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Keith County Attorney

121 West 3rd Street – PO Box 29
Ogallala NE  69153-0029
Phone:  (308) 284-2091
Fax:     (308) 284-0886

Randy Fair


Duties of the Keith County Attorney are

  • to prosecute or defend, on behalf of the State and County, all suits, applications, or motions, civil or criminal, arising under the laws of the State in which the State or the County is a party or is interested;
  • to prosecute such individuals when sufficient evidence supports the belief that a person is guilty and can be convicted of a crime;
  • to give opinions and advice to the Board of County Commissioners and other civil officers, when requested, upon all matters in which the State or County may have an interest;
  • to perform the duties of County Coroner.


The County Attorney is the Coroner for Keith County, Nebraska. The Coroner is called to accident scenes, to the scene when someone dies in his or her home, and to the scene when someone dies as a result of a crime.

Mental Health

The Keith County Attorney’s Office helps people when they are a danger to themselves and/or to others. Law Enforcement officers often respond to 911 calls and proceed to take the individual into protective custody. The individual is taken to the local hospital and placed in the Behavioral Unit. The County Attorney or Deputy meets with a special board to determine if the individual should be kept in custody, released, or possibly placed in a special facility.

Office Hours: 
Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays