Gov. Ricketts Names Two To Area Judgeships 4/11/17 04/11/17 5:17:02 PM
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Gov. Ricketts Names Two To Area Judgeships
LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Stefanie A. Martinez to the Second Judicial District Court of Nebraska.
Martinez, 46, serves as a judge of the County Court for the 2nd Judicial District. In her 17 years of practicing law in Nebraska, she has also served as the Senior Deputy County Attorney in the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office and as an Administrative Hearing Officer with the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles.
Martinez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Boston College, her Juris Doctor from News York Law School, and is currently working on her Masters at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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, Nebraska.
The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge David K. Arterburn to the Court of Appeals bench.
Governor Pete Ricketts also announced his appointment of Stephanie S. Shearer to the Fourth Judicial County Court of Nebraska.
Shearer, 44, is an associate at Reagan, Melton & Delaney, L.L.P. In her 16 years of practicing law in Nebraska, she has also worked as the Deputy County Attorney in the Douglas County Attorney’s Office. During law school, Shearer interned for the Honorable Thomas M. Shanahan of the 8th Circuit Federal Court.
Shearer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Iowa and a Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law.
The 4th Judicial District consists of Douglas County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Nebraska.
The vacancy in the County Court in the 4th Judicial District is due to the resignation of Judge Susan M. Bazis effective January 1, 2017.