Kelsey Heino

Complex Litigator


Omaha Employment and Litigation Attorney

Omaha Lawyer Kelsey Heino is a complex litigation attorney in the Firm’s Omaha Office. She works to protect you and your company during trial navigating the complex issues of litigation to achieve your goals. From employment litigation to complex commercial disputes, Kelsey works with both companies and individuals to protect their name and money. It is Kelsey’s priority to ensure the comfort and confidence of her clients during the stress of a complex dispute – worth it.


Office: (402) 280-7648

Direct: (402) 315-1241

Fax: (402) 505-3967

Prior to law school, Kelsey worked for years as a claims professional for Berkshire Hathaway giving her extensive experience in negotiating complex issues. Throughout her time at the Fortune 500 company, Kelsey coordinated case resolution with unrepresented clients, attorneys, employers, and medical providers. In accordance with state-specific guidelines for claims handling, she independently managed reserves ranging up to $75,000. Her experience with one of the top Fortune 500 companies gives her an edge that sets her apart from other attorneys. No matter the size or complexity of your matter, Kelsey is ready to litigate your case.

With her father being a police captain, Kelsey has always wanted to work with the law. Ultimately, it was the opportunity to build relationships while interacting with people on a day to day basis that drew Kelsey to  become a civil litigator. “Litigation is like putting together a puzzle—I enjoy taking the disjointed emails, letters, purchase orders and other communication and fitting them together to make a cohesive story,” says Kelsey.


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LICENSED IN: Nebraska and Iowa

Kelsey's “Why”

It’s no secret that Kelsey loves her family. One of her “favorite” members of the family is her dog, Percy, who is a 6-year old Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. Kelsey was born and raised in Carroll, Iowa and loves country dancing, travel, travel, and any activities on or by the water.  One of Kelsey’s goals is to travel and visit 5 new countries in the next 5 years!

University of Nebraska College of Law, Juris Doctor

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Client Counselling Competition first place

Iowa State University, Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in Psychology and English

  • National Merit Scholar

Woods Aitken, LLP

Attorney, 2019-2020

      • Prepared position statements for state and federal agency investigations
      • Drafted employment contract and handbook provisions
      • Briefed ADA housing and public accommodations issues

Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, PC, LLO

Law Clerk, 2016-2017

      • Revised and updated Child Abuse chapter in The Principal’s Legal Handbook
      • Drafted complaints alleging § 1983 and State Tort Claims Act Violations
      • Edited and revised demand letter regarding personal injury claim
      • Researched and prepared legal memoranda on employment and education issues

University of Nebraska College of Law

Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-2016

      • Completed research assignments on a variety of issues including mediation, Native American property law, and outcomes assessment in clinical legal education
      • Created entries for landmark Supreme Court cases publication

Frohman Law Office, LLC

Law Clerk, 2015-2016

      • Researched and prepared presentation on DOL fiduciary proposed rule
      • Reviewed and edited insurance company fraud plan for compliance with state law

Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company

Claims Professional, 2012-2014

      • Negotiated settlements directly with unrepresented clients
      • Corresponded effectively with attorneys, employers, and medical providers
      • Independently managed reserves up to $75,000
      • Learned and abided by state-specific guidelines for claims handling
      • Pursued timely claim closure for optimal use of company resources
  • State: Nebraska and Iowa

• Omaha Growth Organization, founding member, 2020-present
• Midwest Dog Rescue Network, volunteer, 2020-present
• American Bar Association, Section of Litigation committee co-chair, 2017-present
• Nebraska State Bar Association, Education committee member, 2017-present
• Sioux City Growth Organization, board member, 2018-2019

  • #Me302: The Impact of The #MeToo Movement & Other Workplace Developments on the Legal Industry, Nebraska CLE, May 2020
  • The In’s & Out’s of HR, October 2019
  • Business Beware: BYOD Best Practices, July 2019
  • Why #MeToo Means Time to Review, September 2018 / January 2019
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