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
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
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 (www.collaborativedivorceaustin.com) 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (60%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017

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About Amie Rodnick

Admitted: 1979, Texas

Honors and Awards:

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

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010
  • Licensed Broker, Texas Real Estate Commission, 1983 –present

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board president, Verde Valley School Foundation, 2017
  • Board member and past president, Verde Valley School, Sedona, Arizona, 2011
  • Member, Town & Gown Club
  • Fellow, Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation (TCWLA)
  • Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Austin Yacht Club, Austin Skiers
  • Delegate, Texas State Democratic Convention
  • Past Chair, City of Rollingwood Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Former two term Member City Council, City of Rollingwood
  • Past Chair, Sierra Club Committee on Political Education, Central Texas Chapter
  • Past Member of Board of Directors of Central Texas Civil Liberties Union, Inc. and Central Texas Civil Liberties Foundation, Inc.
  • 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
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Past Volunteer, Family Eldercare Volunteer Guardian Program
  • Volunteer, AIDS Services of Austin, Capital Area Legal Project
  • Current Board of Directors, Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation, 1996 to Present
  • Past Member and Treasurer, Eanes Talented and Gifted Association
  • Past Board Member (Treasurer), Advocates for Eanes School, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Eanes Education Foundation; President (1999-2000), Treasurer (1997-1999)
  • Member, City of Rollingwood Planning and Zoning Commission (2008- 2012); Chair (2009-2012)
  • Meals on Wheels volunteer and Former Board President, 1984-present
  • Trustee, Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund, Inc., 1984 – present
  • Volunteer Mentor, Travis County Bar Association mentor program, 1995 – 1999
  • Texas Family Law Foundation Legislation Review Committee, 2009 & 2013
  • Board Member and President, Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund
  • Former Board Member, Austin Lawyer Referral Service
  • Volunteer Mediator, Domestic Violence Clinic at UT Law
  • Volunteer mediator, Travis County and Williamson County Settlement Week
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

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

Representative Clients:

  • Because my clients are individuals who wish their privacy respected, I do not list their names here. However, on my website I have numerous unsolicited testimonials from clients whose names have been identified only to the State Bar Advertising Committee to determine they are authentic.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Have served on the City of Rollingwood Planning Commission as Chair and on the Rollingwood City Council. Have served as board president of the following organizations: Meals on Wheels, Travis County Women Lawyers Scholarship Fund, Verde Valley School, Verde Valley School Foundation, and Eanes Education Foundation.

Educational Background:

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

Industry Groups

  • TMCA; Texas Board Of Legal Specialization (Family Law); Collaborative Divorce Texas And Austin
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Office Location for Amie Rodnick

507 W 7th St
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-477-2226

 

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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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