Katie King Ogden is a real estate transactional, entitlement and land use attorney with Drenner Group, PC. Katie’s legal experience includes all aspects of real estate, including acquisitions and dispositions of real property, development of real property, real estate secured loans, and commercial leasing transactions. With preeminent knowledge of municipal and county ordinances, as well as state and federal law impacting property rights and the protection of entitlements, Katie also assists owner/developer clients in obtaining necessary municipal approval for their projects, in addition to related transactional matters.
Prior to joining Drenner Group, Katie served as the Chief of Staff for Texas State Senator Jeff Wentworth, as well as the Director and General Counsel of the Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee. In these capacities, Katie worked closely with other legislative offices, government agencies, and interested parties on a wide variety of issues related to state government and the legislative process. In addition to her time at the Capitol, Katie has also worked as an associate attorney at Winstead, PC, and Drenner & Golden, Stuart, Wolff, LLC.
Since beginning her professional career, Katie has demonstrated a passion for the non-profit community in Austin. In addition to serving in various leadership roles for The Junior League of Austin, Katie has also served as a member of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Board, Seton’s The Fifty, and Dell Children’s Council. Katie is also a member the Real Estate Council of Austin. She is a past member of the 2012 Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy and the 2009 Real Estate Council of Austin Leadership Development Class. Katie is a founding member of Engage ATX, an organization focused on educating and mobilizing Austin’s young professional community to actively participate in local government issues and political processes.
On a personal note, Katie and her husband, Chris have three children, Bo, Ellie and Parker. Katie is a 2006 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, and she holds a BA from The University of Texas, where she served as student body president from 2002-2003.