Hon. Kent D. Turnbull

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Hon. Kent D. Turnbull


1999 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 11th Judicial District
Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, & Red Willow counties

Presiding Judge for the 11th Judicial District, County Court


1989 - 1999
Lincoln County Attorney
North Platte, NE
1986 - 1989
Chief Deputy Attorney
North Platte, NE
1983 - 1986
Deputy Attorney
Lincoln County Attorney’s Office


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1982 - Lincoln, NE
Juris Doctorate
Nebraska Christian College, 1980 - Norfolk, NE
Bachelor of Arts, Ministry
Northeast Technical Community College, 1978 - Norfolk, NE
Associate of Arts, Criminal Justice

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska County Judges Association
Lincoln County Bar Association, President, 1996
Nebraska County Attorney Association, President, 1997, Board member, 1990 - 1997
Nebraska Supreme Court
Evidence-Based Practices Committee, 2008 - present
Nebraska County Judges Association
Judicial Ethics Committee, 2000-present
Nebraska Crime Commission 
Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice Committee, 2006 -present


Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law & Procedure, Mid-Plains Community College, 1993, 1998 
Adjunct Professor, Kirkpatrick Signature Services, Bellevue University, 2006