Meet Stu Dornan

Stu Dornan is an attorney, elected official, and 30-year resident of Omaha’s legislative district 20.

Beginning in 1984, he served as an agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  During his three years with the FBI, Stu conducted investigations of federal law violations and received exceptional job performance ratings and an exemplary service award.

Following his service in the FBI, Stu worked as an attorney in Omaha and developed an outstanding reputation as an advocate for those he represented, earning numerous awards and recognitions.

For over three years beginning in 2003, Stu served as the Douglas County Attorney serving as the chief law enforcement officer responsible for prosecuting all felony cases and representing the County in all civil cases.

In 2000, Stu was elected to the Board of Education for Westside Community Schools.  His tenure, which included serving as board vice president, ended as required by law when he was appointed Douglas County Attorney.

Stu was elected in 2010 to the Board of the Nebraska Educational Service Unit #3 (ESU) and has been re-elected twice since.  The ESU provides educational programming and services to 18 school districts, impacting 82,000 students in a four-county area.

In 2007 Stu was a founding partner of the law firm where he currently works, providing legal services to clients in Omaha and the surrounding region. He received the Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service in 2021 from the Eighth Circuit Bar Association.

Dari and Stu Dornan have nine children, five of whom were adopted from international locations.  The Dornans are very active in their church and community.  They volunteer their time for many non-profit organizations in Omaha that provide important services to individuals and families.

Stu is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Alliance and the Board of Counselors for UNMC.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors at Lutheran Family Services and the Ronald McDonald House.

Previously, Stu volunteered for the Omaha Big Brother Program, served as a mentor at Open Door Mission, coached the Westside High School Moot Court Team, and volunteered as a youth basketball, softball, and baseball coach for 30 years.