Faculty and Staff: Kelli Hauptman


  • B.S., St. Louis University, Biomedical Engineering and Spanish (2001)
  • J.D., Creighton University (2004)

Areas of Interest

  • Infants and toddlers
  • Representation of very young children
  • Access and availability of services for young children
  • Court collaboration
  • Juvenile law
  • Role of the juvenile judge
  • Court system and processing
  • Representation of parents and children

Professional Activities & Community Service

  • Member, Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Children’s Commission Privatization Task Force
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Juvenile Law Section
  • Juvenile Law Section Legislative Committee

CCFL Projects

  • Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children: Kelli Hauptman and Jennie Cole-Mossman are Co-Directors of the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children.  This project aims to improve well being for young children who have been maltreated and/or are part of the court system.  It will focus on increasing well being through better access to early intervention services, quality child care, relationship based and evidence based young child mental health services.  The project will work on system issues, as well as specific case level issues to produce more positive outcomes for vulnerable young children. It will continue the work of the Nebraska Infant and Toddler Court Improvement Project.
  • Through The Eyes of the Child Initiative
  • Nebraska Court Improvement Project (ended March 2015)
  • Court-agency collaboration
Photo of Kelli Hauptman.