Hon. Stephanie F. Stacy

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Hon. Stephanie F. Stacy


2015 - present
Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, 1st  Judicial District

2011 - 2015
Judge of the District Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County


1993 - 2011 
Private Practice of Law
Lincoln, NE

1991 - 1993 
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable David L. Piester, Magistrate Judge


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1991
Juris Doctorate, With Distinction
     Nebraska Law Review
     National Moot Court Team
     Allen Moot Court Board
     Order of the Coif

University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1988
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Resources Commission, Chair 2016-Present
Nebraska Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission; Co-chair, 2017-Present; Chair of Planning Committee, 2016-2017
Nebraska Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Commission, Chair 2015-2018

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member 1991-Present
Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court, Master of the Bench, 2012-Present
Nebraska District Court Judges Association, 2011-2015
Lincoln Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2006-2009

Teaching & Publishing 

University of Nebraska, College of Law
     Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, 2010 - 2011
     Adjunct Professor, Pretrial Litigation, 2005 – 2009
     Group Leader, Professionalism and Ethics for new student orientation
     Guest Lecturer on variety of topics involving litigation

Creighton University, School of Law
     Guest Lecturer for new student orientation, 2018          

Lecturer, Nebraska State Bar Association Appellate Practice Seminar, 2017, on how the Nebraska Supreme Court selects cases for its discretionary docket

Lecturer, New Judge Orientation for Nebraska Trial Court Judges, 2017, on self-represented litigants

Speaker, Nebraska State Bar Association 2017 Pro Bono Summit

Panelist, Nebraska State Bar Association 2017 Legal Diversity Summit, on judicial application process

The Nebraska Lawyer, Co-Author of a three-part series addressing the interplay between Medicare and personal injury litigation (March, May & September 2009)

Author, “Capitalist Punishment: The Wisdom & Propriety of Private Prisons” 70 Nebraska Law Review 900 (1991)

Honors and Awards 

Strengthening Democracy Award, Outstanding Civic Health Partner, Nebraskans for Civic Reform, 2017

American Board of Trial Advocates, selected 2009

A national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and improvement of our jury system

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:

Selection to become a Fellow is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of the Foundation.


Revised October 2018