NECAA Prosecutor of the Year Award Recipient Shawn Eatherton, Buffalo County Attorney



Nebraska County Attorneys Association
Providing its members with quality training and education.

Nebraska County Attorneys Association

Our Association is dedicated to helping Nebraska’s County Attorney’s provide the best possible public service in their dual role of Prosecutor and Civil Attorney for each of Nebraska’s 93 Counties.

The Nebraska County Attorneys Association advocates for public policies that strengthen county attorneys’ ability to secure justice for crime victims and serve as legal counsel to their county.

We provide continuing legal education programs, service, support and resources to the county attorneys and staff to enhance and improve the quality of all prosecution throughout the State and facilitate access to best practices in law enforcement and public safety.

NECAA Past President Melanie R. Young, Chief Deputy Buffalo County Attorney, receives recognition for serving as President 2016-2018 from current President James Smith,  Solicitor General Attorney, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office. 



Nebraska County Attorneys Association

Protecting the public and preserving individual rights.

Scotts Bluff County Attorneys

The Scotts Bluff County Attorney and Scotts Bluff County Public Defender’s Office are currently accepting applications for Attorneys. Requirements: Graduation from an accredited law school, member of the Nebraska Bar, good written and verbal communication skills. This position qualifies for Veteran’s Preference. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement. Applications taken until positions are filled.

To apply submit cover letter, resume and County application to: Personnel Department, 1825 10th Street, Gering, NE 69341. Posted: 8.30.20

For additional information call 308-436-6718 or go to

Scotts Bluff County is EOE/AA

Douglas County is seeking to hire a Deputy County Attorneys and Administrative Support Staff

Douglas County is seeking to hire Deputy County Attorneys and Administrative Support Staff

The positions are full-time and may be in either or Juvenile, Criminal, or Civil Divisions. The position includes health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits. Pay is commensurate with experience. Must be licensed to practice in Nebraska. Cover letters and resumes should be sent to Brenda Beadle, or mailed to Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Attn: Brenda Beadle, 100 Hall of Justice, Omaha, NE 68183. Posted January 18, 2022   


Dawson County Full-Time Deputy County Attorney

The Dawson County Attorney’s Office in Lexington, Nebraska, is seeking applications for a full-time Deputy County Attorney position.  Interested persons must be licensed to practice law in the State of Nebraska and be able to reside in Dawson County.  Primary duties will include criminal prosecution of adult felony and misdemeanor cases.  Additional duties include covering on-call periods to answer after-hours legal questions from law enforcement and handle coroner matters.  Some experience is preferred.  Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.  Benefit package is included.  Send resumes to Elizabeth F. Waterman, Dawson County Attorney, at 700 North Washington, Rm F, Lexington, NE 68850 or e-mail to This posting is open until the position is filled. Posted November 1, 2021

Dakota County Deputy County Attorney

The Dakota County Attorney’s Office is currently accepting applications for a Deputy County Attorney. This is a busy, four-attorney office with a variety of responsibilities, including felony, misdemeanor, infraction, and juvenile petition prosecution; representing the State’s interest in mental health proceedings; performing coroner duties; representing the County in Tax Equalization and Review Cases; representing the County Board of Commissioners; advising law enforcement and county officials on legal issues; and other duties as defined by Nebraska statutes. Duties include covering assigned on-call periods to answer after-hours legal questions from law enforcement and handle coroner matters. Salary is negotiable and based on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefit package included. Posted January 24, 2022 Applicants must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska, or eligible to apply for admission on motion if already licensed in another state or by Uniform Bar Exam score transfer. Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Kim Watson, Dakota County Attorney, P.O. Box 117, Dakota City, NE 68731

Fax: (402) 987-2186

Dakota County is an equal opportunity employer.

Deputy Buffalo County Attorney

Experience preferred.  General Nebraska prosecution responsibilities, including, but not limited to: case review and preparation, criminal trials, juvenile court, advise law enforcement on legal issues, and serve as county coroner.  Salary DOE.  Benefit package.  Please submit a cover letter and résumé to:   Shawn R. Eatherton, Buffalo County Attorney, P.O. Box 67, Kearney, NE  68848-0067. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE/AA/Veterans Preference. EOE/AA/Veterans Preference

Hall County full-time Deputy County Attorney 

Duties will include various levels of criminal prosecution, child support enforcement including establishment of paternity and establishment, modification and enforcement of support orders, juvenile court, civil litigation and mental health board proceedings. Motivated individuals with a strong interest in criminal and civil litigation are encouraged to apply. Candidates with zero to three years’ experience and/or newly admitted attorneys with strong credentials will be considered. Admission to Nebraska Bar is required. Send cover letter, references and resume to: Martin R. Klein, Hall County Attorney, Position is opened until filled. Hall County is an EOE. Posted July 19, 2022

Deputy County Attorney Platte County 

The Platte County Attorney’s Office in Columbus, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for a Deputy County Attorney. This is a busy, four­ attorney office with a capable support staff Position offers a variety of responsibilities: felony, misdemeanor and infraction prosecution, child support enforcement, mental health commitment, juvenile court and coroner duties. Salary range $60,000 to $70,000 (annually) with an excellent benefit package. Columbus is located approximately 1 ½ hours from Lincoln or Omaha.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Carl K. Hart, Jr., Platte County Attorney
2610 14th Street, Columbus, NE 68601
Or E-Mail to
EOE/Subject to Veterans Preference/Drug Free Workplace
Application Deadline: Open until position is filled. Posted: August 5, 2022

Sarpy County Deputy County Attorney - Civil Division

Salary $72,632.00 – $101,714.00 Annually   OPENING: 11.18.22                               CLOSING DATE: 11/27/22 11:59 PM


The Civil Division is the in-house counsel for Sarpy County. This position is responsible for handling many responsibilities and duties including, but not limited to, advising elected officials and department heads on matters of legal compliance involving employment law, collective bargaining, real estate, planning and zoning, litigation, road improvements, economic development, and property tax; reviewing and drafting contracts; and handling Board of Mental Health processes.  The Deputy County Attorney is the face of justice in Sarpy County and carries the professional and ethical responsibilities that accompany that position. See link for additional information. 


Deputy Phelps County Attorney

The Phelps County Attorney’s Office in Holdrege, Nebraska is currently accepting applications for a Deputy County Attorney.  Experience preferred.  Duties will include various levels of criminal prosecution, case review, juvenile court, child support enforcement and coroner duties.  Salary dependent on experience, excellent benefit package.   Admission to Nebraska bar is required.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Natalie Nelsen, Phelps County Attorney’s Office, PO Box 622 Holdrege, NE 68949.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.  EOE/AA/Veterans Preference. Posted: November 15, 2022.