Rose Kanusky

Of Counsel | San Antonio

Rose Kanusky is of counsel in the San Antonio office. For more than 25 years, she served her clients as trial and appellate counsel. Since 2015, Rose has focused her practice on local elections, annually advising approximately 35 local governments regarding legalities, logistics, and ethical considerations inherent in the conduct of local elections, primarily bond and tax elections. Rose has argued and briefed cases in state and federal courts on a wide range of topics, including those related to the electoral process.

Highlights & Notable Transactions

  • Provided advice on hundreds of elections for schools, cities, counties, and other governmental entities.
  • Successfully defended election contests.
  • Successfully prosecuted lawsuits and appeals validating public securities.

Professional & Community Affiliations

State Bar of Texas

Women in Public Finance

San Antonio Bar Association

King William Association

Association of Traditional Rug Hooking Artists

Articles & Speeches

Author: Texas Municipal Election Law Manual (6th Edition)

Speaker: City Bond Elections: Extra Hoops and Hurdles, Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Frisco, Texas

Panelist: School Bond Elections from Every Angle, Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards, Dallas, Texas

Panelist: Let’s Talk Bond Elections: Process from Different Perspectives, Women in Public Finance, San Antonio, Texas

Co-author with O. Rey Rodriguez and Mark Emery, “Hall’s Standards of Review in Texas,” 42 St. Mary’s L.J. 3


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1994 (cum laude)

Our Lady of the Lake University, B.A., 1988 (summa cum laude)


Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2018 – 2021

San Antonio’s Best Appellate Lawyers, S.A. Scene, Scene Publications, LLC, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2020