Mary Keeney’s practice area is litigation, both in the courts and before administrative agencies. She has represented a major telecommunications company at the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and in state and federal courts on a wide variety of issues that include appeals of agency decisions, challenges to agency authority, and challenges to open records requests under the Public Information Act. She has also represented and counseled electric utilities in litigation arising out of the 1999 legislation introducing retail competition.
Ms. Keeney has represented property owners as well as governmental agencies in property disputes, including a successful challenge to the City of Austin’s attempt to impose the Barton Creek Watershed Ordinance on a protected development project. Her real estate litigation practice also includes representation of royalty and mineral interest owners in disputes over leases and the extent of property interests held by those clients.
Ms. Keeney’s practice encompasses a wide range of substantive law that includes real estate, oil and gas, telecommunications, electric utility, workers’ compensation and insurance. Her experience includes 10 years with the Texas Office of the Attorney General (1990-2000), representing various state agencies that include the PUC, the Railroad Commission, the General Land Office, the Motor Vehicle Board, and the predecessors to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Admitted to Texas bar, 1978.
Education: Vanderbilt University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1975); University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1977). Order of the Coif.