Homolka appointed to County Court docket Judgeship within the Fifth Judicial District | Newest Information

LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Lynelle Homolka of Central City to serve as a District Court judge in the Fifth District. The borough consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties.

Homolka, 46, has served as a Merrick County attorney and youth services administrator in Central Nebraska since 2011. In her role as District Attorney, Homolka has been responsible for prosecuting juveniles, traffic, misdemeanors and criminal offenses, as well as a variety of civil matters, such as mental health proceedings, child support, labor law, open session laws, contracts / interlocal agreements, Planning and zoning, enforcement of regulations, tax equalization and review of inheritance tax. Prior to practicing law in Merrick County, she served as Assistant District Attorney in Hall County from 2001 to 2010. Homolka has served as a criminal and juvenile law attorney for over 20 years and has initiated well over 100 court cases in criminal proceedings ranging from traffic violations to criminal offenses, violent assault, child abuse, sexual assault and murder.

Homolka holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. She is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association.

Homolka serves in the community as a mock judge for the Nebraska Bar Association and as a volunteer coach for youth volleyball and basketball clubs. She also serves on numerous public bodies and commissions, including the Board of Governors for the Protection of Children, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, the Nebraska County Attorneys Association, and the Merrick County Youth Council.

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