After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1982 I spent seven years as an associate at law firms where I advised businesses on deal-making and forged solutions for disputes in and outside of boardrooms and courtrooms.
In 1991 I started CollierLaw to work with small business entrepreneurs.
For over 36 years I have provided my clients with prompt and practical legal advice.
COMMUNITY FOCUSED. CARING.
I believe lawyers have a special responsibility to help those who are powerless and voiceless and I spend hundreds of hours a year on pro bono work.
I have served my community as a director of several civic and charitable Boards over the years, such as the Austin Bar Association( as President of the Solo Small Firm group), the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, and the Capital Area Democratic Women, among others.
Animal welfare issues are important in my world. In 2015, I initiated "Operation Save Neville", to keep a gentle dog from being killed by a wrongful court order. The effort gained over 220,000 signatures and worldwide attention as our team negotiated with municipal, state and local officials and judges and forged a solution to spare Neville's life. In 2016 I founded a political action committee to protect Texas animals, working with the state legislature to preserve "no-kill" in Texas, and continue to work with various animal welfare advocacy groups for animal rights.
In response to the recent separation of immigrant families and children at our border, I assembled a legal team and began pro bono work to the obtain the release of several immigrant families in detention. After four weeks of almost non-stop work, we succeeded in vacating court orders and in reuniting these families.
It is a privilege to be able to work with individuals and groups who benefit from strong, persistent advocacy. It's what my clients expect from me.
FAMILY BUSINESS IS MY BACKGROUND
I know family businesses because I come from a background of four generations of entrepreneurs. CollierLaw is a family-owned and family-run business.
I am fortunate to work side-by-side with my husband of 33 years, Roger, who runs the business end of the law firm. My son Rob Mockley works to keep the firm on the cutting edge of technology.
When not working, Roger and I enjoy spending time with our son Rob Mockley and his wife Mary Mockley, traveling, eating good food with friends, and playing with our rescued and fostered dogs and cats.