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December 9, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CT

Jen Rae Hein, Gov’s Office

Gov. Heineman Appoints Geoffrey Hall of Blair to 6th Judicial District Judgeship


(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointment of Geoffrey Hall of Blair to serve as a district court judge for the Sixth Judicial District of Nebraska, which includes the counties of Cedar, Dixon, Dakota, Thurston, Burt, Dodge and Washington.

In 2000, Hall, 50, opened Hall Law Offices in Blair. He has previously worked with several law firms in Omaha, and has practiced in Nebraska since 1990. Hall currently serves as the City Attorney for both Blair and Tekamah, as well as Village Attorney for Herman and Washington.

His career has spanned a wide array of legal issues, with his current practice emphasizing state and federal criminal defense, domestic and family law, personal injury, juvenile court, and municipal law, among other areas. Hall has also worked as a prosecutor.

Hall is a member of the Board of Directors for Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), having been first elected in 1996.  He served as the Chairman of the Board from 2002-2003. Hall has served on the Board of Directors for the Area Chambers of Commerce for Blair and Tekamah, and the University of Kearney Alumni Association. In 1987, Hall received the American Jurisprudence Award from Creighton University School of Law.

Hall graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Art from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1983, and earned his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1988. From 1983-1985, he taught at Chase County High School in Imperial.

Hall and his wife, Liz, have two children, Nick and Michelle.


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