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Gerrard, John M.

Born November 2, 1953, in Schuyler, NE

Federal Judicial Service

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

Nominated by Barack Obama on May 4, 2011, to a seat vacated by Richard G. Kopf. Confirmed by the Senate on January 23, 2012, and received commission on February 6, 2012. Served as Chief Judge, 2018-2021. Assumed senior status, February 6, 2023.


Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S., 1976

University of Arizona, M.P.A., 1977

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career

Private practice, Norfolk, Nebraska, 1981-1995

Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court, 1995-2012


American Law Institute

Board Certified (Civil); National Board of Trial Advocacy

American Board of Trial of Advocates