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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1981||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2012|
|Joseph H. Hart Award||Volunteer Legal Services of Austin||2012|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2011|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2009|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2007|
|Best Lawyer, Family Law||Best Lawyers in America||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Board Certified - Family Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||N/A|
|AV: Highst Legal Ablity and General-Ethincal Standards||Martindale- Hubbell||N/A|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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||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|
|Texas Paralegal Journal||Conservatorship and Possession of Children||2014|
|Texas Bar Journal||Children's Involvement in Divorce||2014|
|Austin Bar Association Continuing Education||Buy-Sell Agreements||2012|
|Austin Bar Association website||Characterization and Tracing: Divorce Style||2009|
|25th Annual Advanced Litigation Seminar||Intellectual Property Issues in Divorce||2009|
|Austin Bar Association||Utilizing Support Staff||2006|
|Antioch School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1981|
|Austin Bar Continuing Education Luncheon||Case Law and Analysis of Buy Sell Agreements||2012|
|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|
Posted by mdl
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.
Posted by anonymous
Lea is both an excellent attorney, but is also one of the most ethical and honest individuals I've ever met.
Posted by Tiffany
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.