Megan N. Watkins
Megan N. Watkins

Megan N. Watkins

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mnwatkins@ohkslaw.com

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(512) 542-2046

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Ms.Watkins is an associate of Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, LLP. She focuses her practice in the area of fiduciary litigation, primarily involving trust, estate, and guardianship disputes, representing parties on both sides of the docket. Ms.Watkins also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in connection with probate procedures, trust and estate administration, guardianship administration, and trust terminations and modifications. Additionally, Ms.Watkins handles appeals of all types of civil matters, especially those arising from and involving trusts, estates, wills, probate matters, and guardianships.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • The University of California – Los Angeles (B.A., History and Political Science, College Honors, 2012)

Professional Memberships and Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2nd Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® in the practice area of Trusts and Estates Litigation (2022)
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, sponsored by Thomson Reuters and published in Texas Monthly (2022)
  • REPTL Leadership Academy Class of 2020–2021
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy Class of 2019–2020
  • Board Member, Austin Bar Association, Estate Planning & Probate Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Charitable Gift Planning
  • Member, Charitable Gift Planners of Austin (Board of Directors, Communications Chair)
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas
International Bar Association
The College of the State Bar of Texas
Best Lawyers 2022
Super Lawyers, Rising Stars - Megan Watkins

Publications and Presentations

Teaching the ABCs to Your Trustees: How to Provide Practical Instructions to New Trustees

State Bar of Texas, Handling Your First (or Next) Trust Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2021

Navigating Cross-Border Issues in Fiduciary Litigation

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2020

Disclosure Issues Arising Outside of Fiduciary Relationships

State Bar of Texas, Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Co-Presenter
2019

Borrowed Trouble: Common Conflicts and Mistakes to Avoid in Your Estate Planning Practice

University of Texas School of Law Special Needs Trusts Conference, Austin, Texas
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

Strategies for Suing and Defending Fiduciary Decision Making

State Bar of Texas Fiduciary Litigation Course
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author/Presenter
2018

Avoiding Contests: Donor Relations When Legal Capacity Becomes an Issue

Charitable Gift Planners of Austin, December 10, 2018
Presentation
Co-Presenter
2018

Standing and Capacity to Sue in Estate and Trust Litigation

State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Fiduciary Litigation Course, December 10-11, 2015
Presentation/Publication
Co-Author
2015