Partner Camille Hawk, one of the region’s leading foreclosure and creditors’ rights attorneys, offers financial institutions extensive assistance in the areas of real estate and lending law, and default services including bankruptcy, title issues, foreclosure, loss mitigation, eviction and collections.

The primary goal of Camille’s practice is to help lenders reach cost-effective and timely resolutions with their borrowers. She has worked with banks for nearly 25 years – including as an account manager marketing banking products before law school – and understands first-hand the goals and operations of the lending industry.

Camille is passionate about working closely with creditors to help ensure they have the right processes in place to comport with state and federal regulations, especially with regard to often-complicated real estate and banking laws.

She is well-versed on laws specific to consumer mortgage services, with a proven ability to effect change on behalf of her clients. For the past 15+ years, Camille has worked closely with the Nebraska Bankers Association and others to help draft state legislation related to real estate, creditors’ rights and lending. Camille’s contributions to legislation on behalf of her banking clients has included creditor-friendly language in the areas of:

  • Manufactured homes
  • Line of credit designations
  • HOA and condo association statutes
  • Release of lien statutes
  • Trustees’ powers

To further ensure that she has a voice in how creditors are regulated and in minimizing the impacts of regulation on them, Camille is active in professional organizations that help her remain up-to-date on creditors’ rights trends and regulations before they affect lenders.

She is a sought-after speaker on topics related to foreclosure, collections and debtor-creditor relations, and serves on several community boards, believing it is important to give back to the organizations that she supports.

A two-time Creighton University graduate (both law school and undergraduate) and Omaha native with four children, Camille enjoys continual learning, cultural experiences, live music and travel.

  • Member, USFN (2001-present)
    • Past Chair, USFN REO Committee (2013-2014)
    • USFN REO Committee member (2009-present)
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow (2004-present)
    • A prestigious honor, only 30 lawyers are selected annually to become Foundation Fellows.
    • Bronze member of Nebraska State Bar Foundation (March 2018)
  • Nebraska State Bar Foundation Endowment Management Committee (2008-present)
  • Bank Attorneys Section, Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Member (2001-present)
    • Past Chair, Bank Attorneys Section, Nebraska State Bar Association (2007)
    • Executive Committee Member (2007 – present)
    • Education Committee (2010 – present)
  • Education Committee, Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Member (2015-present)
    • Chair (2017-present)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section Member (2002- present)
    • Real Estate Section Member (2002 – present)
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Real Estate Section Member (2009 – present)
    • Bankruptcy Section Member (2009 – present)
  • Omaha Northwest Rotary Club
    • Member (2004 – present)
    • Board of Directors (2006-2009, 2017-2018)
    • President (2013-2014)
    • Secretary (2011-2012)

Publications and Presentations

  • Nebraska Real Estate Practice Manual (Red Book published every 10-15 years)
    • “Foreclosures” (2005)
    • “Foreclosure and Post-Foreclosure in Nebraska” (Nov. 2017)
  • NBI Seminar
    • Real Property Foreclosure: A Step-by- Step Workshop (2011)
    • Advanced Issues in Real Estate: Advanced Foreclosure Issues (2011)
    • Boot Camp: Foreclosure and Loan Workout Procedures (2012)
  • Gap Seminar: Financing and Foreclosure (August 2013)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Real Estate Seminar
    • Mortgage and Deed of Trust Foreclosure/Tax Sale Foreclosure (2011)
    • Planning Chair (2012 and 2013)
    • “Foreclosures and Post-Foreclosures in Nebraska” (2015)
    • “Homeowners Associations and Condo Owners Associations: A 101 Review” (2016)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Bank Attorneys Seminar
    • “Proceed with Caution: 10 + Ways to Avoid Pitfalls in the Foreclosure Process” (2014)
    • “Agricultural Lending in Nebraska / Farm Mediation Act/ Farm Homestead Protection Act” (2015)
    • “The CFPB – Ch Ch Ch Changes” (2017)
  • Nebraska State Bar Association Nebraska Lawyers Magazine: “Can They Really Tell Me What To Do With My Own Property? Homeowners’ Associations and Condominium Associations in Nebraska” (November 2015)
  • Contributor to the USFN REO Eviction Desk Guide 2009-present
  • USFN Quarterly Report author
    • “New(er) Powers in Nebraska for Homeowner’s Associations” (May 2011)
    • “The Carrot and the Stick…A Look at a First Ordinance for Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Omaha, Nebraska.” (March 2016)
    • “Nebraska May be Joining the Ranks for Vacant Property Registration in A Bigger Way” (March 2017)
  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (1994)
    • Am Jur Award Recipient, Ethics, Creighton University School of Law (1994)
    • Am Jur Award Recipient, Client Counseling and Negotiations, Creighton University School of Law (1994)
    • Member of the Dean’s List
  • B.A. in Sociology, Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska (1990)
    • Member of the Dean’s List
    • Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

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Honor & Awards

  • Outstanding Northwest Rotarian of the Year for Significant Contributions, Outstanding Dedication and Leadership in the field of Real Estate and Lending Law (June 2014)
  • Future Leader of the Year Award, Mid Plains Group Financial Women International (2004-2005)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Omaha Northwest: Member and Past President
  • Leadership Omaha
    • Current Member (2007-present): 10-month curriculum-based program designed to develop effective leaders who will strengthen and transform the community
    • Class 30 (2008 graduate)
    • Selection Committee (2012 and 2013)
  • Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart Alumnae Association
    • Member (1986-present)
    • Treasurer (2008-2009)
  • Creighton Alumni Association: Member (1990-present)