Gov. Pete Ricketts appoints Judge Jeffrey Funke to the Supreme Court of the Fifth Judicial District of Nebraska. Now, Funke serves as a District Court Judge for Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties.
“From working over a decade in private practice and hearing 10,000 cases, Judge Funke brings a diverse legal background to the Supreme Court,” Gov. Ricketts said in a written statement released by his office. “As Nebraska’s new Supreme Court Judge, his temperament and demeanor will be an asset to the court, the legal community, and the people of Nebraska.”
Funke served as a County Judge for the Second Judicial District from 2007-2013. Before his first appointment as a judge, Funke worked in private practice, served as a county attorney, and also as a deputy public defender.
Funke will succeed Judge William Connolly, who is retiring at the end of July.
The Fifth Judicial District for the Supreme Court consists of portions of Hall, Adams, Webster, Nance, Hamilton, Clay, Nuckolls, Polk, York, Fillmore, Thayer, Colfax, Butler, Saline, Jefferson, Saunders, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Pawnee, Nemaha, and Richardson Counties.