An Omaha attorney is the newest addition to the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Jonathan J. Papik to fill the Fourth Judicial District vacancy after the resignation of Justice Max Kelch.
Papik is a partner at the law firm Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather.
He focuses on complex commercial matters and cases involving the government, according to his biography on the firm’s website.
Papik has experience representing clients in cases involving the False Claims Act, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, government contracting, and legal malpractice.
A news release from the governor’s office states Papik served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit from 2009 to 2010, and from 2008 to 2009 for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch when he served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
Papik holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Northwestern College, and earned his law degree from Harvard Law School.