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Gov. Ricketts Appoints George A. Thompson to Second Judicial District Vacancy

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2016                             

Contact: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970       



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LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of George A. Thompson to the District Court of the Second Judicial District Court of Nebraska.


Thompson, 45, has been a Deputy County Attorney at the Office of the Douglas County Attorney since 1998.  His work has included drug enforcement and the related crimes of possession, trafficking, murder, and property/persons crimes.  The City of Omaha and the Douglas County Board have designated him as the Project Safe Neighborhood Gang and Gun Prosecutor.  Additionally, he serves on the Metro Area Drug Task Force and facilitates cases in the Douglas County Drug Court Program.


Previously, he worked in private practice at Fabian and Thielen as an Associate Attorney.


Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.  In 2012, he was presented the DeMaris Johnson Memorial Award for excellence in prosecution by the Department of Justice and the Nebraska County Attorneys Association.


The Second Judicial District for the District Court consists of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion in Sarpy County, Nebraska. 


The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge Max J. Kelch to the Supreme Court.