Hon. John F. Steinheider

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Hon. John F. Steinheider


1997 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Otoe, & Sarpy counties
2006, 2012, 2017
Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District, County Court


1972 - 1997
Private practice of law
Nebraska City, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1972
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1968
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar House of Delegates, Former member
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Ethics Committee Task Force, Chairperson, 2008 - 2009 
Nebraska Ethics Advisory Committee, 2003 - 2008 
Code of Judicial Conduct Revision Committee, Chairperson
Orientation Committee, of the Education Committee, member, 2007
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, Lead Judge, 2nd District - Otoe County
Nebraska County Judges Association
     President, 2008
Probate, Civil Procedure, Court Rules & By-Laws Committee
Salary & Retirement Committee
Caseload & Redistricting Committee

Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow: 
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.

Teaching & Publishing  

Presenter, New Judge Orientation, "Ethics,"  2007 - present