Hon. David W. Urbom

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Hon. David W. Urbom

Judgeship

2006 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 11th Judicial District
Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Red Willow, Perkins, & Thomas counties

Experience

1977 - 2006
Private practice of law
Arapahoe, NE
 
1979 - 1995
County Attorney, Furnas County 
Beaver City, NE
 
1984 - 2006
Village Attorney
Holbrook, NE
 
1986 - 1994
City Attorney
Cambridge, NE

 

Education

Washburn University School of Law, 1977
Juris Doctorate - Dean’s Honors
 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Kansas State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Nebraska District Judge’s Association
Nebraska County Attorney’s Associations, 1979 - 1995
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
2016 NSBA Leadership Group, panel member
Nebraska State Bar Association
     Budget and Planning Committee, 2004 - 2005
     Judicial Resources Committee, 2003 - 2004
     Elections Committee, 2003 - 2004
     Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 2002
     Juvenile Law Committee, chairman, 1999 - 2001
     House of Delegates, 1997 - 2009
     Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 1997 - 1999
     Education Committee, 2013
Executive Committee, 11th Judicial District Bar Association, 1993
14th Judicial District Bar Association
     President, 1987 - 1988
     Vice-President, 1986 - 1987
     Secretary/Treasurer, 1985 - 1986 
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
     Region 3 Co-Coordinator, 2008 - present
     Attorney-Coach & judge, 1985 - present
     Mock Trial Project
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Protection Order Subcommittee 2015 - present
Forms Committee 2015 - present
Judge Portal Committee 2015 - present
District and Juvenile Court Record Committee  2014 -  2015
Evidence-Based Practices Committee, member, 2008 - 2016
 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Education Committee, 2016
Pension & Salary Committee
Court Reporter Committee, 2013

Community Activities

Nebraska Episcopal Diocese Bishops And Trustees, 2015 -  Present
Red Willow County Public Defender Policy Review Board, 2003 - 2006
     Secretary, 2003 - 2006
Arapahoe Optimist Club
Arapahoe Board of Education, 1995 - 2006
     President, 1997 - 1998 
     Treasurer, 1996 - 1996, 2002 - 2003
Arapahoe Housing Authority, 1980 - 2006
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
     Member, Vestry 1990 - present
     Treasurer, 2006 - present 
Arapahoe-Holbrook Educational Foundation
     Board of Directors, 1992 - 2006
     Vice-president, 1996 - 2006 


Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:  

Based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.


Teaching & Publishing


Instructor, "Ethical Issues for Bankers," Nebraska Banker’s Association, 2005