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Gov. Ricketts Names Stephanie R. Hansen to Fourth Judicial County Judgeship

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Stephanie R. Hansen to the Fourth Judicial County Court of Nebraska.

Hansen, 41, is the Lead Attorney for the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office where she has previously served as a Senior Attorney and Domestic Violence Attorney.

Before her service in the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, Hansen clerked for the University of Nebraska-College of Law Dean Susan Poser and Polsky, Cope, Knapp, & Shiffermiller, a law firm based in Lincoln. 

Hansen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Hastings College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska-College of Law.  In 2008, she received the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outstanding Law Enforcement Prosecutor Award.  She was the recipient of the Nebraska Coalition for Victims of Crime Allied Professionals Award in 2010.  Additionally, she was awarded the Kids First Award by Project Harmony this year.

The Fourth Judicial District consists of Douglas County.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Nebraska.

The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Joseph P. Caniglia.