Robert J. Haupt
Robert originally moved to Oklahoma from his Midwestern home in St. Louis to attend Oklahoma Baptist University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology in 1980. After a brief tenure in Japan, Robert obtained a master’s degree in social sciences with an emphasis in social psychology and political economics from the University of Chicago in 1983. He has subsequently taken courses at Florida State University, Michigan State University and the University of Oklahoma.
With limited opportunities and a growing need for employment, Robert began a career in the hospitality industry and soon became a successful hotel entrepreneur through the guidance of his mentors. Robert owned or operated more than 100 properties throughout the nation over the course of this journey, including restaurants, travel agencies, real estate firms, vacation rental companies and even a flower shop.
Robert managed thousands of employees across numerous businesses, but he soon set his sights on a new challenge: law school. He earned a law degree from Oklahoma City University, graduating with high honors in 2000, and has since assumed the life of a practicing attorney. Robert has represented a wide spectrum of clients throughout his years as a lawyer, from some of America’s largest companies in bankruptcy and other litigation matters, to individuals asserting civil rights claims against state and federal government agencies.
In 2014, Robert responded to a client need by co-founding the National Litigation Law Group, a firm organized to provide low-cost, high-volume, specialized representation to consumers during times of financial distress. NLLG grew from five employees to nearly 200, becoming what is believed to be the country’s largest law firm. At any given time, NLLG represented clients in as many as 7,000 lawsuits throughout the United States. With hundreds of thousands of active subscription clients, NLLG resolved hundreds of millions of dollars of consumer debt both in and out of litigation during Robert’s tenure.
Robert has committed his life to helping people, and that commitment is reflected in his legal approach. He believes those who are privileged enough to help others have a responsibility to do so. Robert recognizes the obligations and opportunities of our connection to each other, a philosophy that animates his work at Haupt Law.
When not working, Robert enjoys spending time with his best friend and wife, Sarah.
OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY, 1998 – 2000
J.D. with High Honors; Merit Scholar; Phi Delta Phi
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, 1982 – 1983
M.A. Program in Social Sciences, emphasis in Social Psychology and Political Economics
SEINAN GAKUIN UNIVERSITY (Fukuoka, Japan), 1980 – 1981
Diploma in Japanese Studies
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, 1978 – 1980
B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Psychology and Sociology
- Oklahoma (2001)
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma (including Bankruptcy Court) (2001)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma (including Bankruptcy Court) (2001)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas (2002)
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2002)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit (2003)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma (including Bankruptcy Court) (2005)
- U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska (2006)
- U.S. Tax Court (2008)
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida (2009)
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York (2010)
- U.S. Supreme Court (2011)
- Minnesota (2016)
- District of Columbia (2017)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas (including Bankruptcy Court) (2017)
- Arkansas (2017)
- Ohio (2017)
- Alaska (2017)
- Certified Hotel Administrator. American Hotel and Motel Association, 1987
- Licensed Real Estate Broker. Arkansas, 1987 – 2002; Florida, 1996 – 2002; Oklahoma, 1997 – 2002
- Licensed Community Association Manager. Florida, 1996 – 1998
Additionally, has been prior admitted to practice Pro Hac Vice in state and federal courts in Missouri, Texas, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas and New York.
- American Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Daily Oklahoman (January 31, 2017), “An Open Response to a Recent Presidential Order.”
- Trigild Guide to Receivership & Foreclosure, Oklahoma Chapter (2012 – 13 editions), with Joshua L. Edwards and Andrew R. Chilson.
- Journal Record (September 20, 2012), “Tomorrow May Be Too Late.”
- Oklahoma Bar Journal, (September 3, 2011), with Robert J. Campbell, Jr. and Leslie Lynch, “‘A Weapon Unused’: Offers of Judgment under 12 Okla. Stat. § 1106 – Forgotten, Misunderstood and Unused.”
- Journal Record (October 21, 2010), with Robert J. Campbell, Jr. and G. Calvin Sharpe, “Nations Thirst for a Place at the Table.”
- Bankruptcy Litigation, with Robert N. Sheets and M. Jonathan Hayes (Summer 2009), “Is it a raft or a shark? (11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(19) Application to denial of discharge to securities law violators — broad or narrow construction?)
- Sterling Education Services, Inc., (August 6, 2009), “Negotiating Commercial Leases,” (Chapter on Impact of Bankruptcy).
- Bankruptcy Litigation, (Winter 2009), “Net Present Discount Valuation and Application in Bankruptcy.”
- Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (April 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: Tender years doctrine revisited.”
- Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (March 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: If I am going to lose my arm, then cut it off quickly.”
- Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase, (February 2008), “Three Essays on Family Law: A kinder, gentler divorce? Or just common sense?”
- Daily Oklahoman (March 25, 2005), “Founders Sought Real Separation.”
- Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase (December 2003), “Did You Hear the One About the Lawyer…” Oklahoma City University Law Review, Oklahoma City University (Fall 2004) reprinted, The National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas Law School, “When is a Farmer a ‘Family Farmer’—an Analysis of Chapter 12 Qualifications.”
- Daily Oklahoman (July 9, 2003), “Critic’s Miss the Court’s Point.”
- National Business Institute (June 20, 2003), “Negotiating and Drafting Acquisition Agreements in Oklahoma” (co-author).
- Oklahoma County Bar Briefcase (April 2003), “A Question on Wine.”
- Hotel Business, (January 2003), “Thoughts on Long Term Rentals.”
- American Indian Law Review, University of Oklahoma, February 2002, “Never Lay a Salmon on the Ground with his Head Toward the River—State of Washington Sues Yakamas Over Alcohol Ban.”