Michele L. Locke


Michele has 22 years of experience as a Family Law Attorney.  Some of her experience comes from her time as a former Associate Family Court Judge.  Michele left the Family Law bench in 2016 and returned to private practice to continue her passion in family law litigation. 

Her expansive history includes overseeing a Domestic Violence Court as an Associate Court Judge, specializing in Protective Order Applications, divorce, custody, child support enforcement, and other family law matters that arose out of those Protective Orders. 

Michele also led the Child Protective Services Court, addressing child abuse. 

Prior to becoming a Judge, Michele ran a successful family law practice where she represented clients in all types of highly contested matters. In her present role Michele Locke is recognized as a thought-leader in her field, driven by a deeply personal mission. She is committed to helping her clients unravel the complexities of the court system, offering educational support to her clients who find it daunting. 

Michele's passion since before law school has been family law. As a child of divorce, step-mother of two girls, and a mother to three boys, Michele understands all too well the dynamics and complexities that arise in a family law case.


Divorce (Contested and Uncontested) 

Divorce with Business Interests

Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Child Custody

Child Support

Child Abuse

Separate Property Claims

Informal Marriages (Common Law Marriage)

Family Law

Domestic Violence

Stalking and Harassment

Same-sex Relationships

Honors and Awards

Texas Super Lawyer Rising Stars: 2006 

Super Lawyers: 2023

The Best Lawyers in America Award: 2024 Family Law & Family Law Mediation


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas J.D.

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

​​Bar Admissions

Texas U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Williamson County Bar Association 

Austin Bar Association; Family Law Selection 

Travis County Bar Association 

Inns of Court


Juan Diaz

Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Juan Diaz has been a family law paralegal since 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in International Relations and Legal Studies, a Paralegal Certificate from the University of Texas at Austin, and is board-certified in the area of family law.

He is passionate about assisting clients during difficult times, whether by drafting case-related paperwork or assisting in trials.

When not working, Juan enjoys singing and playing music around town. Juan is a native Austinite.