Trusted Legal Advocacy Since 1936


Elizabeth A. Locker

Named one of the Best Lawyers for Families in the area of Family Law by NJ Family Magazine in 2020!

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Litigation and Mediation
  • Probate and Fiduciary Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Administration
  • Estate and Life Planning
  • Guardianship and Conservatorships


Elizabeth A. Locker has practiced law in Summit for 37 years, 36 of which were as a principal of Schatten & Locker, Esqs. Betsy's practice focuses on family law and mediation; estate, guardianship and probate litigation and real estate. She is a member of the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels and a Blue-Ribbon Panelist in Union and Somerset Counties. She is also a member of the Probate Early Settlement Panel in Union County. Locker was graduated from Rutgers Law School - Newark, and she completed intensive divorce mediation training at the Institute for Dispute Resolution at Seton Hall University Law School. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Drew University. 


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Institute for Dispute Resolution Family Mediation Training
    • 1993
  • Drew University
    • B.A. - 1978

Bar Admission

  • New Jersey, 1981

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • Summit Bar Association, President, 1993 to 1994
  • Superior Court Matrimonial Early Settlement Panels for Union and Somerset Counties
  • Superior Court Probate Early Settlement Panel for Union County, Court appointed mediator


  • Named one of the Best Lawyers for Families in the area of Family Law by NJ Family Magazine in 2020 *The “New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families” list is compiled by New Jersey Family magazine from reader nominations. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.