After attending the University of Texas Law School in 1982, I spent the next seven years of my career in small and large law firm advising businesses on deal-making and in forging solutions to disputes in boardrooms and courtrooms in Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, California, Arkansas and Oklahoma. In 1991 I started CollierLaw.
In 1991 Texas Governor Ann Richards appointed me to serve as Chair of the Board of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies, a position I held for 2 years.
I have been a member of several civic and charitable Board of Directors, including the Austin Bar Association, the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, and the Capital Area Democratic Women. I have been elected President of the section of the Austin Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section and advised manynon-profit organizations.
A deep love for animals means pro bono work in the "no-kill" movement where pets are not killed for lack of space or resources. Answering a call for assistance in 2015, I co-initiated the successful "Save Neville" legal operation in Austin, Texas that gained world-wide attention and over 220,000 social media petiton signatures in support of saving the life of a dog that was wrongfully found to be dangerous and sentenced to die. My team negotiated with municipal, state and local officials and judges both inside and outside the courtroom to forge a solution to spare Neville's life and he went on to live with a loving forever family. In 2016 I founded and chaired a political action committee to protect Texas animals, and continue that work today with various municipal, county and rescue organizations advising them on animal laws and ordinances.
FAMILY MATTERS MORE
I am fortunate to work side-by-side with Roger Collier, my husband of 33 years. In our spare time we enjoy traveling, films, food, friends and family, including our son Rob Mockley and his wife Mary Mockley, as well as playing with the family's 6 rescued dogs and cats.