Overview

Robert Schafer

  • Robert Schafer
  • 609 Elk Street
    Beatrice, NE 68310
  • (402) 228-3443
  • (402) 228-3406 (facsimile)
  • rschafer@nebraska.edu

Elected to the Board of Regents 2014
Appointed to Board of Regents by Governor David Heineman on March 20, 2013

Personal and Professional

  • Born in Pawnee City
  • Married to Andrea Darling, two children
  • Carlson, Schafer & Davis – Managing Partner
  • Practice Areas: Agricultural Law, Banking and Corporate Law, Estate
  • Planning, Probate, Real Estate Law and Taxation
  • Farm Real Estate and Livestock Owner/Operator
  • Nebraska Air National Guard – Staff Judge Advocate, Major (Lieutenant Colonel Select)

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Science, Business, 1991
  • Pawnee City Public High School, Diploma, 1986

Civic Activities and Memberships

  • 3rd Degree Master Mason Lodges 23 and 26
  • Air Force Association
  • American Legion Post 39
  • American Veterans Association
  • Beatrice Chamber of Commerce
  • Beatrice Mary YMCA – Past Board Member
  • Beatrice Rotary Club – Current Member and Past President
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 531
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • National Guard Association of Nebraska
  • National Guard Association of the United States
  • National Rifle Association of America
  • Nebraska Alumni Association
  • Nebraska Chamber of Commerce – Current Board Member
  • Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation
  • Pheasants Forever
  • Sesostris Shrine
  • St. John Lutheran Church
  • United Service Organization ‐ USO
  • United Services Automobile Association ‐ USAA

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Budget and Planning Chair
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Council – Past Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Military Law Committee ‐ Vice Chair
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section – Past Vice Chair
  • Tri County Bar Association – President

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska State Court, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1996
  • Kansas State Court, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1997

Military Affiliations

  • Company B, 2/134th Infantry, Auburn/Falls City, Nebraska – Enlisted Member, 1985‐1993
  • Nebraska National State Area Command, Lincoln, Nebraska – Law Clerk, 1993‐1997
  • 35th Infantry Division Headquarters, Leavenworth, Kansas – Assistant Judge Advocate, 1997‐2000
  • 130th Field Artillery Brigade, Topeka, Kansas ‐ Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 2000‐2003
  • 67th Area Support Group, Lincoln, Nebraska – Staff Judge Advocate, 2003‐2005
  • 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Assistant Judge Advocate, 2005‐2007
  • 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Deputy Judge Advocate, 2007‐2010
  • 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska ‐ Staff Judge Advocate, 2010‐Present