Arlaine Rockey is a trial attorney who practices both civil and criminal law. She represents clients nationally in complex child custody cases involving issues of child abuse, domestic violence and mental illness. Arlaine graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a B.A. in English, and received her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Arlaine completed the UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting in 2013.
Arlaine began writing screenplays with adapting her novel, Ocean Court. She has written six original screenplays: Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist (an historical biopic), Purrfect (an animated children's comedy), My Dead BFF (a teen romantic comedy), Ocean Pearl (a sequel to Ocean Court), Madness & Lies (a coming of age psychological thriller) and Stent (an epic thriller inspired by true events). Elizabeth Cady Stanton - The First Suffragist and Purrfect made it to the second round (top 15%) in the drama and comedy genres, respectively, in the 2016 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. My Dead BFF made it to the second round (top 15%) in the comedy genre in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Earlier drafts of Madness & Lies twice placed in the top 15% in the Nicholl Fellowship competition, in 2012 and in 2010. See the screenplays page for loglines and more information.
Arlaine's late father, Dr. Arthur George Rockey, was the first inventor of the balloon-expandable stent, which he invented in the 1970's and which became, in the 1990's, the routine method for treating blocked arteries. Arlaine's screenplay, Stent, is a fictionalized account of her family's legal effort to market and enforce her father's balloon-expandable stent patent. To read the Rockeys' United States Supreme Court Cert Petition click here.
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