Hon. Richard G. Kopf
Hon. Richard Kopf is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska. He joined the court in 1992 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush (R). He assumed senior status on December 1, 2011 Kopf served as the chief judge of the District of Nebraska from 1999 to 2004. He assumed senior status on December 1, 2011.
Judge Kopf began his judicial career as a federal magistrate judge for the District of Nebraska. He served in this role from 1987 to 1992.
Judge Kopf began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Donald Ross of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1972 to 1974. In 1974, He moved back to Nebraska to enter into private practice and worked as an attorney until joining the court.
Bachelor's: Kearney State College (now University of Nebraska - Kearney), 1969.
J.D.: University of Nebraska College of Law, 1972.