Hon. Michael W. Pirtle

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Hon. Michael W. Pirtle

Judgeship

2011 - present 
Judge of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, 2nd Judicial District 
Douglas County
 

Experience

2006 - 2011
Gross & Welch, PC LLO, Director
Omaha, NE
 
2000 - 2006
American Family Insurance, Sr. Staff Attorney
Omaha, NE
 
1986 - 2000
Walentine, O’Toole, McQuillan, & Gordon, Associate and Partner
Omaha, NE
 
1979 - 1986
McCormack, Cooney, Mooney, & Hillman, Associate and Partner
Omaha, NE
 
1978 - 1979
Noren & Burns, Associate
Lincoln, NE
 
1976 - 1978
Pierson, Ackerman, Fitchett, & Akin, Law Clerk
Lincoln, NE
 

Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate
 
Midland Lutheran College, 1975
Bachelor of Arts, Business

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association 
Order of Barristers
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Association
Client Assistance Fund Board, 2010 - 2011
Budget & Planning Committee, Chair, 2009 - 2010
Legislation Committee, 2007 - present 
House of Delegates, 1997 - 2017
Nominations Committee, 2002 - 2015; Chair, 2013 - 2015
Judiciary Committee, 1998 - 2004; Chair, 2001 - 2004 
Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, 1998 - 2012
Judicial Structure & Administration Task Force, 2007 - 2008 
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, 2002 - 2003 
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Ethics Committee, 2016 - present
Judicial Branch Education Committee, Chair, 2012 - 2016
Nebraska Supreme Court Dispute Resolutions Advisory Council, 2006 - present; Vice Chair, 2010 - 2011; Chair, 2011 - present
Nebraska Supreme Court Referee, 2006 - 2011 
Nebraska Supreme Court Advisory Committee to the Nebraska State Bar Association, 2004 - 2011; Chair, 2011
Fourth Judicial District Committee on Inquiry, 2003 - 2004 
Douglas County District Court Nominating Commission, 2002 - 2004, 2007
Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on the Client Security Fund, 2000

Community Activities

Midland University Board of Trustees, 2008 - 2011

Honors and Awards

2010 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of the Foundation, nominated based on their integrity and character. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. 
 

Midland Warrior Athletic Hall of Fame, Midland University,  1993
Master Teacher Award, Midland University, 1993