(Lincoln, Neb.) Gov. Dave Heineman today announced his appointment of Thomas E. Stine of Lincoln to serve as a judge on the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
Stine, 49, has practiced law for over 20 years in Nebraska and has served for 6 years as Chief, in the Civil Litigation Bureau at Nebraska Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. He has also served as Assistant Attorney General since 2000.
Prior to entering public service, Stine was a trial attorney with an emphasis on workers’ compensation and personal injury. As the Civil Litigation Bureau Chief he organizes and oversees workers’ compensation litigation, federal civil rights litigation, state tort litigation, state contract litigation, employment law litigation, Administrative Procedures Act litigation, and inmate litigation. He has been a member of the Nebraska Bar Association since 1989.
Stine is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Leadership Academy Steering Committee and the Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Wayne State College and attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, graduating in 1987.
The vacancy is due to retirement of Judge Michael P. Cavel.