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December 2012 Graduation – Congrats!

In Check This Out on December 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Congratulations to the December 2012 Nebraska Law Graduates on December 14th.  The College of Law hooding and commencement ceremony is at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 in the Hamann Auditorium of Ross McCollum Hall.

The Law College Commencement speaker is Judge Michael W. Pirtle who was appointed to the Nebraska Court of Appeals on Aug. 10, 2011. He graduated from Midland Lutheran College in 1975 with a bachelor of arts and received his juris doctor from the NU College of Law in 1978. After graduation he worked with Noren & Burns in Lincoln for a year and then became an associate, and later a partner, with the Omaha firms of McCormack, Cooney, Mooney, & Hillman (1979-1986) and Walentine, O’Toole, McQuillan, & Gordon (1986-2000). From 2000 to 2006, he was senior staff attorney with American Family Insurance. He joined the firm of Gross & Welch, PC LLO as a director in 2006.

During his professional career, Pirtle was active in the Nebraska State Bar Association serving on many committees and as chair of the House of Delegates. He has also been active on Nebraska Supreme Court committees and serves as chair of the Judicial Branch Education Committee.

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