Kelsey Heino

Kelsey Heino Sioux City Lawyer


Sioux City Trial Lawyer

Kelsey Heino is a complex litigation attorney in the Firm’s Sioux City Office. She works to protect you and your company during trial navigating the complex issues of litigation to achieve your goals. Kelsey works with companies, individuals, high liability professionals, banks, finance companies, credit card processors, health care providers and staffing agencies 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.


Direct: (712) 226-7421

Office: (712) 226-4000

Cell: (712) 253-5860

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 want to become a 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.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Trial Law
  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Business Law

LICENSED IN: Iowa and Nebraska

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 2-year old Australian Shepherd/Corgi mix. Kelsey was born and raised in Carroll, Iowa and loves country dancing, reading, walks outside, 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

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

      • Selected through competitive process to provide research assistance to various members of law faculty
      • Completed research assignments on a variety of issues including mediation, Native American property law, and outcomes assessment in clinical legal education
      • Edited and added citations to law faculty articles
      • 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: Iowa and Nebraska

American Bar Association

  • Young Lawyers Section
  • Litigation Section
    • Women Advocates
    • Solo and Small Firm Committee
      • Web Editor

Nebraska State Bar Association

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Law
  • Labor Relations and Employment Law
  • Limited Scope Representation
  • Women and the Law
  • Young Lawyers


  • Trials Practice Area Committee

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Women Business Enterprise Council (WBENC)

Sioux City Young Professionals Organization (SCGO)

  • Board Member, Connect Committee Chair, 2019

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Morningside Mock Trial Adjunct Professor

Why #MeToo Means Time to Review, September 2018

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