Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney

Managing Partner
Austin, Texas

Tim Mahoney has been providing legal services in Austin, Texas since 1992, after attending law school at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, and the University of Texas at Austin.  He completed a degree in Humanities from the University of Texas in 1978, and in 1982 he received a master’s degree from the LBJ College of Public Affairs.  His journalism skills have won him a number of national awards for articles written in the Texas Observer.

Tim has always viewed himself as a community lawyer.  Building structures for community cooperation and consensus have been among his longtime interests, and community education has been his passion.  He  served as an Austin Community College Board Trustee, Place I, from May of 2008 until the end of 2014.  For the last 30 years, Tim has worked with other community leaders to find ways to empower local communities. That continuing effort has included neighborhood-based capacity-building training programs, including the 2007 Neighborhood Planning Conference at Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus. See: www.neighboraustin.com.

Tim and his wife, Melanie, have been married since 1989. Between them they have four children. The two oldest are married; one lives in Austin, Texas, and the other in Asheville, North Carolina. The two youngest have attended AISD schools, but now are persuing their advanced degrees.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Consumer Protection
  • Contract Reviewing and Drafting
  • Civil Litigation
  • Juvenile and Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1991
  • University of Texas - LBJ School of Public Affairs, Austin, Texas
    • Masters - 1983

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Member, 1992 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • David Van Os and Associates, Supervising Attorney, 2000 - 2001
  • Mallios and Associates, Attorney, 1991 - 1992

Pro Bono Activities

  • Austin Community College, Board of Trustees, Member, Place 1, 2008 - 2014
  • Texas Consumer Association, President, 1977 - 1978


  • English
  • Spanish