Ricketts Appoints Post to Lancaster District Court Bench

Ryan S. Post
The Daily Record

Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed Ryan S. Post of Lincoln as a judge of the Lancaster County District Court.

Post, 34, has served as Civil Litigation Bureau Chief for the Nebraska Department of Justice since May 2017. His judicial appointment is in the state’s 3rd Judicial District, which spans Lancaster County.

In this capacity, Post has supervised a team of 10 assistant attorneys general who defend about 300 new trial court cases per year. He has advised agencies on matters pertaining to rules and regulations, employment law and public health regulation, according to the Governor’s Office.

Post previously worked as assistant attorney general in the Civil Litigation Bureau from 2014 to 2017. He also served NDOJ as assistant attorney general for the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Bureau from 2011 to 2014.

Post holds a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the Lincoln Bar Association.

Post is active in the community, coaching youth sports with the YMCA and volunteering as a moot court judge for the Nebraska College of Law. He is also a board member of Matters on Tomorrow, a nonprofit that provides social entrepreneurs with the administrative knowhow and support to launch new ventures. 

Post fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge John A. Colborn.


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