Buffalo County
  • Part-Time Cook Opening
    Consolidated Management Company is accepting applications for part-time cook in the jail.Newspaper ad

    Job information and how to apply
  • Notice of Public Hearing - March 24th, 2015
    Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 9:15 o’clock, A.M.

    See the Notice Information for full details.
  • Resolution 2015 11A
    Public hearing regarding vacation or abandonment of a road has been set for April 14, 2015.  

    See Resolution 2015 11A for more information.
  • Notice of Sheriff Sale April 9th, 2015
    Notice is given of a Sheriff Sale on April 9th, 2015.  A 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback and a 1978 Arrow Glass 18’ Boat will be sold.

    View the Notice of Sale for more information.

  • Invitation to bidders - Maintenance Building
    Buffalo County Board of Commissioners and Beckenhauer Construction, Inc. are requesting sealed Sub-contractor bids for the construction of a new Maintenance Garage south of the Buffalo County Courthouse, Kearney, Nebraska.

    See the invitation to bidders for more information.
Public Defender
Public Defender

Elected Position in Buffalo County:
4 year termscales of justice

Set by Buffalo County Board of Commissioners.

Appointed as needed by elected Public Defender subject to approval of County Board.

Full Time/Part Time Position:
Determined by statutes in larger counties; by County Board in Buffalo County. Currently a part time position for elected and deputy public defenders in Buffalo County.

May not accept any compensation for representing Public Defender Clients except for salary plus cost reimbursement from County.

Represent all indigent, Defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors, if penalty for crime carries possible jail time.

Court determines if Defendant can financially hire his own attorney or is indigent. If indigent the Court appoints. The Public Defender's office may not represent as Public Defender prior to Court appointment.

Represent all Persons brought before the Mental Health Board as dangerous to self or others.

Represent Fugitives from Justice and/or Extradition Defendant's if appointed by the Court.

Although not required by statute, the Buffalo County Public Defender represents Juveniles charged with violations of law that would be crimes (felony or misdemeanor) if they were adults.

Must be licensed to practice law in Nebraska.

Elected official must submit an annual budget to be approved by the County Board.

Buffalo County Public Defender

Jeff Wirth
2002 Central Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Phone: (308) 234-6561
Fax: (308) 236-5761


Brandon Brinegar
PO Box 1685
220 West 15th Street
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-5187

Vikki Stamm
3720 Ave A
Suite C
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 237-4744

Aaron Bishop
PO Box 1414
4009 6th Avenue, Suite 37
Kearney, NE 68848
(308) 234-2700

John Marsh
1323 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 236-6441

Tom Stewart
2202 Central Ave.
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 234-5524