Jack Dike was born in North Platte, Nebraska. He received his A.S. from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah in 1978 and then attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he received is B.S. in 1980. Dike taught school for two years in a small K-12 school district in Hoehne, Colorado before attending the Creighton University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1985. He is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association and the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA).