
1992 - 1994
Office of the Reporter of Decisions for the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals, law clerk/junior reporter
Topeka, KS


Washburn University School of Law, 1994
Juris Doctorate - with honors

University of Wyoming, 1991
Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Scotts Bluff County Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Young Lawyer’s Section, Nebraska State Bar Association
Vice-president, Executive Committee, 1999 - 2000
Western Regional Representative, 1997 - 2001
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Personnel Committee, Chairman
NSC Leadership Program

Family Dependency Courts Subcommittee member
Juvenile Assessment Navigation Workgroup member
Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children Advisory Board member


Community Activities

President, Scottsbluff - Gering Noon Lions Club, 2004 - 2005
Former Director, Monument Valley Pathways
Former Volunteer, United Way of Western Nebraska

Honors and Awards

2001 Nominee, "20 Under 40" Scotts Bluff County Leaders

Teaching & Publishing

Author, "Contract Law: Denying Recovery Under a Theory of Quantum, Meruit: Cracking Down on an Unlicensed Engineering Firm"  
33 Washburn Law Journal 224, 1993