Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently announced the hiring of Tamra L. Walz as the court’s Administrator. Tamra will assume the duties of Administrator on September 7, 2016. She replaces Glenn Morton who will retire after more than 28 years of service to the court.
As Administrator, Tamra serves as the chief administrative officer for the court and the primary liaison between the Presiding Judge and administrative and operational functions of the court.
The Administrator is also charged with implementing and enforcing the various administrative and regulatory provisions of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Act, and serves as liaison to the Nebraska Legislature.
Prior to accepting her position with the court, Tamra worked two-and-a-half years for Union Pacific Railroad, serving for the past year as its Director of Regional Operations in Fort Worth, Texas. However, much of her career has been spent in public service — serving as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa, a Deputy County Attorney for Sarpy County, Neb., Civil Division, and a Judicial Clerk for the Chief Judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals.r
Earlier in her career, Tamra worked as an Associate at Boucher Law Firm in Lincoln, Neb. She maintains active status to practice law before the Nebraska and Iowa Supreme Courts, inactive status to practice in Missouri and Indiana, and is admitted to practice in various federal courts.
Tamra earned her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Valparaiso University School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany.
Born in Minnesota, but raised in Seward, Neb., Tamra is looking forward to “coming home” again. Outside of work life, Tamra is a die-hard Husker football fan, but ice hockey is her favorite sport. She dotes on her dog as well as her niece and nephew.