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Helen M. O'Shaughnessy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Wake Family Law Group
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave, Suite 360
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-694-8416
Fax: 919-787-4811
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013
Licensed in North Carolina Since: 1997
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Helen M. O'Shaughnessy is a partner at Wake Family Law Group and serves as a family law attorney. She handles a wide range of family law cases affecting her clients in Raleigh, North Carolina. These include equitable distribution, divorce and annulment, mediation, LGBTQIA+ family law, family law appeals, third-party custody and the termination of parental rights. She even handles cases involving domestic violence.

In 1994, Ms. O'Shaughnessy received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College. She then completed her law degree at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg. In 1997, she became admitted to practice in North Carolina. Since then, she has also received several certifications. For example, the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission certified her as a family financial mediator in 2006.

When tackling family law cases, Ms. O'Shaughnessy works hard to help her clients find alternatives to courtroom proceedings. She has also taken on some controversial cases and helped her clients find successful solutions. These included cases involving domestic violence and unique LGBTQIA+ considerations. Her successes have led her to several awards and recognition from her peers. For example, in 2007, the Business North Carolina magazine named her one of the “Legal Elite in North Carolina” for family law.

Ms. O'Shaughnessy is a lifelong learner who is always looking for new ways to improve her professional skills and, by extension, her ability to serve her clients. To this end, she maintains memberships at several law organizations, such as the American Bar Association Family Law Section and the Wake County Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Marital Property


7 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2009, 2011 - 2013

Certificates and Credentials

About Helen M. O'Shaughnessy

First Admitted: 1997

Professional Webpage:


  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, 2016 and 2017
  • One of the Legal Elite in North Carolina for Family Law, Business North Carolina Magazine, 2007
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, North Carolina Rising Stars, 2009, 2011-2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Continuing Legal Education Chair for the Academy's Family Law Section, 2001-2002
  • Member, Tenth Judicial District Bar Grievance Committee, 2012-2014
  • Member, North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair, Family Law section for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2004-2005
  • Member, Wake Collaborative Family Law Group
  • Member, Wake County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Co-chair, Continuing Legal Education for the Academy's Family Law Section, 2005-2006
  • North Carolina State Bar, 1997
  • Secretary of the Family Law Council, North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-2004

Educational Background

  • Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Parenting Coordinator, 2006
  • Family Financial Mediator, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, 2006
  • Board Certified Family Law Specialist
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Office Location for Helen M. O'Shaughnessy

4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave
Suite 360
Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: 919-694-8416

Fax: 919-787-4811

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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