Hon. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf

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1701 Farnam Street
(402) 444-7014
(402) 444-4550

Hon. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf


2009 - present
Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District
Douglas County


1987 - present
Douglas County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney
Omaha, NE

1984 - 1987
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney
Lincoln, NE

1982 - 1984
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, law clerk
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1984
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1977
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities 

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
     Judicial Division

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Nebraska Commission on Judicial Qualifications, 1997-2009

Community Activities 

Former Board member:
     Heartland Family Services
     Project Harmony
     Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
     Methodist Hospital Development Committee on Sexual Assault

Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of  justice. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of Foundation.  2010

Kids First Award, Project Harmony, 2000
Law Enforcement Professional of the Year, American Society for Industrial Security, 1996
Department of Justice Award, Law Enforcement Community Coordination committee, 1996
Volunteer Award of Appreciation, YWCA, 1993