David Stickman
David R. Stickman
Federal Public Defender for the District of Nebraska

David R. Stickman was appointed to federal public defender for the District of Nebraska by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 1993, and was re-appointed in 1997, 2001 and 2005. Stickman is past president of the National Association of Federal Defenders, and the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association. He has been a Commissioner of the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy since its inception. Stickman is also the Past-President of the Robert Spire Inns of Court. He is an ex-officio member of the Federal Practice Committee of the United States District Court. He was appointed to the Minority and Justice Task Force of the Nebraska Supreme Court in 1999 and is a current member of the Minority and Justice Committee of the Nebraska Supreme Court.


  • BSBA (1978), University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • J.D. (1981), Washington College of Law at American University

Courses Taught:

  • Defense of Criminal Cases