Hon. Susan I. Strong

Hon. Susan I. Strong

Hon. Susan I. Strong

Lancaster District Court
575 S 10th Street
(402) 441-6190


2015 - present
Judge of the District Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, District Court

2006 - 2015
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County

2008 - 2009, 2014 , 2015
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, County Court


Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Public Protection Bureau
Lincoln, NE
1994 - 2006
Plessman Law Offices
Lincoln, NE
1990 - 1993
Kobayashi & Associates
Denver, CO
1986 - 1990
Sherman & Howard
Denver, CO
1985 - 1986
U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, Judicial Law Clerk
Denver, CO


Pepperdine University School of Law, 1985
Juris Doctorate cum laude
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations

Nebraska District Judges Association, Member 2015 - Present
Nebraska County Judges Association, Executive Board Member, 2014- 2015, Member, 2006-2015
Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow 2013-Present
Lincoln Bar Association, Board of Trustees 2012-2015, Member 1994-Present
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member 1994-Present
Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court, Master of the Bar 2002-2006, Master of the Bench 2006-2007
Nebraska State Bar Association Women & the Law Section, President 2002-2004, Exec. Committee 2002-2006, Member 1998-Present
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member 1998-2006
Colorado Bar Association, Member 1985 - Present

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Sexual Assault Protection Orders, 2017-Present
Supreme Court Technology Committee, Pilot Project Member, 2016-Present
Nebraska Supreme Court Case Progression Standards Committee for District and County Courts, 2014-Present
Case Management Committee for County Courts, 2009-2012
Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Pro Se Litigants, 2007-2009
Nebraska Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee on Inquiry, District One Vice Chair, 2004-2005, Committee Member, 2000-2005
NSBA One Hour of Sharing Campaign, Steering Committee Member, 2003-2005


Community Activities

Frequent Speaker and Host of Lincoln’s high school classes

Teaching & Publishing

Speaker, Judicial Panel, Nebraska State Bar Ass’n Leadership Academy, Apr 2018 & 2017
Moot Court Judge & Speaker, Dan Jewell Trial Institute, Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Oct 2017
Speaker, Civil Court Judicial Forum, National Business Institute, “As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation,” Dec 2016
Speaker, Court Appointments in Criminal Cases, Lincoln Bar Association Clinic, 2015
Speaker, New Judge Orientation, Civil Litigation in County Court, 2015
Speaker, "The Vanishing Jury Trial" and "Top Ten Reasons to Try Your Case in County Court," Nebraska Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2013
Group Leader, UNL College of Law, Orientation on Professionalism & Ethics, 2010 - 2013
Speaker, New Judge Orientation, Civil Litigation in County Court, 2011
Webinar for Judicial Education "Taking Control of Out of Control Attorneys and Courtrooms," Judges Gossett & Strong, 2011
Initiated development of computer docket system for civil matters in Nebraska County Courts, 2010-2011
Speaker, Judicial Panel, Young Lawyers Section Best Practices Seminar, 2010
Moot Court Judge & Speaker, Appellate Advocacy Tournament, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009
Chapter Author, "The First Women of Nebraska Law," The History of Nebraska Law, Ohio University Press, 2008
Moot Court Judge, Regional Appellate Advocacy Tournament, UNL College of Law, 2008
Moot Court Judge, Mock Jury Trial Competition, UNL College of Law, 2007



Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.  2013

Nominated for Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System and Distinguished Judge for Improvement of Community Relations, 2010

Literary Editor, Pepperdine Law Review 1984-85
Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Awards for Brief and Oral Argument, 1984-85
American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law, Real Property and Administrative Law, 1983-84


Revised May 2018