Deborah Gilg, District of Nebraska
By Joe Palazzolo | August 13, 2022 2:12 pm

Deborah Gilg (Gilg, Kruger & Troia)

Deborah Gilg (Gilg, Kruger & Troia)

Deborah Gilg (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska College of Law), is nominated to replace Joe Stecher, a Bush holdover.

Her vitals:

  • Born in 1951 in Omaha.
  • Has been director and president of Gilg Office Law Firm in Omaha since September 1979, as was president of Gilg, Kruger & Troia, also in Omaha, from November 2005 to July 2009. (Her Salary from Gilg Law Firm is listed as $102,087.)  She primarily represents family law clients, small business clients, personal injury clients, estate planning clients or guardianship/conservatorship clients.
  • Would be Nebraska’s first female U.S. attorney.
  • Was a part-time Saunders County attorney from December 2003 to July 2009. (She lists her salary as $48,132.)
  • Served as an administrative hearing officer for the  Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission from 2002 to July 2009
  • Was vice president and director of M.L. Kinsel & Associates Inc., a family entertainment business (i.e. travelogues) from 2003 to July 2009. The position was unpaid.
  • Has served as Special Deputy County Attorney for Child Support Enforcement in seven different counties across the state, beginning in 1991.
  • Was a sales clerk at B.Dalton Bookseller at the Gateway Mall in Lincoln (1973 to1974).
  • Is a member of the Robert M. Spire Inns of the Court.
  • Won the Exceptional Public Service Award from Nebraska Bar Foundation in 2003.
  • Is a member of the Sunset Valley Country Club in Omaha.
  • Has been chairwoman of the Nebraska Jail Standards Board since 1985.
  • Was elected and served as Keith County Attorney from 1987 to 2002. (When she as elected, she eliminated criminal defense work from her private practice.)
  • Nominated to be chief justice of Nebraska Supreme Court in 1996 (was not confirmed), and was twice nominated to be state judge in 2003 and 2004 (was not confirmed).
  • As a member of the Nebraska Democratic Party, Gilg has volunteered for numerous politicians,  including Sen. Ben Nelson (D), now ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey (D), Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine, and in local political races. She has hosted fund-raisers, donated money to campaigns and made in-kind donations.
  • Estimates she has tried hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases.
  • Guarantor for promissory note for Vista Properties of  between $250,001 and $500,000
  • Guarantor for promissory note for Awerkamp, Goodnight, Schwaller and Nelson CPAs of between $100,000 and $250,000
  • Guarantor for promissory note for Pair-A-Dice, which owns a number of motels, of between $500,001 and $1 million

Click here for her full questionnaire.

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