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Media Release: Gov. Ricketts Appoints Chad Brown to the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County

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Luke Robson, 402-471-1967




LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Chad Brown of Omaha to the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County.  Brown, 42, is currently an attorney for the Douglas County Attorney’s Office.

Before working at the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Brown ran a private practice in Omaha.  He also worked at the Douglas County Attorney’s Office prior to operating his private practice.  Brown began his legal career as a clerk for Woodke, Otepka, & Gibbons Law Offices.

During his time at the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Brown worked in the Juvenile, Felony, Preliminary Hearing, and Domestic Violence Divisions.  He was the head of the Termination of Parental Rights Unit within the Juvenile Division, where he managed a unit which was solely focused on cases involving the termination of parental rights.


Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska, and a Juris Doctor from Creighton University.


Brown has served on the Omaha Police Department Statistics Committee, the Foster Care Review Board, and the 1184 Treatment Team.


The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Wadie Thomas.


The primary place of office for the judicial position is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.