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Iowa
Nebraska
U.S. District Court of Nebraska

Education

Iowa State University, B.A.
University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D. (cum laude)

Overview

Kelsey Heino joined Woods Aitken in 2019 and is a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice group. She represents management on a full range of labor and employment matters, including defending investigations by state and federal agencies, and advising regarding discipline, discharge, performance evaluations, and employment-related contracts. Kelsey also helps clients be proactive by representing management in collective bargaining negotiations, developing HR policies and handbooks, and conducting trainings on a broad range of topics. When problems arise, Kelsey represents clients in employment litigation in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. Kelsey’s complex litigation experience includes the representation of clients in a variety of industries, including construction and trades, corporate, banking and financial, HR/staffing, and health care.

Prior to Woods Aitken, Kelsey worked at a Fortune 500 company as a claims professional, where she coordinated case resolution with underrepresented clients, attorneys, employers, and medical providers.  She graduated cum laude from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2017, where she was a Faculty Research Fellow, active on the client counseling team and a recipient of a CALI Excellence for the Future Award.  Kelsey worked at a law firm in Sioux City, Iowa, as a complex litigation attorney before joining Woods Aitken.

Affiliations

American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Solo Small Firm Committee, Web Chair
Nebraska State Bar Association
Human Resource Association of the Midlands
Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Group

Beyond the Law

Kelsey enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including sampling local wine and craft beer, country dancing, and attending concerts. She likes to spoil her dog (Winchester Percival McPuppington III—but you can call him Percy) by going for long walks or spending some time at the nearest dog park. Kelsey is actively involved in the local community through organizations such as the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals group and Human Resource Association of the Midlands.

“Working in complex litigation and employment law, my job is to see the forest AND the trees to make sure every detail is covered. I take the myriad small, moving pieces of a case and transform them into a cohesive story for the fact-finder. Litigation is about storytelling--let me help you tell the right one.”