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Gov. Ricketts appoints new District Judge for Cedar County

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LINCOLN – Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Bryan C. Meismer of Fremont to the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District.

Meismer, 45, most recently served as the Public Defender for Butler County and Colfax County. In this role, he handled all manner of felony and misdemeanor offenses and also represented defendants in Child Support Enforcement matters such as Paternity and Civil Contempt. From 2002-2018, Meismer was an associate attorney with Register Law Office, Fremont. His practice included civil litigation primarily in District Court, namely Dissolution and Modifications actions and Personal Injury Litigation.

Meismer holds a bachelor of science in political science from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and a Juris Doctor from the Creighton University School of Law.

The vacancy he fills was due to the resignation of Judge Paul J. Vaughan.

The primary office location of this judgeship will be in either Dakota City in Dakota County; Ponca, in Dixon County; or Hartington, in Cedar County, at the option of Judge Meismer.

Judge Meismer will regularly sit in Dakota, Dixon and Cedar Counties, and elsewhere as circumstances may require.