F.A. Gossett III
|U.S. Magistrate Judge F.A.
Gossett III of the District
of Nebraska retired on
June 30, 2017. He was
appointed to the Court
on May 29, 2003, to
succeed Judge Kathleen
|Judge Gossett was born on July 29, 1944, in Columbus,
Nebraska. He received his undergraduate degree
from Midland College in 1967 and his law degree from
Creighton University in 1972. He practiced law and
served as the county attorney of Dodge County until
|He was appointed as a county judge in 1981. While
serving in that capacity, he was elected president
of the County Judges Association. During that time
he also represented the states of Nebraska, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri on the
Executive Committee of the Conference of Special
Court Judges of the American Bar Association.||In 1998, Judge Gossett was appointed to the Nebraska
District Court, and in that year he also received the
Distinguished Service Award from the Nebraska Bar
Foundation. In 2000, Judge Gossett received the
Distinguished Judge Award for Improvement of the
Judiciary from the Nebraska Supreme Court.
||Judge Gossett is regarded as an expert on evidence.
In 1995, the nonprofit Nebraska Continuing Legal
Education Corporation solicited and then published
his book, Judge Gossett’s Nebraska Evidence
||The judge taught at the National Judicial College
in Reno, Nevada, for 15 years, serving as chairman
of the faculty council in 1997. He also instructed
fellow judges in 25 states. From 1995 through 2002,
he traveled to and taught judges in the Russian
Federation, Armenia, the Federated States of
Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
||Congratulations, Judge Gossett!