Barron III To Fill Vacancy In Sixth Judicial District, Following Governor Appointment

LINCOLN – Earlier this month, the County Court Sixth Judicial District seat was filled after Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts appointed Francis W. Barron III

According to a release from the office of governor Ricketts, Barron III of Arlington will take over the district consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington counties.

Barron will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge C. Matthew Samuelson.

Barron, 37, has served as Burt County Attorney since January 2015. His duties as county attorney have included prosecuting felony cases, dealing with child support matters and representing and advising the Burt County Board. Barron has also led a private practice in Tekamah since 2009, where he has focused primarily on civil litigation. At the practice, he has handled family law, corporation formation and debt defense cases as he has also represented the Winnebago Tribe.

Barron holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association as well as the Dodge County Bar Association, where he served as president from May 2017 to May 2018.

Barron has taken part in the Nebraska Leadership Academy and volunteers as a coach for Arlington Youth Sports and the Fremont YMCA.

The primary place of office for Judge Barron will be Blair, Washington County, Nebraska. He will also cover Tekamah, Burt County, Nebraska and assist one day per week in Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska.