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Masteller Appointed to Fourth Judicial District Court Bench 10/19/18  10/22/18 8:54:53 PM

Masteller Appointed to Fourth Judicial District Court Bench
Lincoln – Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed James M. Masteller of Omaha to the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District.
Masteller, 45, currently serves as a Deputy County Attorney for Douglas County. In his 17 years with the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Masteller has worked in the Juvenile and Criminal Divisions while trying 58 jury trials. He currently
serves as a Team Leader supervising six Deputy County Attorneys in the Criminal Division.
Before serving as Deputy County Attorney, Masteller was a Federal Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Thomas M. Shanahan with the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska.
Masteller holds a Bachelor of Arts in political
from Creighton University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School.
Masteller serves on the board of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as an Eagle Scout.
He has received the Criminal Justice Award by the Nebraska County Attorneys Association for his work in prosecuting individuals
arrested in connection with Operation Purple Haze, a long-term investigation on a local, state, and federal level which targeted high-level gang members of a drug trafficking
organization operating in Omaha.
The vacancy is due to the death of Judge W. Mark Ashford.
The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy will be Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
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