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Karissa M. Oakley


Karissa Marie Oakley is a legal assistant with more than a decade of experience in the legal field. She began her career as a receptionist at a family law firm and loved how the law firm’s work made a difference in people’s lives. Today, she is working on a paralegal degree to take her career to the next level. She is a member of the National Honor Society of Leadership & Success, too.

As a legal assistant with Hendershot Cowart P.C. in Houston, Texas, she works alongside attorneys, paralegals, and other support staff members to ensure every case progresses smoothly for our clients. Whether it is scheduling meetings and checking deadlines in the firm’s calendar or updating the document management system, Karissa is the “Jack of All Trades” that everyone can count on. Most of the cases that she assists with involve probate and business litigation matters, but there really is no case, claim, or lawsuit that is outside of her purview.

Interestingly, Karissa was working in a different area of the law when she first heard about our firm. The name “Hendershot Cowart P.C.” kept appearing on documents and important letters on her desk, which made her curious about the firm’s work and reputation. After seeing how we keep our client’s best interests at heart, she was determined to join the team.

To relax, Karissa loves to spend time with her spouse and three children. For quiet time, she likes to pick up a paintbrush and see where her creativity takes her on the canvas.

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