Hon. Max J. Kelch

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Hon. Max J. Kelch


2016 - present
Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District

2007 - 2016
Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Sarpy, Otoe counties

2005 - 2007 
Judge of the County Court, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Sarpy, Otoe counties


1982 - 2005 
Private practice of law

Otoe County Attorney

Special Prosecutor, Johnson County

Nebraska City Attorney's Office, deputy attorney

Syracuse City Attorney's Office, deputy attorney

Nemaha County Attorney's Office, deputy attorney


University of Nebraska College of Law,  1981
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Legislative-Judicial Visit Program for New State Senators, 2008
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Judiciary’s Law Day Job Shadowing Program for 5th Graders
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project, volunteer judge
Ethics Board, NE State Bar Association, former member
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Ethics Committee, District Court Representative, 2009 – present 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Judicial Education Committee
Pension and Salary Committee

Honors and Awards

Nebraska County Attorney of the Year, 2004