Hon. Robert R. Steinke

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P.O. Box 1188
(402) 563-4956
(402) 562-6718

Hon. Robert R. Steinke


1991 - present

Judge of the District Court, 5th Judicial District
Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, & York counties

1996 - 2008
Presiding Judge of the 5th Judicial District, District Court


1979 - 1991
Private practice of law
Columbus, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1979
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
Platte County Bar Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Committee on Practice & Procedure, 1995 - present
Minority Justice Committee, 2003 - present

Nebraska District Judges Association
Past President, 2004
Judicial Education Committee, Co-Chairperson
New Judges Orientation Committee, Chairperson

Community Activities

District Co-Coordinator, Nebraska Bar, 1993 - present
Foundation High School, Mock Trial Project
Columbus Area United Way Board Member, 1995 - 2000

Honors & Awards

Nebraska Supreme Court Distinguished Judge for service to the community:
The highest honor given by the Chief Justice to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within Nebraska communities.  2002

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of the Foundation.