Hon. Marcela A. Keim

Hon. Marcela A. Keim

Hon. Marcela A. Keim

Douglas County Court
1701 Farnam Street
(402) 444-6890


2011 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 4th Judicial District
Douglas County

2016 - present 
Presiding Judge, 4th Judicial District


2004 - 2011
Omaha City Prosecutor’s Office, assistant city prosecutor
Omaha, NE
1999 - 2004
Assistant Public Defender, Douglas County
Omaha, NE
1998 - 1999
Petersen Law Offices, law clerk
Omaha, NE
1997 - 1998
Solo Practitioners Office Share, law clerk
Omaha, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1999
Juris Doctorate
Creighton University Law Review, Assistant Editor
Benedictine College, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney's Association, 1999-2004
Omaha Law League Executive Board Member and Courthouse Tour Committee
Nebraska Women's Bar Association
Judicial Group Leader, Inns of Court
Executive Board, Robert M. Spire Inns of Court

Honors and Awards

2001, Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
An honor based on integrity and character. 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 the Foundation.

Service Board, Project Harmony
Recipient, Frances Ryan Academic Scholarship, Creighton University School of Law
Semi-Finalist, Advanced Trial Competition, Creighton University
Semi-Finalist, Moot Court Competition, Creighton University
Finalist, Best Brief Competition, Creighton University
Academic All American, Benedictine College