Hon. Thomas E. Zimmerman

Hon. Thomas E. Zimmerman

Hon. Thomas E. Zimmerman

Lancaster County Court
575 S 10th Street
(402) 441-6056


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

2020, 2021
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, County Court


1990 - 2015
Jeffrey, Hahn, Hemmerling & Zimmerman, PC, LLO
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska-College of Law, 1989
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985
Bachelor of Science in Education

Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations
Public Employees Retirement Board, Judicial Representative, 2021-present
Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, Joseph Story Team, Master of the Bench, 2023-present
Nebraska Supreme Court, Court Record Work Group, 2020-2021
COVID-19 and the Courts Response Committee, 2020
Nebraska County Court Judges’ Association, Member
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
Lincoln Bar Association, Member; Board of Directors, 2007-2008, 2018-2019

Professional Activities
Presenter at Judicial Branch Education Seminars:  Restitution of Premises, 2021; Mentoring New Attorneys, 2020
National Trial Team Competition, volunteer judge
Nebraska State Mock Trial, volunteer judge
Lincoln Bar Association, Law Day volunteer

Honors and Certifications

Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2022 Class of Fellows
Nebraska Supreme Court Judicial Leadership Program, 2019
Burke High School (Omaha) Hall of Fame, 2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating
U.S. Small Business Administration, Certified Development Corporation Designated Attorney, 2012-2015
Securities and Exchange Commission, Series 6 and 66 licensed, 2000-2012
Nebraska Department of Insurance, Life and Health Insurance Licensed, 2000-2012
Northwestern University School of Law, Estate Planning Course, 1999

Community Activities

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Immediate Past President, 2014-2015
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Board President, 2012-2013
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Board of Directors, 2004-2015
Pius X High School, parent volunteer
St. Joseph’s Church and School, parent volunteer
St. Joseph’s Church, lector
USA Council of Serra International, member, 2002-present


Revised March 2024