Lincoln, NE – Judge Daniel R. Fridrich was sworn in on Oct. 23, 2012 to serve on the bench of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Chief Justice Michael Heavican administered the oath of office.
Gov. Dave Heineman appointed Judge Fridrich to replace Judge Ronald L. Brown who retired Aug. 3, 2012. The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court is composed of seven judges who are initially appointed by the governor and who then remain on the bench for successive six-year terms upon approval of the electorate.
Judge Fridrich has practiced law for 16 years in Nebraska and has served for 10 years as Workers’ Compensation Senior Counsel for Werner Enterprises, Inc. Prior to this, he was an attorney at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and an associate attorney with Luebs, Leininger, Smith, Busick & Johnson.
Judge Fridrich serves as a lecturer and attendee for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Seminar. Additionally, he has taught a Law Day class at Norris Elementary in the Millard Public School District for four years.
Judge Fridrich is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln and attended the University of Nebraska College of Law, graduating in 1996.
Source: NE WCC