Kaitlyn O’Shaughnessy is a Senior Attorney at Murray Osorio. She dedicates her legal practice to matters encompassing humanitarian, employment, and family-based immigration. With unwavering commitment, she represents clients before various immigration entities, including U.S. immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and U.S. Consulates worldwide.
Kaitlyn embarked on her journey in immigration law in 2016, following her graduation from the prestigious McGill University Faculty of Law. Prior to her association with Murray Osorio, she served as a partner at Alight Legal PLLC. Her dedication to the cause also led her to a role at Amnesty International USA, where she conducted impactful research and advocacy focused on gender-based violence, with a special emphasis on the plight of migrant women.
Over the course of her career, Kaitlyn has championed the rights of a diverse clientele, including former politicians, human rights activists, journalists, businesspeople, and families. Her profound commitment to forging meaningful connections with her clients is at the core of her practice, ensuring they feel empowered and well-supported throughout their immigration journey.
Kaitlyn is a proud member of the New York Bar and an active participant in the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Having experienced the U.S. immigration process firsthand as an immigrant from Canada, she empathetically understands the frustrations and complexities that individuals and families often encounter. Kaitlyn's multilingual proficiency in English, French, and Spanish enhances her ability to serve a broad spectrum of clients.
Beyond her legal pursuits, Kaitlyn is an avid international traveler, having explored more than 40 countries. This passion for global exploration mirrors her commitment to fostering understanding and facilitating connections across cultures—a value that shines through in her immigration practice.
- New York State Bar
- Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
- Won humanitarian parole for large Afghan family directly threatened by Taliban
- Won a T visa for an Indian woman who survived labor trafficking, and status for her derivative spouse, despite complex admissibility issues.
- Expedited asylum interviews and family reunification for multiple clients suffering health issues, or whose family’s faced direct government persecution
- Obtained prosecutorial discretion for client accused of filing fraudulent documents
- She enjoys international travel and has visited over 40 countries.