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June 5, 2012, 8:50 a.m. CT

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Gov. Heineman Appoints Fox and Phillips of Lincoln to County Court 3rd Judicial District

 

(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointments of Thomas W. Fox and Timothy C. Phillips, both of Lincoln, to serve as County Judges in the 3rd Judicial District in Lancaster County.

Fox, 43, has practiced law for 13 years in Nebraska, and currently serves as Deputy Lancaster County Attorney in the Civil Law Division. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Lancaster County Attorney in the Criminal and Juvenile Law Division. He has been a member of the Nebraska Bar Association since 1998. Fox has prosecuted a variety of adult criminal cases, and as a prosecutor of juvenile cases, he prosecuted child neglect, truancy, and a variety of juvenile law cases. Fox is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. He has been married for nearly 18 years to his wife, Kristen Fox.

Phillips, 55, has practiced law for 28 years in Nebraska, and currently practices law as a sole practitioner in the area of litigation. He has trial experience at both the County Court and District Court levels including both bench trials and jury trials in both civil and criminal litigation. He has been a member of the Nebraska Bar Association since 1984, and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law. Phillips is a long-time volunteer and mentor with children in the Lincoln Public School system, where his wife, Michelle Phillips, is an elementary school principal.

These vacancies are due to the retirement of Judge Jean A. Lovell and the new judgeship position created in the 2012 Legislative Session by LB 790.
 

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