Gov. Pete Ricketts introduced on Tuesday the appointment of a brand new choose who will serve primarily in Gage County.
Jeffrey A. Gaertig, of Beatrice was introduced as County Courtroom choose within the First Judicial District.
The First Judicial District consists of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties.
Gaertig, 48, has practiced regulation in Beatrice since 2013. A press launch acknowledged he’s practiced at Smith Schafer Davis Gaertig since 2016, specializing in prison protection. In his apply, Gaertig has engaged in complicated company and business litigation on behalf of the agency’s shoppers.
He has additionally practiced juvenile regulation and represented people in household regulation issues and circumstances consisting of each property and custodial disputes in district courtroom.
He fills the emptiness created by the retirement of Decide Steven B. Timm.
Throughout a February public listening to, Gaertig stated he’s realized classes from Decide Timm and former district courtroom choose Paul Korslund to hearken to either side when listening to a case.
“I’m shifting from an advocate to an arbiter,” Gaertig stated in the course of the listening to. “Within the personal apply of regulation we’re right here to advocate the positions and pursuits of our shoppers. I’ve achieved that for the final eight years. Shifting gears and placing the hat on of a choose, you need to now develop into an arbiter. You’re not there to essentially take sides within the sense you’re not an advocate. You must hearken to the case and are available to a simply and proper consequence.”