Hon. David K. Arterburn

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Hon. David K. Arterburn


2017 - present
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 4th Judicial District

2005 - 2017
Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District
Sarpy, Cass, and Otoe counties
2008 - 2017
Judge of the Sarpy County Adult Drug Court, District Court
1992 - 2005 
Nebraska Department of Justice, Assistant Attorney General
Lincoln, NE
1995 - 2005
United States Attorney’s Office, Special Assistant United States Attorney
Omaha, NE
1991 - 1992
United States Deptartment Of Health & Human Services, staff attorney
Omaha, NE
1986 - 1991 
Private practice of law
McCook, NE
1986 - 1991
Deputy County Attorney, Red Willow County
McCook, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1985
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982
Master of Arts

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978
Bachelor of Arts

York College, 1977
Associate of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Second Judicial District Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association
National Association of Drug Court Professionals, former member
National District Attorney’s Association, former member
Nebraska County Attorney’s Association, former member
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court-pupilage mentor, past member
Guest Speaker for Sarpy County Government Day,  various student groups and classes affiliated with local school districts, York College criminal justice students, Sarpy County community leadership groups, and University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Governor’s Task Force on Methamphetamine, past member
Nebraska District Judges Association
Past member

Community Activities

Volunteer judge for the Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project through the Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Cornhusker Christian Children’s Foundation - Board of Directors, past member
Youth soccer and baseball coach, Papillion, Nebraska 
Referee, youth and high school soccer, Omaha, Nebraska
Southwest Church of Christ, member

Honors and Awards

Certificate of Appreciation, United States Deptatement of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, 1999
Nebraska Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Award, 1997

Teaching & Publishing

Presenter, Community corrections Conference, Lincoln, NE, 2007
Presenter, Governor’s Summit on Methamphetamine, Billings, MT, 2003
Presenter, Nebraska County Attorney’s Association, 2002 – 2004
Trainer, United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Trainer, Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
Trainer, WING Drug Task Force, Scottsbluff, NE
Trainer, CODE Drug Task Force
Trainer, Police Department, McCook, NE