The newest of three judges appointed to the 10th Judicial District, Judge Tim Hoeft was sworn in as a county judge in December 2013 and has already had a couple court days in Kearney County Court.
Hoeft has been practicing law for 23 years. Since 1995, he has served Phelps County as the Phelps County Attorney. Since 1992, he has served as special prosecutor for Harlan, Buffalo, Franklin, Kearney, Furnas and Adams Counties. He has also served as the Deputy Phelps County Attorney from 1990-1994 and was the president of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association from 2005 to 2006.
Hoeft said he has enjoyed serving on the bench and participating in the judicial process in a new role. “Being a judge is different than what I have done in the past. Now I am a neutral party in the courtroom. I have to just sit and listen and resist the temptation to object, even if I hear things I would have objected to as a prosecutor.”
For more see the Feb. 19th Courier