“I’ve never done a divorce for a couple who danced together.” – Pat English
Lea was an Austin trial lawyer from 1981 to 2022. Lea founded the firm with Pat English in 1998.
Lea graduated in 1977 from the University of Texas at Austin with an Honors degree in Plan II, and went on to earn his law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Lea married his wife Holly in 1981, and together they have two children and five grandchildren.
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What Clients Say About Lea C. Noelke
“Lea is both an excellent attorney, but is also one of the most ethical and honest individuals I’ve ever met. “
“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.”
“Our divorce was very complicated in regards to assets and child custody with multiple business interests and three kids to think about. Lea is very thoughtful for both sides even though he is representing one side. This is very important in my opinion in regards a successful collaborative divorce. Lea and his staff make a very difficult situation go smoothly.”
“Lea was the perfect attorney for me. He has a superior knowledge of family law. He was especially helpful to me in discussions about my children and about my finances. He is remarkably sensitive and astute regarding the strong emotional issues experienced by divorcing couples. Yet he was tough when toughness was called for. Lea’s ethics are above reproach…He treated me with dignity and respect, and this is something that I have carried forward into my new life and something for which I am profoundly and eternally grateful.”
“Would I refer others to Lea Noelke? Absolutely! I was so impressed with his ethics! Lea is a fine man with high ethical standards.”
“I have dealt with several family law attorneys over the years. Lea’s is the only firm that I recommend to others. Lea Noelke and his entire staff elevate themselves against others in many ways. The first time I met with Lea, I realized that I had the right group. The firm exceeded all my expectations in resolving my legal issues in an ethical manner. Their expertise of the law was obvious during the entire process. They were always prepared and always made the right decisions. Most important, every single person associated with my case treated me with genuine care and concern. As individuals they are some of the highest quality people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, in any aspect of life. I am grateful to them for their services and blessed to have them as my attorneys.”
“Lea is well respected and has a great reputation for his approach to family law. Lea helped make a difficult time easier, and I would highly recommend his firm to others.”
“Lea Noelke represented me in a Collaborative Law divorce, and it was a very positive experience. The collaborative approach worked out well for us; we ended up with a good settlement that was fair and principled. Lea was very timely in keeping the process moving along; I was pleased to have the divorce finalized within 6 months. Lea gave me all the attention that I needed, and he was very ethical and principled. I would readily refer others to him; in fact I already have.”
“I have already referred three people to Lea Noelke since my divorce was final eight weeks ago. I found Lea and his legal assistant, Diane, to be focused, conscientious and compassionate about the people they represent. Their personal concern for me and my children came through in phone conversations, emails and client meetings. I work at a law firm with great attorneys; I know what it takes to be a good lawyer and to service your client. Lea Noelke is a skilled and ethical lawyer. His knowledge, experience and compassion are reflected in the quality of his work. Lea is chameleon-like; he molds his personality to meet the needs of the client, the opposing counsel, and the opposing party. I found it was very important to have a lawyer who can think on his feet and be flexible.”