Hon. Michael A. Smith

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Hon. Michael A. Smith

Judgeship

2016-present
District Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties
 

Experience

1994-2016
Lead Deputy County Attorney
Sarpy County Attorney's Office
 
1991-1994
Associate Attorney
Young and LaPuzza
 
1989-1991
Associate Attorney
Peter, Peter and Fennell
 
1987-1990
Attorney
Solo Practitioner, Omaha, NE
 
1986-1987
Attorney/Claims Analyst
Werner Enterprises Inc.
 

Education

Creighton University School of Law, 1986
Juris Doctorate
 
Creighton University, 1984
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
 

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Elected Member, House of Delegates, Nebraska State Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association, past President, Vice President, and Treasurer
Nebraska Bar Associaiton
Omaha Bar Association, past member
Omaha Barristers Club, past President
 

Legal Community Activities

Attorney Coach for Platteview High School Mock Trail team
Provided pro bono legal services for The Friends of the Springfield, Nebraska Memorial Library, the South Sarpy Activities Association, the Springfield Youth Activities Association, and the Springfield Community Foundation
 

Community Activities

Active member of First United Methodist Church of Springfield
     Administrative Council
     Staff and Parish Relations Committee
     Trustees Committee
     Youth Activities & Sunday School
Coached youth soccer and basketball
Region VI Behavioral Health Advisory Board member representing Sarpy County   
 

Honors and Awards

(2) Justice in Action Awards from the Sarpy County Attorney for his Outstanding Performance and Trial Performance