Hon. Ross A. Stoffer

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Hon. Ross A. Stoffer


2006 - present 
Judge of the County Court, 7th Judicial District
Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, & Wayne counties
2008 - present
Judge of the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Drug Court, Madison County
2008, 2016
Presiding Judge of the 7th Judicial District, County Court


1979 - 2006
Private practice of law
Norfolk, NE
1976 - 1979
City Attorney’s Office, law clerk
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1979
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976 
Bachelor of Science - Political Science
Teaching Certificate - Secondary History, Political Science, & Social Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Seventh Judicial District Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, Lead Judge 7th District, 2009
Sub-committee on Case progression Standards, member
Minority Justice Committee
Nebraska County Judges Association

Community Activities

The ARC of Norfolk, Board of Directors, former officer & member
Norfolk Sertoma, former President
Norfolk Jaycees, former Vice-President
Former Religious Education teacher, board member & youth group leader

Honors and Awards

Special Commendation by the Foster Care Review Board, for leadership in Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative teams and in Foster Care casework, 2008
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law, Allen Moot Court Board, 1977 - 1979
American Jurisprudence Award in Future Interests, 1979

Teaching & Publishing

Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Business Law - former adjunct faculty member