Mayor David Black is appointing Nicole Hutter-Nelson to the role of City Attorney for the City of Papillion. Hutter-Nelson’s appointment will go before the Papillion City Council for approval during the July 5 meeting.
Hutter-Nelson has 18 years of experience practicing law. She was most recently Agency Legal Counsel for the Nebraska State Patrol, where she has worked since 2018. At NSP, she supervised a team of attorneys and paralegals conducting work on criminal, civil, administrative, regulatory, tribal, federal, property, contracts, and employment law. She was also NSP’s lead legal instructor, teaching courses including Constitutional Law, Arrest, Search and Seizure, Fifth and Sixth Amendment Law, Courtroom Performance, Report Writing, Law Enforcement Liability, and Legal Aspects of Supervision. Before her career with NSP, she worked for the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office as a Deputy Attorney in the Criminal Division, serving in a variety of roles since 2005.
“We are excited to welcome Nicole to our City of Papillion team,” said Mayor David Black. “Nicole brings an extensive legal background and strong leadership skills with her to the City of Papillion.”
Hutter-Nelson is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law. She will join the City of Papillion in late August, taking over the role from current Papillion City Attorney Alan Thelen, who is retiring.