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Michael Khalili

Michael Khalili

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation, Social Security, Car Accidents, Immigration, Employment & Labor… more 

Michael Khalili

About Me

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.

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 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.

Michael enjoys
traveling, attending sporting events, and spending time with his
girlfriend Sarah, dog Sadie and family.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Workers Compensation: 15%
    5 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    5 years
  4. Employment & Labor: 10%
    5 years
  5. Other: 45%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Nathan Paul Roberts

    Michael Khalili is a skilled advocate. He represents clients passionately and effectively--both in and out of the courtroom. Michael is the kind of lawyer I would want representing me if the need ever arose.


    Nathan Roberts Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeanelle R Lust

    Mike has been a great addition to our firm. His work is thoughtful and he can zero in on the right legal issues with ease.


    Jeanelle Lust Health Care Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Knudsen, Berkheimer, Richardson & Endacott LLP

3800 VerMaas Place
Suite 200
Lincoln, NE, 68502-4453

12601 S 218th St
Gretna, NE, 68028-5991



IAAuthorized to practice law201004/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

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