Hon. Sheryl L. Lohaus

Hon. Sheryl L. Lohaus

Hon. Sheryl L. Lohaus

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


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

2019, 2020
Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial District, County Court


2006 - 2011, Director
2002 - 2004, Associate Attorney
Gross & Welch PC LLO
Omaha, NE
2005 - 2006
Slusky Law & Mediation, associate attorney
Omaha, NE
1993 - 2002
Batt & Associates, PC, associate attorney
Omaha, NE
1992 - 1993
Legal Aid Society, staff attorney
Omaha, NE
1990 - 1991
Elsbernd Law Offices, associate attorney
Omaha, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1990
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1985
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
University of Vienna Summer School, 1984
Certificate of Completion, International Relations, German

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Iowa State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, 2003-2020
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Judge, High School Mock Trial competitions
Judge, Creighton University’s Negotiation competitions

Nebraska Supreme Court Commissions/Committees
Supreme Court Committee on Covid-19 Response by the Nebraska Judicial Branch, 2020-present
Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships, 2016 - present.

Nebraska County Judges Association
Education Committee
Bench Book Committee

Community Activities

Annual legal presentations to the Inns of Court
St. James Seton School, Past Board Member
Madonna School, Past Board Member
AYUSA International Host Parent, students from Japan & Germany
Omaha Law League Courthouse Tour Volunteer

Honors and Awards

The Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service Recipient, University of Nebraska - Omaha, School of Criminoogy and Criminal Justice, 2018.

Nebraska Supreme Court Judicial Leadership Program, 2015.

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 the Foundation, 2014.

University of Nebraska-Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Rising Star Award, 2013

Recognition Award, in recognition for dedicated advocacy, Legal Aid Society, 1993

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Science, 1985

Delta Phi Alpha, German Honors Society, 1985


Revised March 2021