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Lea C. Noelke
Patricia A. English
Keith D. Maples
Andrea (Andi) St. Leger
Audrey J. Blair
Judith E. Bryant
Sam D. Colletti
Bonnie N. (Nikki) Hudman
Hillery R. Kaplan
Noelke English Maples St. Leger Blair, L.L.P.

 
 

Lea C. Noelke

"Lea is both an excellent attorney, but is also one of the most ethical and honest individuals I've ever met. "
     — Client of Lea Noelke (name withheld by request)

"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."
    — Tiffany, a Divorce client

"Lea 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 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."   
     — Client of Lea Noelke (name withheld by request)

  “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.”
     — Client of Lea Noelke (name withheld by request)

     “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. In my particular case, he advised me not to press certain issues because it would have cost me more in legal fees than I stood to gain. I felt he had my best interest paramount at all times. He was looking out for me, and he never would have taken advantage of me during this difficult time in my life. I will always count him as a supporter and a friend.
     Lea didn't impose a cookie-cutter approach to our negotiations and our ultimate settlement. He was tuned into the realities of my personal strengths and fears. I trusted him totally because I knew that he had my best interest at heart. In the end, Lea helped me achieve a workable and fair settlement, which has paved the way for a positive and healthy post-divorce relationship with my ex-husband. This is something for which I am profoundly grateful, because it is such a positive thing for our children.
     I would give Lea and his assistant, Diane Reed, an A+ for responsiveness. From the moment I first spoke with Diane, I knew that she was someone who would make sure my needs were met and would follow up competently and responsibly on anything that related to my case. I trusted Diane completely, as I did Lea. They make a great team. Everyone in the office — from the attorneys to the receptionist — treated me with professionalism and sensitivity.
     Lea took a strong negotiating stance on issues that were very important to me, and I am very happy with the result. He advised me well on where to bend and where to stand firm. I think our settlement was fair, and I emerged from the entire process with a newfound sense of confidence in myself that has been a very positive thing in my co-parenting relationship with my former husband. Lea 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.”
     — Ellen Jockusch

     “Would I refer others to Lea Noelke? Absolutely! I was so impressed with his ethics! Lea is a fine man with high ethical standards.”
     — NEMS client (name withheld by request)

     “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.”
     — Mark Herzer

     “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.”
     — NEMS client (name withheld by request)

     “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.”
     — NEMS client (name withheld by request)

     “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, e-mails 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.
     Lea and his staff were responsive to my needs even though I wasn't the biggest fish in the pond. When you are going through a life-changing situation, you want to make sure everyone is focused on the needs of your children. You want to be treated like you are the only client they have. Lea and Diane always made sure they were presenting me with all the options, and they would counsel me on their thoughts, but the decision was always mine to make — as it should be.
     I think Lea did the very best job he could do for me and my children. If you come out of the divorce process not being bitter, then you have won.
     — Client of Lea Noelke (name withheld by request)
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Patricia A. English

     “As a former client, I would most definitely recommend Patricia English. I always felt that she made my case and needs a priority. Family law requires technical know-how, and Pat is extremely well-versed in all legal technicalities. She is very detail oriented, and she prepares a case in an ethical and results-oriented manner.
     I have had the pleasure — and sometimes displeasure — of dealing with a number of attorneys. If you've ever had to hire an attorney, you may know how terrible it feels to be put on the back burner and to never have your calls returned. This is not the case with Pat. She and her staff are prompt and take the time to answer questions and discuss strategy.
     Pat is extremely ethical and always puts her clients' interests above her own interests. Even opposing counsel finds her forthright. Don't let her mild manner and petite frame fool you — she is a force to be reckoned with.
     I am absolutely happy with the results Pat achieved for me. Not only did I chalk up a win (including being awarded full custody of our child) but I didn't have to pay through the nose to get rid of the ‘ex.”
     — Melinda Ballard

     “Patricia English is the first person I think of when asked for the name of a family law attorney. I admire her intelligence, ability, and professionalism, based on knowing her for over 30 years. Because of her long experience in family law, she is able to provide a valuable perspective on the situation and to explain various options, including collaborative divorce. The friends to whom I have recommended her have been pleased with her work on their behalf. I can’t recommend her ability and ethical approach highly enough.”
     — Valerie Dunnam

     “My experience with Patricia English was very positive. Her manner was extremely professional and comforting during a difficult time. Her knowledge and experience in the area of family law was readily apparent, and her ethical conduct was without question. She and her staff were always available to me, even at the odd times necessitated by my schedule. The outcome was the best it could have been, under the circumstances. I have already recommended her to others.”
     — Margaret Thompson M.D.
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Keith D. Maples

"Keith Maples: competence relating to my children’s special needs.
     I am the mother of three children with special needs. Divorce proceedings taught me that an attorney that does not understand disabilities can cause family hardship for years. My ex-husband and I have been back to court twice since then. After my first stressful experience, I sought an attorney that understood family law and disabilities. I was referred to many people. But every referral, every possibility led to a dead-end. No one had the knowledge or skills to help me, until I somehow found my way to Keith Maples’ office. For the first time in years of searching, struggling, and trying to explain our situation, I felt heard, understood, and, most importantly, not alone. Keith knows the complexities of Texas law concerning disabilities. He understands the vulnerabilities and needs of children with disabilities. In addition, he has the courage, compassion, and integrity to fight for their well-being. Having talked to many attorneys in Central Texas, I feel confident in saying that Keith Maples knows more about special needs children than any other attorney in Central Texas. For too long, I felt I was my children’s sole advocate. Happily, Keith Maples changed all of that. I now feel the children are legally protected and in very safe hands. I feel tremendous relief and am exceedingly grateful."
     — Client of Keith Maples (name withheld by request)
 
"I want to thank [Keith] for [his] deft handling of last week's mediation... [his] approach kept the process focused on the issues of importance and the emotions in check. Although bittersweet, I am grateful that this matter is reaching closure."
     — Mediation client of Keith Maples (name withheld by request)
 
"Keith is one of the best prepared and thorough attorneys I have worked with in any category of law.  He always acted as my advocate and even a friend when I needed him in that role.  He was honest with me at all times and never took his eye off the ball.  He was able to assess the situation from all angles and had the vision to anticipate outcomes.
    In his approach to my case he always sought the best solution that could preserve the integrity of my family.  While he looked for a favorable result, he did it with full regard and respect for the ethical elements of the process.  He was a consummate professional who held me as this client accountable and never hesitated to push back in order to do the right thing.
    In my judgment, Keith's demeanor inspires confidence and trust.  Both critical when dealing with what is typically a highly stressful life event.  He is a very wise Attorney, compassionate and understanding.  And he helps provide balance and perspective to his clients when the emotional side tends to blind them.
     I felt fortunate to have had him on my side and grateful to have been sent to him.....Keith was the best lawyer I could have hoped for. He was knowledgeable, thorough and considerate. Best of all, he cared about helping me achieve an outcome that would preserve family relationships. With his help and guidance I was able to cope well and get through one of the most stressful periods of my life."
     — Alejandro (last name withheld by request)

 “Keith and his firm handled my case in a very professional, competent, ethical manner. Keith had experience as a collaborative lawyer, a litigator and a mediator. I think having had experience from all these angles gave him a well-rounded perspective on how to represent me.
     Keith is very smart. He is hard-working. He is ethical. He had a down to earth demeanor. And important to me, he had a heart with some compassion. These are qualities anyone would hope to find in their attorney. I have referred others to Keith, and I will continue to do so.
     I found Keith to be a man of high integrity. That isn’t something you find everywhere these days. I trusted him, and he was sensitive to my ups and downs as I worked through the “dark days of my divorce journey.”
     Keith is respected and well liked by his peers. I heard other attorneys praising his abilities as a fair and trusted mediator.
     — Client of Keith Maples (name withheld by request)

     “Keith did a great job of giving me a realistic picture of the entire process, whether I wanted to hear it or not. I have since recommended him multiple times for a variety of family law situations. On the outside he has a laid-back style that makes him easy to talk to....but he also has a persistent determination to stand up for you. I appreciated Keith's attempts to mediate and save as much of our estate as possible when the opposing attorney was not collaborative at all.
     Other attorneys in the firm provided invaluable advice when needed, too. Teamwork is excellent, so that when you truly need help on any given day, it is provided, period. If they needed to help me after normal business hours, they did. Divorce can be extremely emotional and everyone at this firm did an amazing job of listening to my story and allowing me to vent occasionally. I laughed at a time when laughing seemed impossible, and we worked through the process together.”
     — Client of Keith Maples (name withheld by request)
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Andrea (Andi) St. Leger

     “While going through my divorce and selecting my attorney I, by happenstance, came across Andi St. Leger and thank my lucky stars I did. My divorce was much more convoluted that I ever anticipated encompassing three separate opposing attorneys, two judges, two mediators and a plethora of other complexities. Andi was there with me every step of the way providing advice, developing the case, responding quickly, and helping to guide me in such a way that not only were my rights and desires ultimately preserved but I completed the case with a feeling that I had received extraordinary legal advice and personal guidance. I can/would unreservedly recommend Andi as your family law attorney.
     — Bob G.

     “Andi has great ethics. She prefers to try and settle things in the most amicable way possible while still advocating for her client because she knows the toll high conflict in a divorce can have on the family, especially the children. She clearly outlined for me the pros and cons and clarified the legal standards for me.
     Andi is smart, efficient and really listens.”
     — Kelley Holiday

     “Andi is always prompt in her responses to email and phone messages. Her demeanor is always calm, self-assured, and knowledgeable. Yes, I would refer others to Andi because she is obviously committed to helping others through a difficult time by making sure that they are aware of the legal implications of their choices; she is dedicated to protecting her clients from the legal pitfalls of divorce. I never doubted Andi's ethics. I think that Andi and her firm respond to the wishes of the client and do not pressure the client to have prolonged, unnecessary legal proceedings.”
     — Susan Crews Bailey

     “I have found Andi St. Leger and the firm of Noelke, English, Maples, St. Leger to be very responsive and supportive throughout the time I have worked with them. Everyone at the firm has been helpful, proactive, neutral and ready to do what needed to be done to ensure the best final outcome of my case as possible.
     Andi St. Leger is a superstar in my book. She was especially knowledgeable in the field of family law, most specifically for my case, child custody. She was able to listen to me when I was quite upset and translate what I was feeling into reasonable, actionable legal steps that would ultimately not only benefit me, but my child. I cannot stress enough the value in her listening skills and her ability not only to support [me] through challenging times, but also to keep me on track and keep us moving toward our goal.
     Andi dealt with the case with the utmost of sincerity, frankness and the highest of ethics. Even when the opposing council was throwing out what felt to us to be unfair attacks, she did not stoop to their level. In the end, we got what we wanted, with compromise of course, and I have a great trust and appreciation for Andi and what she has done for me and my family. I could have done none of this without Andi St Leger.
     Andi and Noelke, English, Maples, St Leger set themselves apart as a family law firm. They do this by providing personal, ethical and real support for people who must interface with our legal system. They are pros, every last one of them. I am blessed to have known them.
     I would highly recommend Andi St Leger as a family law attorney. I am a big fan!”
     — Jennie

     “Andi St. Leger is an amazing family lawyer and I can not say enough about my experience with her. She was always on top of everything in my case. She remembered all the information on my case over an extended period of time with constant new information coming in. Andi was always very responsive to my needs and sincerely cared about me and my son. I could always count on her to get things done with my case, including all the important details that really matter to you both before and after you are divorced. I always trusted Andi with everything, she always held the highest ethics throughout the case. I would definitely recommend Andi as a family lawyer to anyone who values experience, talent, knowledge, and exceptional service to get things done with results! Andi is just awesome!”
     — Bruce M.

     “Andi has a natural ability to relate to her clients, assess the situation and identify the needs of her client. She was always responsive to my inquiries and kept me well informed as did her staff. Andi helped educate me about the family law and how it pertained to my case. She also possesses very strong ethics and maintained her professionalism while being sensitive to me facing a difficult situation. Her expertise and professionalism were apparent in the courtroom among her peers. I hold a very high respect for Andi and for all of these reasons I confidently refer others to her.”
     — Cathy Donner
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Audrey J. Blair

  “Audrey Blair made my divorce as stress-free as possible. Her knowledge of the law and attention to detail made me feel very secure. She was extremely supportive throughout the entire process ... Both her integrity and skill are greatly appreciated.”
    — Client of Audrey Blair (name withheld by request)

"I would definitely recommend Audrey Blair ... very professional but also made me feel that she genuinely cared about me and my situation ... Audrey is very calm and she always explained what options I had to work with. She is very honest and everything she told me from the beginning is exactly what ended up happening at trial. Her experience
with judges allowed her to make family matter decisions that were the most beneficial for me.”
     — Client of Audrey Blair (name withheld by request)

"I could not have asked for a better attorney to support and represent me. Your ethics, expertise and depth-of-knowledge served me well moving through the complex system of divorce."
     — Client of Audrey Blair (name withheld by request)

"Thank you both for all your hard work! Thank you for defending me zealously in court and for all your work behind the scenes. I can't believe how far we have come since our first meeting." 
      — Client of Audrey Blair (name withheld by request)
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Judith E. Bryant

 "Noelke, English, Maples, St. Leger, LLP handled my case with class from the minute I walked through their doorway. They came highly recommended and lived up to it by graciously representing my best interest as obstacles arose throughout my divorce. Three cheers for Noelke, English, Maples, St. Leger, LLP!!!!!"
     — client of Judith Bryant (name withheld by request)

"Ms. Bryant was level-headed, fair and helpful ... Ms. Bryant not only fulfilled the tenets of her chosen profession but stepped above and beyond to soothe my fragile psyche ... I recommend Ms. Bryant and her firm most highly and without any hesitation or reservation."
     — client of Judith Bryant (name withheld by request)
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Sam D. Colletti

"Sam Colletti did an outstanding job representing me and protecting my interests during my divorce. He consistently offered me the personal attention, straight forward advice, and made sure my divorce proceeded smoothly in order to minimize any unnecessary personal as well as financial stress. Sam is exactly the type of quality representation that I was looking for. I was truly impressed with Sam's legal knowledge, attention to detail, and his ability to triage complex issues quickly and effectively. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone who is needing a divorce lawyer. "
    — client of Sam D. Colletti (name withheld by request)

"I found Sam to be very knowledgeable, professional, and ethical. He effectively guided me through the process, kept it simple and straightforward, and minimized the cost to the extent possible. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone in the unfortunate position of needing representation on family law matters."
    — Ken Smith

"Sam ... was unbeIievable. Sam ... is genuInely concerned for hIs clIents and you can see that in the way he talks to you and the tIme he takes to wrIte these formal letters, the wordIng he uses, he's just so professIonal. Sam wIll always have a specIal place in my heart, and he is more than my attorney, he is my frIend ..."
    — client of Sam D. Colletti (name withheld by request)

"Sam Colletti was very responsive to my needs, paid attention to my concerns and addressed each in a timely and professional manner. He was available when I needed to speak to him as well as patient and extremely knowledgable ... Sam Colletti is extremely ethical and a great example of someone who believes in being fair and honest to all parties involved in a divorce to prevent future issues and potential legal problems. Sam did a great job on my divorce! "
     — Kaye Bonner

"You handled my divorce with dignity and respect and for that I am grateful. ... I found it beneficial that you were able to present solutions that were well thought out and attainable. As we proceeded I was very comfortable with your ethics and your encouragement to pursue the high road. ... I would honestly recommend you and your firm to others who are in need of competent representation."
     — client of Sam D. Colletti (name withheld by request)
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Bonnie N. (Nikki) Hudman

"Ms. Hudman took the worry out of my case because I knew she would look out for my best interest, as well as my children's best interest. I knew she would keep the emotional nature of my case in perspective. She validated the emotional investment I had in my case. I felt supported. Only because she is a mother, could she understand the depth of the importance of the case."
     — client of Nikki Hudman (name withheld by request)

"I was very pleased with Nikki's representation. She kept me informed each step of the way and made sure I was aware of all my options. The way she explained everything made difficult information easy to understand. Child custody/support cases can be very emotional and she was professional and pragmatic throughout the process. Nikki was able to direct me and helped me make the best possible decisions. Being comfortable in a situation like this is difficult and it is important to be comfortable with your representation. Nikki did that for me and my family. I would highly recommend her to anyone that has to go through something like this."
     — client of Nikki Hudman (name withheld by request)

"Ms Nikki Hudman did an excellent job with my divorce. She is very knowledgeable and had my best interest in mind, covers all basis! Very professional! She handled my divorce timely, efficiently, and was very understanding and caring throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend her!"
     — client of Nikki Hudman (name withheld by request)

"Bonnie Nicole (Nikki) Hudman was my attorney for my divorce. She was excellent!! She was hard-working, diligent, and trustworthy. I would recommend her to anyone to is going through a divorce."
     — client of Nikki Hudman (name withheld by request)

"Ms. Hudman is an exceptional child custody attorney. She is patient and she really cared about the situation that she was given to handle. Most importantly, for me, she held her ground when I wanted to back down. She knows the law and what my rights are and encouraged me to accept what I was entitled to. The case is finished and I am still hearing her in my head when situations arise. She has made me a stronger more confident person. I am happy I found her and will definitely recommend her to others."
     — client of Nikki Hudman (name withheld by request)

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Hillery R. Kaplan

"Hillery Kaplan is one of the most experienced, professional, knowledgeable, articulate, hard-working, driven and personable lawyers in Texas. It is a rare person that has all of these attributes and knows how to brilliantly channel these skills to consistently win case after case for her clients. Even though Austin has no shortage of experienced, qualified attorneys, Hillery Kaplan stands out as one of the best. If you need someone to represent you, this is the person you want on your side."   
     — client of Hillery R. Kaplan (name withheld by request)      

"Hillery took on my complex and highly unusual divorce case on very short notice, and she got me through it on the deadline and without a single hitch. She found things to include (and delete) in my settlement decree that I never would have caught otherwise. She was scrupulous in her fairness to both me and my ex-wife, and she always handled communications promptly and with discretion. She even put in late hours on a Sunday evening during her vacation to make sure things were 100% ready for a court date on Monday. She is a valuable asset to her excellent firm."
     — client of Hillery R. Kaplan (name withheld by request)

"I wanted to thank [Hillery Kaplan] for everything [she] did to make my legal situation go so smoothly. (As smoothly as it could go, given the circumstances!)  I appreciate all of the professionalism, discretion and expertise [Hillery] showed, especially since my case was an unusually complex one."
     — client of Hillery R. Kaplan (name withheld by request)

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Noelke English Maples St. Leger Blair, LLP

     “They [NEMS Attorneys and Staff] educate their clients thoroughly, provide good written documentation of everything, and will guide you to other resources as needed. They need to know the smallest details of your life, but they treat that information with great care and with strict confidentiality. They follow up on small details quickly and efficiently. No question is too small to ask, and you are encouraged to ask it again if you didn't understand the legalese the first time around. They will help you get through the inevitable frustrations of our legal system.”
     — NEMS client (name withheld by request)

     “Noelke English Maples St Leger set themselves apart as a family law firm. They do this by providing personal, ethical and real support for people who must interface with our legal system. They are pros, every last one of them. I am blessed to have known them.”
     — Jennie

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What our clients say...
"I found Sam to be very knowledgeable, professional, and ethical. He effectively guided me through the process, kept it simple and straightforward, and minimized the cost to the extent possible. I would highly recommend Sam to anyone in the unfortunate position of needing representation on family law matters."
 
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