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Bataillon, Joseph F.

Federal Judicial Service

Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 7, 1997, to a seat vacated by Lyle E. Strom. Confirmed by the Senate on September 11, 1997, and received commission on September 18, 1997. Served as chief judge, 2004-2011. Assumed senior status, October 3, 2014.


Creighton University, B.A., 1971

Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1974

Professional Career

Deputy public defender, Douglas County, Nebraska, 1974-1980

Private practice, Omaha, Nebraska, 1980-1997


Nebraska State Bar Association (president, 2016-present; House of Delegates, 1984-present; House of Delegates chair, 1992-1993; budget committee chair, 2003-2005, 2014-2016)

Judicial Conference Committee on the Budget, 2009-present

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association

Former Memberships

Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission, 1986-1991

Nebraska Continuing Legal Education (board of directors), 1992-1993

Administrative Office of the Courts (budget and finance advisory committee), 2001-2005

Administrative Office of the Courts (District Court CM/ECF Project Working Group) 2003-2004

Securities and Facilities Committee, 2001-2005

Space and Facilities Committee, 2005-2009, (chair, 2006-2009)

Federal Judges Association (board of directors)


403rd Military Police POW Camp, Enclosure Commander, U.S. Army Reserve, 1976-1978

119th Judge Advocate General Det. Defense Counsel, U.S. Army Reserve, 1978-1986