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Kara O’Shaughnessy’s practice focuses on oil, gas, and mineral law; civil litigation; complex litigation; and civil appeals.  Kara is a dedicated and compassionate advocate and trial attorney.  She also serves as a pro bono attorney for Volunteer Legal Services (VLS) providing free legal advice and services to those who often need it most.  Kara lives in Dripping Springs with her three children, dog, and bearded dragon.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and trying to convince her children that she sees and knows all.


Civil Appeals
Complex Litigation
Energy & Public Utilities


  • 2023-2024 Rising Stars (Super Lawyers) in Civil Litigation
  • 2023 Top Ten Attorneys in Austin (MyLife Austin)


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D.) 2018
  • The University of Texas at Austin (B.S.) 2001


  •  State Bar of Texas 2019


  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Pro Bono College
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • ABA/AYLA Leadership Academy
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association
  • ATJ Champion of Justice Society Advocate


  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
    • 2023 Susan P. Burton Award for exemplary dedication and commitment to the principle of access to justice for all.
    • 2023-2024 VLS Ambassador
    • 2021 Judge Suzanne Covington Pro Bono Service Award