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Norman Krivosha, chief justice state supreme court. Bar: Nebraska. Recipient Outstanding Jewish Leader award State of Israel Bonds, 1978.


Krivosha, Norman was born on August 3, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of David B. and Molly Krivosha.


Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1956. Juris Doctor, University Nebraska, 1958. Doctor of Laws, Central Michigan University, 1983.

Doctor of Laws, Creighton University, 1985.


Working as a partner of AMERITAS LIFE INSURANCE CORP. Admitted to the bar, 1958, Nebraska and United States. District Court, District of Nebraska. 1967, United States. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

1970, United States. Supreme Court. 1972, United States. Tax Court. 1973, United States. Claims Court.

1989, Minesota; 1990, Texas.


  • Bar: Nebraska.


  • Other Work

    • Article, "Relevancy: The Necessary Elements in Using Evidence of Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Bad Acts to Convict," 60 Nebraska Law Review 657, 1981. Article, "Would a Residency Program Help Improve Lawyer Competence," Volume 65, Judicature 6, June-July, 1981. Article, "Lawyer Competence from Another Perspective,” American Bar Journal, July, 1982, p.828

    • Article, "A Historical and Philosophical Look at the Death Penalty-Does It Serve Society’s Needs,” Creighton Law Review, Volume 16, No.l, 1982-1983. Article, "Improving the Image of the Judiciary," State Court Journal, Volume 7, No. 1, Winter, 1983

    • Article, "Bar Examinations Revisited," The Bar Examiner, Volume 53, No.3, p. 4, 1984

    • Article, The Matter of Character and Fitness," The Bar Examiner, Volume 55, No. 2, 1986

    • Article, "Acquiring Judges by the Merit Selection Method: The Case for Adopting Such a Method," Southwestern Law Journal, Volume 40, Special Issue, May, 1986. Article, "Can In-House Counsel be Independent?" International Bar Association, New York, New York, September 15, 1986.Article, "Seeing How Its Broke, How Come We Ain’t Fixing It?" -The case for a National Bar Examination-ACCA-NYU Symposium, June, 1987. Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1984-1987. City Attorney, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1969-1970.Chief Justice, Nebraska, 1978-1987.


President Lincoln council Camp Fire Girls. President Congregation Tifereth Israel, Lincoln. President central states region United Synagogue American, vice president, since 1983.

Board directors Lincoln Young Men’s Christian Association. Nebraska chairman Israel Bonds. Chairman fund drive Lincoln Jewish Welfare Federation.

Member Lincoln Charter Revision Commission. Board directors Ramah Commission, Camp Ramah, Wisconsin. Member American Bar Association, Nebraska Bar Association (chairman committee on procedure), Lincoln Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Nebraska Association Trial Attorneys (secretary 1961-1964, vice president 1964-1965), American Society Hospital Attorneys, American Public Power Association (chairman legal section), Lincoln C. of Chamber (board directors), Sigma Alpha Mu (national president 1980-1983).


Married Helene Miriam Sherman, July 31, 1955. Children: Terri Lynn, Rhonda Annual.

David B.

Molly Krivosha

Helene Miriam Sherman

Terri Lynn Krivosha

Rhonda Annual Krivosha