Hon. Everett O. Inbody

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Hon. Everett O. Inbody


1995 - present
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 5th Judicial District
Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Merrick, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Thayer, York, and Webster counties
2004 - 2014
Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals
1991 - 1995
Judge of the District Court, 5th Judicial District
1986 - 1991
Judge of the County Court, 5th Judicial District


1970 - 1986
Private practice of law
Wahoo, NE
1970 - 1978 
Nebraska Crime Commission, Director of Region 4, 5, & 6
1970 - 1975
Saunders County Attorney’s Office, Deputy Attorney
Wahoo, NE


American Academy of Judicial Education
1999, diploma of Humanities and Judging
1990, diploma of Judicial Skills
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1970
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1967
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Saunders County Bar Association
Master of the Bench, Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court, 2003 - 2007
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges, former member
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska Mock Trials
National Mock Trial Tournament
NE State Bar Association
Practice and Procedure Committee, former member
Judiciary Committee, former member
House of Delegates, 1979 - 1987
Young Lawyer Section, chairman, 1978 - 1979
5th District Judicial Nomination Commission (District Court), 1978 - 1979
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Commission of Children in the Courts, co-chairperson, 2005 - present
Court Improvement Project, 2000 - 2006 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Education Committee, 1992 - 1995 
Nebraska County Judges Association
Former President, 1990 - 1991

Community Activities

Nebraska Law Day, speaker and judge of essay contests
Wahoops basketball team, founder & volunteer
Jaycees, former member

Honors and Awards

2010, Nebraska Supreme Court Outstanding Judge
Outstanding Judge for Service to the Judiciary Award recipient:
Outstanding  Judge is the highest honor given by the Chief Justice to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhances the vision of justice within Nebraska communities.
Commendation by Foster Care Review Board, for work in and co-chairmanship of Nebraska Supreme Court's Commission on Children in the Courts
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection 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 charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.

Teaching & Publishing

Author of article: "Nothing Stays the Same," for Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, Nebraska Journal, January 2008
Author of article: "Youth at Risk and the Future of Our State…," for the Omaha Daily Record in their Law Day, 2007
Adjunct faculty member, John F. Kennedy College - Wahoo, NE, 1970 - 1971