Donald W. Kleine is the elected Douglas County Attorney. Prior to his election, Don served as Chief of the Criminal Bureau of Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning’s Office. Preceding that, Don served as Chief Deputy Douglas County Attorney from 1991 to 2003. Don has successfully prosecuted many high-profile criminal cases, including Roy Ellis, Christopher Edwards, Nikko Jenkins and David Burdette.
The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice has certified Don Kleine as a legal instructor. Don educates the future lawyers of Douglas County in his role as adjunct professor at Creighton University School of Law. He is a past president of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the National District Attorney’s Association. Don serves on the Board of Directors of Project Harmony (Metro Child Advocacy Center) and sits on the advisory board for Nebraska Organ Recovery System.
Don Kleine is a 1977 graduate of Creighton University School of Law. He graduated from Kearney State College in 1974 with majors in business and Spanish. Don is an Omaha native and a 1970 graduate of Creighton Prep.
Family and Community
Don is married to Kim, Operations Director for Alegent Health Hospice and Home Care. He has three children and four grandchildren. Don has coached youth athletics for over 30 years, most recently coaching St. Gerald’s 5th grade girls’ basketball team.