Hon. David J. A. Bargen

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P.O. Box 865
(402) 821-3911
(402) 821-3179

Hon. David J. A. Bargen


2022 – Present
District Court Judge, 1st Judicial District
Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties


2006 – 2022
Partner, Associate
Private Practice of Law

Adjunct Professor
University of Nebraska School of Law

2004 – 2006
Judicial Clerk to the Hon. C. Arlen Beam
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

2002 – 2003
Summer Associate
Private Practice of Law


University of Nebraska College of Law, 2004
Juris Doctorate with high distinction

University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1999
Master of Public Administration

University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1996
Bachelor of Science

Professional Affiliations

United States District Court for the District of Nebraska, Admitted to practice
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Admitted to practice
Nebraska Bar Association, Member
Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Lincoln Bar Association, Member
Lincoln Bar Association Law Day Committee, Member
Groundwater Foundation Advisory Board, Member

Honors and Awards

Leadership Nebraska, Class of 2008
Super Lawyers Rated, Five Years
Named among “leading individual – commercial litigation lawyers in Nebraska” by Chambers USA, 2013 – 2022
Named “Rising Star” by Great Plains Super Lawyers, 2013 – 2014