Ricketts appoints two new Nebraska district court judges
Jason Bergevin and David Bargen will fill vacancies in the 1st and 5th Judicial Districts
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Two new district court judges are set to fill seats in Nebraska.
Gov. Pete Ricketts appointed Jason Bergevin and David Bargen on Thursday.
Bargen, 49, of Adams will become the new district court judge in the 1st Judicial District to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Vicky L. Johnson.
The 1st Judicial District includes most of southeast Nebraska, including Gage and Jefferson counties.
Bargen got his bachelor’s from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and his master’s at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, before going to the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Bargen has practiced law at Rembolt Ludtke LLP in Lincoln since 2006 and became a partner in 2012. He also served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Nebraska in numerous lawsuits.
Bergevin, 47 of Lincoln, will become the new district court judge in the 5th Judicial District to fill the vacancy due to the retirement of Judge Robert R. Steinke.
The 5th Judicial District includes Seward and York counties.
Bergevin obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a law degree from Western New England University School of Law.
Bergevin has served as an assistant attorney general in the Criminal Bureau of the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office since 2015 and has also served in the Legal Services Bureau of the AG’s Office.