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Michael W. Khalili joined the Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolfe & Lathrop in 2015. He is licensed to practice law in Nebraska, the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, Iowa and Washington State.

Michael was born in Guymon, Oklahoma and grew up in Del Rio, Texas. He graduated, cum laude, from the University of California Los Angeles in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

He received his J.D. degree from Seattle University School of Law in 2008. Michael attained the highest grade for overall achievement and best performance for Housing Law and Policy and was the recipient of the prestigious CALI award. He received the Washington State Hispanic Bar Association Scholarship in 2007 and the Deans Diversity Scholarship in 2005. Michael is also bilingual, and was actively involved in the Hispanic Organization for Legal Advancement, South Asian Law Student Association, Jewish Legal Society, and the Intellectual Property Law Society.

Following his first year at Seattle University School of Law, he was awarded the Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Fellowship and interned with Columbia Legal Services in Yakima, Washington. While interning, he provided legal advice to farm workers regarding their rights, as well as minimum wage issues. During a radio interview he disseminated information in Spanish for individuals thinking about entering the legal profession. This experience was the basis for an article Michael wrote, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation Internship Opens Eyes on Farm Workers’ World”, which was published by the King County Bar Bulletin. After graduation, Michael specialized in Immigration and Criminal matters.

Michael enjoys traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with his wife Sarah and children.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 30%
    5 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    5 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
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Contingent (33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Hauptman, O'Brien, Wolf & Lathrop, P.C.

1005 South 107th Avenue
Suite 200
Omaha, NE, 68114


IAAuthorized to practice law201010/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Scholarship AwardLatino Bar Association of WA2007
CALI AwardSeattle University School of Law2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyKnudsen Law Firm2009 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kuhlmann v. Versatile Roofing, LLC, CI 13-592 (2014)Jury found for Employee and awarded Attorney Fees
O’Brien v. Bellevue Public Schools, No. S-12-843 (12/2014)Nebraska Supreme Court found no retaliation and that plaintiff was terminated for legitimate non-retaliatory reasons
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Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationInternship Opens Eyes on Farm Workers’ World2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008
UCLAPsychology, Political ScienceBachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Are you breaking the law?Copyright Presentation2010
Upward BoundMock Trial2009