Hon. Joseph E. Dalton

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575 S. 10th Street
(402) 441-8976
(402) 441-6056

Hon. Joseph E. Dalton


2018 - present
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County


Seward County Attorney’s Office, Chief Deputy County Attorney
Seward, NE

Dalton Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., Owner/President
Lincoln, NE

Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Deputy County Attorney
Lincoln, NE

Morrow, Poppe, Otte, Watermeier & Phillips, Partner/Shareholder
Lincoln, NE

Morrow, Poppe, Otte, Watermeier & Phillips, Associate
Lincoln, NE

Nebraska National Guard
Rank: Major; Aeronautical Rating: Senior Navigator,

Inspector General, 2005-2007
Assistant Chief of Military Equal Opportunity, 2002-2005
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1995
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska College of Business, 1989
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska County Attorney Association

Nebraska County Judges Association
Member, 2018-present 

Community Activities

City Councilman, City of Waverly, Nebraska, 2008-2018
Member VFW Post #9875, Waverly, NE 2017-2018
City of Waverly Planning Commission, 2001-2008
City of Waverly Board of Adjustments, 2001-2008
Evandale Estates Homeowner’s Association, 2007-2018
Waverly High School Steering Committee, 2010-2013
Waverly Public Schools Superintendent Search Committee, 2010
Waverly Public Schools School Bond Committee, 2005 and 2014
Youth Baseball Coach, Lincoln Heat, 2004-2011
Lincoln Midget Football Coach, Elks, Rookies, 2004

Honors and Awards

Members’ Choice Award, Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., 2005
National Guard Association of Nebraska Scholarship, 1994
Distinguished Graduate, Combat Crew KC-135R Navigator, 1993
Outstanding Contributor Award, Undergraduate Navigator Training, 1993
Citizen Soldier Award, Academy of Military Science, 1991
Military Achievement Award, Academy of Military Science, 1991
Distinguished Graduate, Academy of Military Science, 1991
Honor Graduate, Basic Military Training, 1986


 November 2018