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Helen Morgan O'Shaughnessy

Family Attorney at Raleigh, NC

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1997
    Status
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About Helen

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Helen O’Shaughnessy (formerly Oliver), a principal in Wake Family Law Group, is a board certified family law specialist. Helen has been recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as one of the Legal Elite in North Carolina for family law (2007). She has been selected by North Carolina Super Lawyers for inclusion on the 2009, 2011-2013 North Carolina Rising Stars list and as a North Carolina Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017.

Helen received an undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1994 and a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1997. She was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1997.

She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association and its family law section, of which she served as secretary of the family law council for 2003-2004, and the American Bar Association and its family law section. She is the Past Chair of the Family Law section for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (2004-2005), served as Continuing Legal Education Chair for the Academy’s family law section (2001-2002) and was co-chair of the Continuing Legal Education for the Academy’s family law section (2005-2006). Helen is a member of the Wake Collaborative Family Law Group and a former member of the Tenth Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee (2012-2014).

Helen was certified as a Family Financial Mediator by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission in 2006. She frequently serves as a mediator in family law cases. Helen also serves as a Parent Coordinator in high conflict child custody cases.

Helen is actively involved in the legal community. She has participated in Law Week, a program sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association that raises awareness about law; Ask a Lawyer Day; and the Wade Edwards Moot Court Competition for North Carolina high-school students.

In addition, she has spoken frequently on family law issues to organizations including the National Business Institute, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, NC Bar Foundation, North Carolina Central University School of Law, and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Awards

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Location

Wake Family Law Group

Reviews

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Posted by Cathy | May 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A true professional that delivers more than just results!
No one is happy to be in a situation where you need a family lawyer. That certainly was true for us. We were fortunate to have Helen as our lawyer to guide us. Not only did she know her way around the courts, she was compassionate and understanding. I don't know what we would have done without her. If you find yourself in need of a family lawyer, Helen is the person you want by your side!
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Posted by Ray | May 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Helen has helped me in a difficult divorce situation. She has guided me to goals that I wanted. She knows the steps and paper trail that must be followed. She has represented me faithfully and provided me the agreements, contracts, and office assistance when I needed them. She has given me reasonable guide posts that I can follow. I can count on her support.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wake Family Law Group
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (Pa)
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Dickinson College
  • BA,
  • 1994

Associations

  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
  • Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • 2006 - Present
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wake Collaborative Family Law Group
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Family Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2005
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Board Certified Specialist - Family Law
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Legal Elite
  • Business North Carolina
  • 2007
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Publications

  • North Carolina Family Claims Deskbook
  • Absolute Divorce & Attorney Fees
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Works to come up with creative solutions for that meet the unique particulars of each case."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Helen shows that she cares about her clients and works very hard for them. She is very professional both in and outside of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an effective lawyer who advocates for her client's interests zealously but also honestly and with exceptional professionalism."
Family Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Helen. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation

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Raleigh Family Lawyer Helen Morgan O'Shaughnessy
Helen Morgan O'Shaughnessy
Family Attorney
Raleigh, NC
Licensed for 26 years