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
  • Drew University
    • B.A. - 1978
  • Institute for Dispute Resolution Family Mediation Training
    • 1993

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