Michael W. Khalili joined
the Knudsen Law Firm in 2009. He is licensed to practice law in
the U.S. District Court of Nebraska and is a member of the
Washington State Bar Association.
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.
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
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 is actively involved in his community as member and
legal advisor of the Little White Dog Rescue Organization out of
Omaha, Nebraska and the Omaha Food Bank.
traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with his
girlfriend Sarah, dog Sadie and family.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 2008
Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|IA||Authorized to practice law||2010||04/29/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Scholarship Award||Latino Bar Association of WA||2007|
|CALI Award||Seattle University School of Law||2006|
|Associate Attorney||Knudsen Law Firm||2009 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|ROBERT VAN PELT AMERICAN INN OF COURT||Associate||2009 - Present|
|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|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2008|
|UCLA||Psychology, Political Science||Bachelors||2003|