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Through advising, speaking, and consulting, Kristin serves as a resource to individuals, businesses and not for profit associations. 

Kristin's work has been featured in the Texas Bar JournalAmerican Bar Journal and Cutting Edge Law, and as a guest lecturer at the The University of Houston Law Center.  Kristin earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from Texas A&M University (2001), and graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law (2004).

Early on Kristin developed her niche in business transactions by serving as corporate commercial counsel for a global energy company in Houston, Texas.  She moved to Austin to negotiate complex contracts for a Fortune 100 technology company.

In 2011, Kristin began offering services to her community in private law practice.  Her work is focused on entrepreneurial services and nonprofit enterprise. Some areas she can provide useful information are: legal structures for start-ups & small-mid sized businesses; partnerships & business prenups; designing nonprofit orgs; insurance; employment; business contracts; commercial leases; spotting and planning around liabilities; intellectual property FAQs; internet commerce; applying for tax exemption or reinstatement; board of director training and duties.

Empowering entrepreneurs and community leaders in cultivating their life's work brings Kristin great satisfaction.  She is inspired by and follow trends in social enterprise (harnessing capitalism for social good), tech, business and worker cooperatives, sharing law, benefit corporations, sustainable economies and conscious contracting.

From 2011-13, Kristin's law practice was part of a business cooperative sharing space with other professionals, a yoga studio (which she founded and operated for 2 years), and a community wellness center. These experiences offered Kristin first hand knowledge and insight often passed on to client entrepreneurs---envisioning and developing a values-based business, partnership, commercial tenancy, permitting, employment practices, dealing with the IRS, and ultimately winding up with mindfulness of the interests of multiple stakeholders.

These efforts, in creating her own alternative to a traditional law practice or corporate gig, have realized great success, and personal and professional happiness.


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Practice Areas


  1. Business: 34%
    11 years, 150 cases
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 33%
    11 years, 150 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 33%
    11 years, 150 cases



Hourly ($275-375/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely professional, conscientious, and highly skilled. She cares greatly about her clients and works very hard to meet their legal needs.


    Leonard Rubin Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    Ms. Scheel is sharp, perseverant and exceptionally skilled in successfully representing clients in business, contractual and commercial matters. Her entrepreneurial mindset, community-driven focus, and dedication to the craft of lawyering make her one of the best the profession has to offer. I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Scheel.


    Dana Sweet Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kristin Scheel, Attorney & Counselor at Law

608A W. Oltorf
Austin, TX, 78704


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200409/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
5 Years of Service, Legal CounselWood Group Management Services2011
Environmental Awareness ChampionWood Group Management Services2011
Compassionate Communications CourseHouston's Nonviolent Communication Community2011
Environmental Awareness ChampionWood Group Management Services2010
Steering Committee MemberTransition Houston2009
Law Review, Assistant EditorSouth Texas College of Law2003
Dean's Honor ListTexas A&M University2001
Distinguished Student AwardTexas A&M University2000
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerKristin Scheel, Attorney & Counselor at Law2011 - Present
Senior Contracts AdvisorEmerson Process Management2014 - 2015
Of CounselWelsh LeBlanc, LLP2013 - 2015
Commercial CounselWood Group Management Services2006 - 2011
Associate Litigation Defense AttorneyBrown Sims PC2006 - 2006
Contracts AdvisorGulf Interstate Engineering2005 - 2006
Associate Trial AttorneyFriend & Associates2004 - 2005
Mass Tort Litigation Law ClerkWatts Law Firm2004 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
GENaustinVolunteer2015 - Present
GreenlightsMember2015 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Houston Bar Association, Speakers BureauSpeaker2011 - 2014
Houston Holistic Lawyers for TransformationFounder2011 - 2012
Cutting Edge LawActive Member2011 - Present
Collaborative Law Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2013
Esperanza ProjectBoard Member2010 - 2013
Texas Yoga AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2010
Houston Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2014
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Disposal of $5M Machinery Services BusinessTransaction Closed on Schedule, despite the interuption of Hurricane Ike
Franchise Disclosures and AgreementsAgreed
Child Support ArrearagesCollections Agreed
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Publication NameTitleDate
ABA publicationAttorney meshes her yoga and law practice2013
Texas Bar JournalIt's Never Too Law: Finding Happiness in Your Legal Career2011
Conflict Healer BlogResolve to be Meaningful: Creating Legal Agreements2011
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2004
Texas A&M UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Professional Responsibility Legal Education CourseCreating an Ethical and Unique Law Practice2013
Personal and Professional EthicsLawyer Lifestyle: Career Choices & Dilemmas2012
Fall Ethics WorkshopEmerging Technology and Ethics2012
Design Your Own SuccessBe a Lawyer, Be Yourself2012
Bioneers ConferenceSocially Responsible Businesses in a Bottom-Line-Driven Economy2012
Sam Houston High SchoolImportance of Jury Service2011
KIPP High SchoolImportance of Jury Service2011