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Born and raised in Omaha, Tim O’Brien attended Creighton Prep and graduated in 2005. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Creighton University in 2009 and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 2012. While in law school, Tim was recognized with the CALI award for excellence in Insurance law. A member of the Omaha and Nebraska Bar Associations, Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys and The America Association for Justice, Tim is following his family’s tradition in the legal field, while expanding the capabilities of Hauptman, O’Brien, Wolf & Lathrop.

“For me, every case has a personal connection,” explained Tim. “Genuine empathy matters, especially in handling personal injury claims. People going through difficult situations need to be cared about and cared for as individuals with specific needs. As an attorney, I’m responsible for conveying those needs to insurance adjusters, or opposing attorneys in an effective way, and if necessary, to eventually convince the jury that those needs should be addressed. As an attorney, if you cannot relate to your client, there’s no way you’re going to be able to relate their needs to the jury. So along with education, and experience, I’d say empathy is the third element that every attorney must have to be effective. I believe you have to be personable to be a successful personal injury attorney and that starts with focusing on the people I represent rather than thinking of each as just another case.”

“I’m obviously biased about Tim, because he is my son,” said Attorney Tim J. O’Brien, “but that also gives me a level of insight far beyond what I would have with any other candidate seeking to become part of the firm. Tim is a high-character, strong-willed and detail-oriented person. Those traits suit him well in his career, and are especially valuable to his clients.”

Tim is an avid golfer, and really enjoys getting outside with his wife and children for family activities. Tim also contributes time to the Omaha Venture Group.

Bar Admissions:

  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Federal Court

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
  • America Association for Justice
  • Omaha Bar Associations Young Lawyer Division
  • The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
    Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: CALI award for excellence in Insurance Law

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