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About Jim Cavanaugh
Douglas County Commissioner James P. Cavanaugh is a practicing attorney and founding partner of the Cavanaugh Law Firm in Omaha, Nebraska. An Omaha native, he is a graduate of the Creighton University (B.A., 1977) and Creighton University School of Law (J.D., 1980). He was admitted to the Nebraska Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. He is a member of the Omaha Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Jim currently serves on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Hospital Foundation, Douglas County Health Center Board of Trustees, and Metropolitan Area Planning Agency. He is a speaker with the Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Repertory Theater, the Center for Missouri River Studies, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Irish American Cultural Institute of Nebraska, Justice For Our Neighbors, Mercy High School Capital Campaign, and as Chairman of the Irish Art Exhibition. He was awarded the outstanding Montessori Parent of the Year 2009 - 2010.
Jim is married with four children, and is an active community member of the Dundee neighborhood.