Omaha appoints new city attorney

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)- Omaha City Attorney Matt Kuhse has appointed a new city attorney.

Kevin Slimp, who has served as an assistant district attorney in several Nebraska counties and has experience in Nebraska Attorney General’s Officewill lead the Omaha City Attorney’s Office.

“Kevin is an excellent lawyer and has spent his nearly 30-year legal career as a prosecutor,” Kuhse said in a press release Wednesday. “Kevin is highly respected by his colleagues, opposing attorneys, judges, court personnel and law enforcement. His integrity and commitment to the law will enhance the professional work of the City Attorney’s Office.

According to the release, Slimp is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Creighton University School of Law.

The city attorney’s annual salary is $158,267.

Additionally, Jill Padroza was chosen as the city’s chief assistant district attorney, who earns an annual salary of $134,264.

Padroza has served as an assistant city attorney since 2009 and has also worked in a private law firm. She earned her degrees from Creighton University and its law school, as well as Cornell University.

“The City Attorney is an important position within the legal department,” Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said in the statement. “Kevin and Jill will provide excellent legal and management experience to our strong staff.”

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