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Gov. Ricketts Appoints Ricky A. Schreiner to First Judicial District Vacancy

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Ricky A. Schreiner to the District Court of the First Judicial District Court of Nebraska.

Schreiner, 53, has been the Chief Deputy County Attorney for Gage County since 2007.  His work has included mental health, juvenile court, drug court, and prosecution of felony and misdemeanor matters among other areas.  Additionally, he is a member of the First Judicial District’s “Through the Eyes of the Child” Committee and the Down Syndrome Association for Families of Nebraska.

Previously, he worked in private practice at Fankhauser, Nelsen & Werts, P.C. in Nebraska City.  He has also served as a police officer at the Nebraska City Police Department and sheriff’s deputy at the Otoe County Sheriff’s Department.

Schreiner holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management from LaSalle University and a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law. 

The First Judicial District consists of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska.

The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Paul W. Korslund.

Rick Schreiner