July 2016

New District Court Judge for
Nebraska: Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.

On June 27, 2016, the Senate confirmed Robert F. Rossiter as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Nebraska. He fills the vacancy left by Judge Joseph F. Batallion, who took senior status on October 3, 2014.
Judge Rossiter received his undergraduate degree in 1978 from Purdue University and his law degree with honors from Creighton University School of Law in 1981.
He began his legal career as a law clerk in the District of Nebraska for U.S. District Judge Albert G. Schatz for approximately six months upon the passing of U.S. District Judge Robert V. Denney. Judge Rossiter was then one of the first two law clerks for then U.S. District Judge C. Arlen Beam in 1982-83.
In 1983 he joined the firm of Fraser Stryker, where he specialized in labor and employment litigation, including all types of discrimination, harassment, and ERISA issues, as well as labor arbitration cases and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to his practice he was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2007 and served as an adjunct professor at Creighton University School of Law, where he taught employment law, employment discrimination, and legal research and writing.