|Current Court Information:|
|Nebraska District 2|
|Active:||2005 - Present|
|Past position:||Nebraska Assistant Attorney General|
|Past term:||1992 - 2005|
|Bachelors:||University of Nebraska at Lincoln|
|Law School:||University of Nebraska College of Law|
|Grad. School:||University of Nebraska at Lincoln|
Arterburn holds an associate degree from York College (1977), a Bachelors (1978) and a Masters (1982) degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and then a J.D. degree (1985) from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Arterburn began his career as a Deputy Red Willow County Attorney. He worked in this capacity and as a private practice lawyer from 1986 to 1991. He then joined the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services as a staff attorney in Omaha, Nebraska. The following year, he left this position to work as a Nebraska Assistant Attorney General. He held this position until his judicial appointment in 2005. During this time, he also worked as a special assistant in the U.S. Attorney's Office from 1995 to 2005.
2012 judicial performance evaluation
Every two years, the Nebraska State Bar Association compiles responses from lawyers to evaluate judges in the state. Subjects are rated in seven categories, then a determination is made for whether the judge should be retained. The seven categories considered are: legal analysis; impartiality; attentiveness; opinions; judicial temperament and demeanor; appropriate communication; and timeliness.
96.6 percent of respondents stated that Judge Arterbaum should be retained in office. To read the full evaluation, see: Nebraska State Bar Association, 2012 Evaluation Results.