Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny

Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny

Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny

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


2007 - present 
Judge of the District 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, District Court


1989 - 2007
Alliance City Attorney
Alliance, NE
1980 - 2007
Private practice of law
Alliance, NE
1985 - 1988
Box Butte County Attorney’s Office
Alliance, NE
1980 - 1985
Box Butte County Public Defender’s Office
Alliance, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1980
Juris Doctorate

Wayne State College, 1977
Bachelor of Science - Political Science & History, magna cum laude

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Scotts Bluff County Bar Association
Nebraska District Judges Association
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
House of Delegates, NE State Bar Association
Judge, High School Mock Trial Competition
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Pro Se Committee
Problem Solving Court Committee

Community Activities

Oldtimer’s Baseball Association, Board member, 1997 - 2007
Field of Dreams Baseball, Board member
Alliance Volunteer Fire Department, 1993 - 2007
Highland Park Care Center, Advisory Board, former service
St. Joseph’s Gerontology Center, Governing Board, former service
Chairperson, Box Butte County Mental Health Board, 1989 - 2003 

Honors and Awards

2010 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow: 
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of Foundation.