Omaha Attorney Takes New Role As City Prosecutor-Deputy City Attorney

A replacement for retired Omaha City Prosecutor Marty Conboy has been announced. David Smalheiser will now take the reigns officially of the city prosecutor's office and will also serve as deputy city attorney.

Smalheiser has served in the city of Omaha's law department for more than 25 years.

He has worked as a trial attorney and has managed the City’s criminal and traffic diversion programs. Smalheiser has also overseen efforts to modernize the City Law Department, including the introduction of an electronic case management system.

In addition to serving Omaha, Smalheiser is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served ten years on active and reserve duty as a Judge Advocate General (JAG). Smalheiser is a graduate of Creighton Law School. He also holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He and his wife Melanie have been married for over 29 years.

“I am pleased to announce that I have selected David Smalheiser as Deputy City Attorney—City Prosecutor. There were many good candidates but David’s long history with the city prosecutor’s office and his knowledge of criminal justice will give him a unique advantage not only managing the prosecutor’s office but also working with the Mayor on initiatives to curb criminal activity in Omaha,” said Paul Kratz, City Attorney.

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