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Attorney Michele Locke | Zinda Law Group

Michele Locke

FORMER ASSOCIATE COURT JUDGE El Paso County, Texas 65th District Court

Michele Locke is a former Associate Court Judge that has returned to private practice to continue pursuing her passion for family law litigation.   As a Judge, Michele ran a Domestic Violence Court focusing on Protective Order Applications, divorce, custody, child support, enforcement and other family law matters.   She also ran the Child Protective Services Court during her tenure as judge.  She is knowledgeable in contested family law matters that involve issues of domestic violence, stalking, harassment, and child abuse. Her Court was a forerunner in addressing issues that related to Same-Sex relationships.

The perspective Michele gained from the bench has been invaluable to her approach to family law cases.  She is thrilled to be back in the Courtroom advocating on behalf of her clients.  

Prior to becoming a Judge, Michele ran a successful family law practice.  She handled all ranges of cases and successfully represented clients in all types of highly contested matters. She was recognized by Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation as a Texas Rising Star in 2006.

Michele is very active in the legal community and makes a point to share the insights she gathered working as a family court judge by presenting at various speaking engagements and Continuing Legal Education events. Michele’s areas of practice include Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Family Violence, and other family law matters.

Michele’s passion since 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 of divorce and the impact divorce has on the families undergoing these tumultuous times.

Michele understands how important each case is to every individual client. She prides herself on communicating clearly with her clients through every step of their case. She ensures they understand the strategy that will be employed and what options are available. Michele takes her role as a client advocate and litigator very seriously.


  • Texas Tech University, J.D.
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A. Finance

Practice Areas:

Professional Licenses:

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Western District of Texas

Professional Memberships:

  • Austin Bar Association; Family Law Section
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Travis County Bar Association

Professional Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters Corporation, Texas Rising Star 2006

Client Testimonials

“Exceptional, Top-Notch Attorney”


“I was impressed with Mrs. Locke’s legal guidance, candor and accomplishments. My divorce was unique with a few surprises along the way, but she handled each in stride by clearly explaining the legal options/potential consequences I faced regarding custody. I was quite satisfied with the final settlement we reached. Michele’s experience as a former judge is extremely valuable. She’s seen it all. She’s bold, caring and can handle any curveball thrown at her. I would definitely use her services again.”

-Former Client

“Helpful and Knowledgeable”


“Mrs Locke has helped me with my case. She was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the law. I highly recommend her. She will guide you every step of the way.”

-Former Client

“Kind and Caring, Reassuring”


“Michelle Locke advised me on my custody case and gave me the peace of mind I was looking for. She talked me through what I needed to do and gave me knowledge that empowered me. She did all of this with a kind and caring heart that was reassuring.”

-Former Client