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Judith Ellen Bryant

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1987
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Judith

Learn Judith’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Litigated divorce Complex property and business issues

    61 years

  2. Child custody

    36 years

  3. Family

    36 years

  4. Marriage and prenuptials
    Pre-marital Agreements Post-marital Agreements


  • Litigation since 1987
  • Complex property and business issues


  • Child custody and parenting plans
  • Litigated divorce
  • Complicated estates
  • Premarital and postmarital property agreements

Contact Judith

Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
901 S. Mopac Expressway
Barton Oaks Plaza II, Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78746


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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Judith Bryant is an Outstanding Attorney with a Great Team
This was the most difficult experience of my life but Judith Bryant and her team made me feel empowered throughout the divorce proceedings and helped me to understand the new bright future that lied ahead. I was surprised with divorce papers by my wife of 12 years. I was totally caught off guard, scared and unsure of where to go and what I should do. A committed father of two, kicked out of my home, unsure of myself and the future that lied ahead I was luckily referred to Ms. Bryant and several other well known attorneys by a prominent family in Austin. From my initial meeting with Judith I could tell that she was different. Unlike some of the other well know Divorce Attorney’s in town Judith wanted to speak to me directly and scheduled my initial appoint within hours of my first call. From that meeting and throughout the divorce process Judith always made me feel like I was her only client. This was not a divorce case with millions of dollars in funds or assets but that didn’t make a difference to Ms. Bryant. Judith was always one step ahead of my wife’s attorneys. That is probably why my wife had to have 3 attorneys in a 5 month timeframe. She was tough when she needed to be and often worked to manage my wife and her attorneys to keep me calm and help me through the process. Judith is well educated and speaks from experience allowing her to push for your best interest while setting appropriate expectations. She will pull you out of the drama and noise by helping you understand what is important. She is an ethical person who keeps your financials in-mind throughout the case helping you understand the cost vs. value within your divorce and strategy. Judith Bryant will be a friend that stands by your side, a coach when you need one and a tough lawyer when she has to be or needs to be. Divorce is not easy and it's tough no matter what the situation. There is no winning, however, I received the custody I wanted and the portion of the estate I deserved thanks to the amazing work of Judith Bryant and her team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
Dark days no more
If you are reading this review you have possibly found yourself distressed over many complex issues and should consult an attorney. In the meantime I write this to bring calm, relief and to ensure you there is light. I found myself in days past that were very dark and I interviewed numerous attorneys searching for a glimmer while contemplating a multi-decade marriage on the fast track to divorce. From A to Z I searched, even the firms that boast of protecting men's rights, and others that offer ridiculously low cost while they file paperwork and leave it up to oneself to build, advocate or even defend their own case, but after meeting Judith I knew she was the attorney that could reclaim my life and shine light back on my future. From day one, Judith was able to put my chaotic situation into clear perspective and drew up an aggressive plan, in an easy to understand format, while assuring me I would one day wake from this dark nightmare. Initially and very confused, I imagined a standard or routine divorce where two people fell out of love, split what they acquired together and went their separate ways peacefully. Is there such a thing? I still can't answer that and not quite sure I want to test a second go of it. I have to say my divorce was special, or again, maybe routine. To describe it, my divorce was ugly, lengthy, complicated and bitterly contested at every stage. Judith took immediate understanding, remained steadfast throughout the process, was able to navigate the muddy waters, circumvent foreseeable conflicts, articulate solutions, while remaining professional, diligent and conscientious to me, seemingly but not, her sole client. Judith maintained an open calming dialog, solicited my concerns and worked hard to gain the desired results for me and my children. Judith is a proven and successful litigator which brought comfort in my decision not to skimp or hire the paper pushers that claimed to practice family law only to look confused over courtroom decorum, or needed directions to the courthouse if an agreement could not be made through mediation or over attorney teleconference. Judith has all the qualities one should look for in a legal representative especially when dealing with sensitive family law issues that if not properly represented can have long term and adverse effects on multiple futures. Others have asked and I always answer. Don't assume everything will be cordial, hope for the best, plan for the worst, don't skimp on your future. Judith was the Best money I ever spent and worth more than I paid. #Newlife
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Judith is an outstanding lawyer. She worked diligently to help me through my divorce. Her expert knowledge was an incredible asset. My divorce was not an easy one by any means, and she won me a victory in a very long, complicated, drawn out legal battle. Through the process, I always felt as though I was her top priority. She is quick, efficient, honest and a fighter. I have recommended her to friends and coworkers and they have been very happy with her as well. I could not be more pleased with her services. --
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  • Hourly Rates $ 375-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Noelke English Maples St. Leger Blair, LLP
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Jenkins Gilchrist
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Shapiro Edens & Cook
  • 1987 - 1991
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1987
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983


  • Austin Bar Association, Mentoring Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • Accountant-Lawyer Alliance
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Junior Austin Womens Club
  • N/A
  • Women's Symphony League
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2012


  • Texas Paralegal Journal
  • Top Five Things Clients Do To Hurt Their Case
  • 2014
  • Austin Bar Association Continuing Education
  • Buy-Sell Agreements (co-author with Lea Noelke)
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Women's Luncheon
  • How to Stay married from a Divorce Attorney's Perspective
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Endorse Judith
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Judith is attentive and committed to her cases. Her professionalism is appreciated and respected in our community."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very professional, very knowledgeable and did a great job for her client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Judith in this legal community for years, and have always found her to be very competent and professional, and always looking out for her client's best interests. I would recommend her."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Judith Ellen Bryant
Judith Ellen Bryant
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 35 years