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Lea C. Noelke

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Lea

Learn Lea’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    85%

    43 years

  2. Child custody
    10%
    Career exclusively devoted to divorce and custody matters. Extensive trial experience; over 25 years of experience as a first- chair litigator in family law matters.

    43 years

  3. Family
    5%

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Location

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

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Regan | April 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional
Lee was recommended to me by a friend, and I hired Lee several years ago for a consultation. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2012
Excellent Ethical Attorney
Lea is both an excellent attorney, but is also one of the most ethical and honest individuals I've ever met.
Posted by Tiffany | November 20, 2011
An Attorney Who's Tough but Full of Integrity
I met with Mr. Noelke after trying collaboration for six months. He "got" my story within the first 5 minutes of our meeting. He is a person who is not only experienced, honest, and full of integrity but also tough when he needs to be. I trust his counsel as a professional and as a friend. He made me feel comfortable with the divorce process and made sure I was prepared for court. He has a wonderful team who makes you feel like the most important client in the firm and is wonderfully supportive and responsive. He and his firm are well respected at the courthouse. If you want an ethical attorney who gets the results you expect to receive, hire Lea Noelke.
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Posted by mdl | January 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
brutal
I had a consultation with Lea. My case was severe. I was married to a misogynist who who had a mistress, a girlfriend, did craigslist hookups, involved in male/female threeways and weekly visited prostitutes who were only one level above street walker. We were self-employed and I needed to preserve income and the business. I also had a young teenager to protect. Lea listened and asked questions for two hours. At the end, he was gruff and brutal. He told me that his retainer would be $20,000 and that I should plan to spend up to a $100,000 for my divorce even though our income and assets did not reflect these types of fees. He told me I had been a stupid woman for being a stay at home mom and working in the business with my husband instead of having a career. He said I should be satisfied with whatever my husband would want to give me, even if it was only a small percentage of our estate. He advised me to get any job I could and look for a cheap place to live. He said the evidence I had of hotels, phone records, prostitute apartments and computer craigslist screen shots meant nothing if I had not caught my husband in the actual sexual act. The manner in which he concluded the appointment, his brusque, insensitive behavior made me feel abused once again. He charged me $750 for this appointment.
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Response from Lea Noelke January 26, 2017
Everything I know about any client matter is confidential and protected by the attorney client privilege. Because of State Bar rules, I cannot admit even knowing the person who made these comments and, consequently, cannot respond publicly. If you want more information about me or how I practice law, please go to my website at http://www.nems-law.com/30/Lea-C--Noelke.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP
  • 2008 - Present
  • Owner
  • Noelke English Prescott
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Owner
  • Noelke and English
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Lea Noelke
  • 1981 - 1998
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Education

  • Antioch School of Law
  • 1981

Associations

  • Volunteer Legal Services
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Family Law Section President
  • 1996 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Travis County Judicial District Court
  • Family Law Docket Committee
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • President
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • President
  • N/A
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Family Law
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Joseph H. Hart Award
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Austin
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyer, Family Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • AV: Highst Legal Ablity and General-Ethincal Standards
  • Martindale- Hubbell
  • N/A
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Texas Paralegal Journal
  • Conservatorship and Possession of Children
  • 2014
  • Austin Bar Association Continuing Education
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • 2012
  • 25th Annual Advanced Litigation Seminar
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Divorce
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Luncheon
  • Enforceability of Buy-Sell Agreements in Divorce Litigation
  • 2011
  • VLS Divorce Basics Seminar
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • 2010
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • The Art of Negotiation
  • 2010
  • VLS Divorce Basics Seminar
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • 2009
  • Estate Planning & Probate Luncheon
  • Characterization and Tracing: Divorce Style
  • 2009
  • 25th Annual Advanced Litigation Update
  • Intellectual Property in Divorce
  • 2009
  • VLS Divorce Basics Seminar
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • 2008
  • Family Law Luncheon
  • ABSs of Family Law: Utilizing Support Staff
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Lea
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledge, experienced and professional."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lea has the experience, as well as excellent legal ability and trial skills necessary to handle the most complex of cases. He is a pleasure to work with when he represents the other side. He doesn't let the children get lost in the process of getting the parents disentangled, which is a trait I very much admire."

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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Lea C. Noelke
Lea C. Noelke
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX