Karen M. Neeley

Of Counsel
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111 Congress Avenue
Suite 1800
Austin, Texas 78701
512-703-6315 tel
512-703-6399 fax

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For more than 30 years, Karen Neeley has advised clients regarding compliance with state and federal laws and regulations governing financial institutions and activities. Located in Austin, Karen is a highly regarded participant at the Texas Capitol and Texas Finance Commission, where she has represented the banking industry for more than 20 years. Her name and comments are well known to financial regulators in Washington, as well.

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  • State Bar of Texas, Suing, Defending and Negotiating with Banking Institutions Program, Course Director, 2010
  • American Bar Association, IOLTA Commissioner, 2001-2003
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel, Advisory Director
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Society of Association Executives
  • Independent Bankers Association of Texas
  • Texas Department of Banking, Various Task Forces
  • Supreme Court of Texas Task Force on Judicial Foreclosure Rules
  • Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, Board of Directors, 1999-2007
  • Chambers USA, Leader in their Field, 2010-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Austin Financial Services Regulation Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America®, 2009-2015
  • Legend and Hero of Community Banking, IBAT, 2011
  • Named "Austin Best Lawyers Banking Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers In America®, 2011
  • Selected for inclusion as a "Texas Super Lawyer," 2005-2011, 2013-2014
  • "Platinum Judge," University of Texas Law School Board of Advocates


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1975
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with high honors, 1974
Admitted to Practice
  • Texas, 1976
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States