Some clients truly need to invoke the rule-setting and enforcement capabilities of the judicial system. With more than 20 years of courtroom experience, Curtis is very comfortable advocating in front of a judge or jury on behalf of his clients. However, Curtis also recognizes the collateral harm caused by a judicial system that was never designed to resolve family disputes. His goal is to help clients resolve their conflicts constructively, so they can move forward with hope for a better future. Curtis practices family law as he lives: with honesty and integrity, working diligently to make a positive difference.

Whether he is advocating for business owners, professionals, or full-time parents, Curtis does his best work for clients seeking an ethical and strategic approach to resolve their family law issues. With a background in business and litigation, Curtis is skilled in managing high asset and complex financial and business valuation matters.

Curtis also has experience dealing with the dynamics of high-conflict personalities and certain personality disorders in divorce, including antisocial personalities, narcissistic personalities, and individuals with borderline personality traits. He is particularly experienced in helping spouses who have been in manipulative or abusive relationships separate themselves from those relationships.

Curtis currently serves as the Managing Partner at GoransonBain Ausley. He is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been named as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters every year since 2008. He has also been named a “Best Lawyer” by U.S. News —Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Family Law and Collaborative Law in 2017-2018, and he currently serves on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission.

 

 

Areas of Practice

Published Works

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, 1994
    • J.D., Law
  • Baylor University, 1991
    • B.B.A., Economics

Presentations

  • What is Attachment Theory and How Does It Apply to My Divorce Case?, Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section, March 2016
  • Attachment Theory and It’s Potential Impact to Collaborative Practice, Dallas Bar Association, March 2015
  • Course Director, Texas Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Conference, March 2014
  • Assist. Course Director, Texas Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Conference, February 2013
  • Dallas Bar Association’s ADR Section Meeting, Capturing Benefits from the Collaborative Process Even When a Case Doesn’t Settle, May 2012
  • Succeeding Collaboratively in a Soft Economy, Texas State Bar’s Advanced Family Law Seminar, August 2011
  • Getting Your Case from 0-60, Texas Bar Association’s Collaborative Law Spring Conference, March 2010
  • Divorce, the Collaborative Way, Journey of Hope Christian Counseling, 2009
  • Divorce Mediation Training, El Centro Junior College, 2009
  • A Roadmap Through Divorce Proceedings, National Business Institute Seminar, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2017 – 2019
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2018 – 2019
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law Mediation, Woodward and White Press, 2019
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2008-2018

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas

Professional Associations

  • Collaborative Divorce Dallas (f/k/a The Collaborative Alliance)
    • Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
    • President, 2015
    • Vice President, 2013
    • Treasurer, 2010
    • Board Member, 2010 – Present
    • Member, 2005 – Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
    • Member, 1999 – Present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law, ADR/ Collaborative Law, Law Practice Management Section
    • Member, 1998 – Present
  • Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
    • Member
    • Past Chair
    • Past Treasurer
    • Life Fellow
  • Curt B. Henderson American Inn of Court
    • Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, ADR, Collaborative Law, and Family Law Section
    • Member, 2002 – Present
  • Frisco Bar Association
    • Member, 2014
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • Member, 2007 – Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
    • Member, 1998 – Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    • Fellow, 2009 – Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
    • Member, 2004 – Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Advisory Commission
    • Member, 2013 – Present
  • Texas College of Collaborative Law
    • Member
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
    • Member

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