Amie Rodnick

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Law Offices of Amie Rodnick
 | 507 W 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-477-2226
Fax: 512-477-2126
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%)
    Attorney Profile

    Amie Rodnick is the founder of the Law Office of Amie Rodnick in Austin, Texas, where she focuses her practice exclusively on family law and other related matters. A highly rated attorney with over 38 years of legal experience, Ms. Rodnick strives to help her clients resolve their disputes in the most amicable and cost-effective ways possible by using mediation, collaboration and cooperation instead of costly litigation.

    In 1990, Ms. Rodnick received her certification in family law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a Cedentialed Distinguished Mediator through the TMCA, and she holds the distinction of being the only family law attorney in the Austin area to hold both these credentials. She is a charter member of Collaborative Divorce Texas.

    After graduating with honors from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975, Ms. Rodnick returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 1978. The following year, the State Bar of Texas admitted her to practice, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

    Fully committed to her practice, Ms. Rodnick has served on the boards and committees of several professional legal organizations devoted to family and collaborative law. She currently serves as president for Collaborative Divorce Austin ( and is the former president for Central Texas Collaborative Family Lawyers (now merged into the former organization). She is active with the family law and women and the law sections of both the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association, and she is a member of several other professional associations as well, including Travis County Women Lawyers and the Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund.

    In addition to practicing law, Ms. Rodnick serves her community by volunteering with various local and regional charitable and nonprofit organizations. She has published articles and delivered numerous speeches on a variety of topics related to family law and alternative dispute resolution, and she holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Family Law
    • 40%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Arbitration, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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    White Papers

  • Collaborative Law - What the Clients Think (2019) - Extensive survey of collaborative clients in Central Texas - presented data analysis to Austin Bar Association.

  • About Amie Rodnick

    Admitted: 1979, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • Advancement of Women's Interests, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 2014
    • M-H Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers
    • Who’s Who In American Law
    • Outstanding Young Women of America
    • President's Special Award, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 1996
    • Super Lawyer, 2017
    • Who’s Who in America
    • AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, 1993-present
    • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, TMCA, 2013-pesent
    • Who’s Who of American Women

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010
    • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, TMCA

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, District 9 Grievance Committee (2003-2009) Panel Chair (2008-2009); Panel chair, first statewide panel
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • Chair, Board of Directors, Family Law Section, Travis County Bar Association (2000-2001); Vice Chair and Program Director (1999- 2000), director 1997-2001
    • Texas Association of Mediators, 1993 - Present
    • Editorial Advisory Board, James Publishing, Inc., Santa Ana, CA, 1998-2000
    • Fellow, Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Committee on visitation guidelines, Travis County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1990-1991
    • Fellow, Texas College of Collaborative Law
    • State Bar of Texas
    • President, Collaborative Divorce Austin, 2016-present
    • Western District of Texas
    • Visiting Committee, UT Department of Psychology, 2001 – 2005
    • Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA), 2013 - Present
    • Supervised Visitation Committee, Travis County Juvenile Board, 2000-2001
    • Charter member, Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2001- present
    • Chair, Legislative Issues Subcommittee of Family Law Section, Travis County Bar Association, 1991-1993
    • Williamson County Bar Association
    • Treasurer, Travis County Women Lawyers Association, 1982-1983
    • Chair, Family Law Section, Travis County Bar Association (now Austin Bar Association), 2001
    • Southern District of Texas
    • President, Central Texas Collaborative Family Lawyers, 2001-2011
    • Texas Association of Attorney – Mediators, 1999 - Present
    • Secretary, Board of Directors, Austin Association of Attorney-Mediators, 2001-2002
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 1990 to present
    • Board Member, Lawyer Referral Service, Travis County Bar Association, 1995-1999
    • Family Law, Women and the Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas & Austin Bar Association
    • Vice President, Bastrop County Bar Association, 1987-1988
    • Northern District of Texas

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Board Member, Austin Lawyer Referral Service
    • Past Chair, Sierra Club Committee on Political Education, Central Texas Chapter
    • Volunteer Mentor, Travis County Bar Association mentor program, 1995 – 1999
    • Delegate, Texas State Democratic Convention
    • Member, City of Rollingwood Planning and Zoning Commission (2008- 2012 and 2019); Chair (2009-2012)
    • Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
    • Past Member and Treasurer, Eanes Talented and Gifted Association
    • Board member and past president, Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, 2011
    • Past Volunteer, Family Eldercare Volunteer Guardian Program
    • Volunteer Mediator, Domestic Violence Clinic at UT Law
    • Past Member of Board of Directors of Central Texas Civil Liberties Union, Inc. and Central Texas Civil Liberties Foundation, Inc.
    • Texas Family Law Foundation Legislation Review Committee, 2009 & 2013
    • Past Chair, City of Rollingwood Planning and Zoning Commission
    • Meals on Wheels volunteer and Former Board President, 1984-present
    • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Past Board Member (Treasurer), Advocates for Eanes School, Inc.
    • Member, Town & Gown Club
    • Volunteer, AIDS Services of Austin, Capital Area Legal Project
    • Volunteer mediator, Travis County and Williamson County Settlement Week
    • Member, Board of Directors of United Austin for the Elderly (Meals on Wheels and More); Vice-President: 1986-1897, President 1987-1989; Past Chair, Endowment committee, nominating committee. Advisory Board Member, 1991- present, Substitute volunteer 1984-present
    • Board Member and President, Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund
    • Former two term Member City Council, City of Rollingwood
    • Trustee, Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund, Inc., 1984 – present
    • Member, Austin Yacht Club, Austin Skiers
    • Board of Directors, Eanes Education Foundation; President (1999-2000), Treasurer (1997-1999)
    • Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation (TCWLA)
    • Board President, Verde Valley School Foundation
    • Current Board of Directors, Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, 1996 to Present
    • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services
    • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Presentations to Travis County Domestic Relations Office on collaborative law and legislative updates, August, 2003 and October, 2003
    • Williamson County Bar Association brown bag seminar on collaborative law, March 2001
    • Central Texas Attorney-Mediators breakfast seminar on collaborative law, March 2001
    • Moderator, Divorce Basics Seminar, December 2000
    • Speaker – Texas Association of Domestic Relations Offices – Case Law Update, November 2000
    • Panelist, “HIV and AIDS – Related Privacy Issues”, seminar sponsored by AIDS Services of Austin Capital Area Legal Project, November 2000
    • Speaker – “How to Obtain Information off the Internet; What is Private and What is Public”, Family Law Section, Travis County Bar Assn., May 2000
    • Panelist – “Supervised Visitation”, Travis County bar seminar, February 2000
    • Speaker – “Handling Difficult Clients”, sponsored by Lawyer Referral Service, May 1998
    • Panelist – Mediation, Family Law Grab Bag Seminar, April, 1998
    • Speaker, “The evolution of fathers’ rights in child custody cases”, Town & Gown Club, October 1997
    • Panelist and speaker, Joint session of Estate Planning and Probate and Family Law Sections of the Travis County Bar Association “Jurisdiction of the Probate Courts and District Courts”, 1997
    • Facilitator, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, 1996
    • Panelist, Mediation Conference, Concordia College, 1995
    • Speaker, National Business Institute seminar “Child Custody in Texas,” 1993
    • Speaker, National Business Institute seminars “Family Law in Texas “, 1992
    • Speaker, Title IV-D Masters Conference, Austin, Texas, 1992
    • Speaker, Governor’s Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, 1991
    • Panelist, Presentation on Texas Family Code, Shoal Creek Hospital, 1992
    • Speaker, Family Law Section of Travis County Bar, June & October, 1991
    • Seminar Faculty, Management Assistance Program, Funding Information Center (now Nonprofit Resource Center), San Antonio, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1991
    • Seminar Faculty, Texas Nonprofit Institute, University of Houston, 1993
    • Author, Article – “Handling Difficult Clients,” Half Moon Publications
    • Speaker, Austin Bar Association
    • Co-author, “Child Custody in Texas,” National Business Institute, Inc.
    • Speaker, Association Of Attorney-Mediators
    • Speaker at Association of Attorney-Mediators conference on follow up surveys using Survey Monkey, 2015
    • Co-author, “Family Law in Texas,” National Business Institute, Inc.
    • Speaker at Association of Attorney-Mediators conference on high conflict mediations, 2013
    • Association of Attorney mediators roundtable on difficult family law mediations, 2013
    • Panel Moderator, Travis County Bench-Bar Seminar on personality disorders and high conflict litigants, April, 2008
    • Speaker, Travis County Bench-Bar Seminar on Identity Theft, April, 2008
    • Seminar presentation with written materials on handling high conflict mediations with tricky ethical considerations to annual conference of Texas Association of Attorney-Mediators, November, 2006
    • Speech with written materials to Travis County Courthouse employees through National Business Institute on family law practices and procedures, June, 2006
    • Speech with written materials to Austin Bar Association Family Law Section on safeguarding client privacy with respect to publicly filed documents, December, 2005

    Educational Background:

    • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1972
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1978
    • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with honors, May 1975

    Industry Groups

    • TMCA; Texas Board Of Legal Specialization (Family Law); Collaborative Divorce Austin
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    507 W 7th St
    Austin, TX 78701

    Phone: 512-477-2226

    Fax: 512-477-2126

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