Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts appoints 50-year old Jeffrey Lux of Omaha to the District Court bench in Douglas County, which is the state's Fourth Judicial District.
Lux has served as Deputy Douglas County Attorney since January 2007, working as a felony prosecutor in the Criminal Division. He had previously served the Douglas County Attorney’s Office in the Civil Division from 2001 to 2003.
From October 2003 through 2006, Lux was Assistant Nebraska Attorney General in the Criminal Bureau of the Nebraska Department of Justice.
In addition to his civilian employment, Lux has extensive military legal experience. He served as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army Reserve from 2003 to 2012.
His undergrad and law degrees are from Creighton University.
The Governor Friday also appoints Jonathon Crosby of Omaha to the Separate Juvenile Court of Sarpy County.
The 44-year old has practiced juvenile and criminal law in private practice since 2013.
From 2006 to 2013, Crosby was an Assistant City Prosecutor for the City of Omaha, representing the municipality in criminal proceedings before the Douglas County Court. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as Deputy County Attorney for Seward County.
Crosby holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Psychology from Doane University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
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