Robert O. Hippe
A Nebraska native, Robert Hippe was born and raised on a ranch in the Nebraska
Sandhills. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Kearney
State College and was a high school teacher in central Nebraska for two
years. Then his career in the law began with attendance at the University
of Nebraska College of Law, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1968.
Robert practiced law in a general practice firm, Lovell, Raymond &
Hippe, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska from 1968 for eight years. He was admitted
to practice in Nebraska State and Federal Courts, and also admitted to
practice in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States
Supreme Court. In 1975 he was elected the Scotts Bluff County Attorney,
and after being a prosecutor for two years, he was appointed district
judge in the Nebraska 12th District. He served as a district judge (a court of general jurisdiction)
for 30 years until he retired in 2007. After one and a half years of retirement,
he joined the Pahlke Law Group as a staff litigator in January 2009, where
he remains. He also maintains a separate mediation service.
Robert was a founder of the Scottsbluff Senior Citizen's Center, the
Panhandle Legal Services office, Radio station KCMI, Panhandle Mediation
Center, Nebraska Child Support Guidelines, and has been an active member
of various community service organizations.
Professional Memberships and Achievements
During his legal career Robert served on the Nebraska Dispute Resolution
Advisory Council, the advisory board of the Nebraska Judicial College,
the Nebraska Supreme Court Automation Advisory Committee, is presently
chair of the Supreme Court's Committee on Practice and Procedure,
and is also a member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee to
the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Robert has received a number of prestigious awards during his career, including:
1999 - The first
Distinguished Judge Award for Improvement of the Judiciary
2000 - Named
Outstanding Legal Educator by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation
2002 - Presented the
Nebraska State Bar Association George H. Turner Award for recognition of his many contributions to legal education
2006 - Received the
Nebraska Child Support Enforcement Lifetime Service Award for outstanding commitment to Nebraska's children
2012 - Awarded the
Founder Award by the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution and Nebraska Mediation Association.
If you would like to learn how Attorney Robert Hippe can assist with your
personal injury case, call The Robert Pahlke Law Group at 888-514-4138.