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Michele L. Locke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Coldwell Bowes, L.L.P.
1510 San Antonio
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-472-2040
Fax: 512-472-2030
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006
Licensed in Texas Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with the Coldwell | Bowes, L.L.P., law firm in Austin, Texas, Michele Locke focuses her practice exclusively on family law. Throughout her 15-year legal career, Ms. Locke has served a number of roles. In addition to managing a successful private practice and being a shareholder in another area law firm, she also served as associate court judge for a domestic violence court in El Paso County as well as for the county's child protective services court.

Having returned to private practice, Ms. Locke continues to represent individuals and families facing tough and emotional family law matters. A tireless advocate, Ms. Locke devotes her time and resources to provide the compassionate, dependable assistance and support her clients need when dealing with legal challenges involving any of the following:

·         Contested and uncontested divorce

·         Divorce with business interests

·         Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

·         Child custody and support

·         Separate property claims

·         Informal marriages

·         Domestic violence

·         Stalking and harassment

·         Child abuse

·         Same-sex relationships

A 1999 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Locke obtained her Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2002. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted her to practice, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Fully committed to her practice, she is involved with several professional legal organizations. Along with being a member of the family law section of the Austin Bar Association, she is also a member of the Williamson County Bar Association and the Travis County Bar Association, among several others.

An accomplished author and speaker, Ms. Locke has published articles and conducted numerous lectures on a variety of legal topics related to family law.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2006

About Michele L. Locke

First Admitted: 2002, Texas

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Educational Background

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., Finance


  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Inns of Court


  • “There is truly not a better family lawyer than Michele Locke. She is more knowledgeable on the law, more effective in the courtroom, and more deserving of the title of Super Lawyer than anyone I have interacted with in my time as a practicing lawyer.”
  • “Michele is hands down one of the best family lawyers in Austin. She is extremely talented in the courtroom and is highly respected among her peers.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Michele L. Locke

1510 San Antonio
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-472-2040

Fax: 512-472-2030

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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