Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed George Thompson to the Second Judicial District Court.
Thompson, 45, has been Douglas County Deputy County Attorney since 1998. He worked in private practice previously at Fabian and Theilen as an associate attorney.
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 in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Thompson replaces Judge Max J. Kelch, who was appointed to the Nebraska Supreme Court.