Recent News

  • September 25, 2018
    Congratulations to Partner Diana Friedman in being named a Top Woman Lawyer by Texas Diversity Council.

  • September 6, 2018
    Partners Kathryn Murphy and Aimee Pingenot Key have both been listed bv Thomson Reuters as Top 50: 2018 Women Texas Super Lawyers, Top 100: 2018 Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers, and Top 100: 2018 Texas Super Lawyers.

  • September 6, 2018
    Austin Partner has been included in the Top 50: 2018 Central/ West Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

  • September 6, 2018
    Plano Partner Thomas Greenwald has been listed as both Top 100: 2018 Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers and Top 100: 2018 Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

  • September 6, 2018
    Dallas Partner Diana Friedman was also listed as a Top 50: 2018 Women Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters.

  • September 6, 2018
    We are "Super" excited to announce 18 of our attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list by Thomson Reuters: Kristen Algert, Thomas Ausley, Kelly Ausley-Flores, Angeline Bain, Jeff Domen, Esther Donald, Diana Friedman, Thomas Goranson, Thomas Greenwald, Curtis Harrison, Christopher Lake, Paula Larsen, Beth Maultsby, Kathryn Murphy, Aimee Pingenot Key, Eric Robertson, Anita Savage and Clint Westhoff.

  • August 20, 2018
    Congratulations to our 22 lawyers included in this year's Best Lawyers list: Kris Algert, Kelly Ausley-Flores, Thomas Ausley, Angeline Bain, Lindley Bain, Hayley Collins, Jeff Domen, Esther Donald, Diana Friedman, Thomas Goranson, Thomas Greenwald, Curtis Harrison, Christopher Lake, Paula Larsen, Beth Maultsby, Kathryn Murphy, Aimee Pingenot Key, Eric Robertson, Katie Samler, Anita Savage, Clint Westhoff and Charles Wilson III.

  • August 16, 2018
    Associate Britney E. Harrison co-presented E-Discovery: Spinning ESI straw into discovery gold with Hon. Emily Miskel.

  • August 15, 2018
    Partner Kathryn Murphy presented on Premarital and Postmarital Agreements at TexasBarCLE Advanced Family Law.

  • August 15, 2018
    Partner Diana Friedman presenting with Dr. Richard Warshak on Parental Alienation and Childhood Trauma at TexasBarCLE.

  • August 15, 2018
    Three Goranson Bain, PLLC attorneys, Kris Algert, Kathryn Murphy and Beth Maultsby, have been recognized by Best Lawyers. They have received the highest overall evaluations- as rated by their peers, other lawyers who know their quality. Best Lawyer of the Year is a singular honor because it is awarded to only one attorney in each specific practice area and location. If you need a divorce lawyer, it is reassuring to know that every GoransonBain attorney shares the same commitment to doing superior work for their clients.

  • August 14, 2018
    Kicking of Tuesday with Partner Jeff Domen and Hon. John Roach Jr.'s presentation: Forgotten Issues in Divorce.

  • August 13, 2018
    Congratulations to Partner Kathryn Murphy on receiving the Dan Price Award from the State Bar of Texas Family Law Section! This award is for a person who has had a significant impact on the Family Law Section for the past year.

  • August 13, 2018
    Austin Partner Kelly Ausley-Flores co-presented on Personality Disorder at Advanced Family Law.

  • August 13, 2018
    We're at TexasBarCLE Advanced Family Law this week! We are proud to have been sponsors at the Image Seminar & Fashion Show benefiting the Texas Family Law Foundation featuring Dallas attorney Katie Flowers Samler.

  • June 29, 2018
    Britney Harrison has received the President's Award of Merit by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

  • June 25, 2018
    We are proud and excited to announce that we are a Dallas Business Journal 2018 Best Places to Work!

  • June 25, 2018
    The Collaborative Law Section of the State Bar of Texas presented “Negotiation is a Privilege; Litigation is a Right: Negotiating a Better Outcome with the Collaborative Law Process,” presented by Kristen Algert and Jennifer Tull. Thank you Lindley Bain for being the Program Chair.

  • June 22, 2018
    Congratulations to Austin Partner Kelly Ausley-Flores on receiving the Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas Judge Suzanne Covington Individual Pro Bono Service Award- 100+ Hours, and kudos to our Austin office for receiving the Firm Pro Bono Service Award- Pro Bono Leaders!

  • May 25, 2018
    Yesterday, Plano Partner, Kathryn Murphy, Associate Attorney Hayley Collins, and Ladd Hirsch with Winstead PC presented on financial issues in divorce.

  • May 18, 2018
    Congratulations to Austin Partner Kelly Ausley-Flores on receiving the Travis County Women Lawyers' Association Pro Bono Award.

  • May 1, 2018
    We are happy to be supporting such a great organization! Learn more about Child Protection Connection.

  • April 24, 2018
    We are thrilled to see our Partners, Thomas A. Greenwald - Board Certified Family Law Attorney, Kathryn Murphy and Paula Larsen listed as D Magazine's 2018 Best Lawyers. They are featured in the May issue of D Magazine. Congratulations!

  • March 23, 2018
    Today, Austin Partner Lindley Bain will be co-presenting with Keith Maples on "Making A Better Agreement: Negogiating Premarital, Postmarital, and Cohabitation Agreements in the Collaborative Process" at the State Bar of Texas's Collaborative Law Course.

  • April 3, 2018
    Texas Family Lawyers: Don't forget that next week is Marriage Dissolution Institute Course, TexasBarCLE. Plano Partner, Jeff Domen will be presenting "The Unknown Unknowns: Overlooked Financial Issues", that includes social security, TRS, and tax issues.

  • April 2, 2018
    Congratulations to Debby Reeves on her appointment as President of the Dallas Chapter of ALA! The official "Passing of the Gavel" took place at the March meeting of Dallas Chapter Association of Legal Administrators

  • March 16, 2018
    Our very own Dallas Partner Aimee Pingenot Key will be presenting "Creating Harmony" at next week's State Bar of Texas Collaborative Law Course.

  • March 14, 2018
    Super Lawyers® has honored 6 GoransonBain Ausley Family Lawyers with inclusion in the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List: Lindley Bain, Hayley Collins, Katie Samler, Britney Harrison Dieng, Kelly Caperton Fischer and Angel Berbarie. Special congratulations to Lindley Bain, Katie Flowers Samler and Hayley Collins on being listed as Up-and-Coming 100: Texas rising Stars, and Up-and-Coming 50: 2018 Women Texas Rising Stars!

  • March 14, 2018
    Congratulations to our very own GoransonBain Ausley Partner Lindley Bain and Associate Attorney Kelly Caperton Fischer for being listed as 2018 Texas Rising Stars!

  • March 7, 2018
    Don't miss our Dallas attorney Lindsey Obenhaus speak at tomorrow's Dallas Area Paralegal Services Family Law Section Meeting. She will be covering the ins and outs of "Drafting Emergency Affidavits"

  • February 21, 2018
    Congratulations to Esther R. Donald- Family Law Attorney for being elected Vice Chair of Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section.

  • January 24, 2018
    Way to go Britney Harrison Dieng- Family Law Attorney for being elected Vice President of Texas Young Lawyers Association Executive Committee!

  • January 18, 2018
    Congratulations to Melanie Isaac-White for now being a Board Certified Paralegal in Family Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization! She is also the Dallas Area Paralegal Association Family Law Section Chair 2017-2018. We couldn't be prouder!

  • December 21, 2017
    Congratulations to Katie Flowers Samler, Britney Harrison Dieng, and Hayley Collins on being named "Best Lawyers Under 40" by D Magazine!

  • November 22, 2017
    We want to give a special Thank You to everyone who made Art with Heart a huge success! $16,570 was raised to support VMLC is now Literacy Achieves in its mission of improving literacy and life skills amount non-English speaking adults and their young children. Thank you for celebrating with us and for your generosity!

  • November 1, 2017
    Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores has merged with GoransonBain Ausley to become GoransonBain Ausley in Austin. This means we can offer you more attorneys, more resources, and more access to constructive resolution of family law matters

  • August 28, 2017
    Goranson Bain Ausley is pleased to announce that Partners Aimee Pingenot Key, Angie Bain, Anita Savage, Beth Maultsby, Chris Lake, Clint Westhoff, Curtis Harrison, Diana Friedman, Esther Donald, Jeff Domen, Kathryn Murphy, Katie Samler, Lindley Bain, Paula Larsen, Tom Greenwald and Tom Goranson have been included in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White.

  • August 16, 2017
    Kris Algert Named 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Collaborative Law: Family Law in Austin by U.S. News & World Report- Woodward White, Inc.

  • August 16, 2017
    Eric Robertson Named 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in Austin by U.S. News & World Report- Woodward White, Inc.

  • August 16, 2017
    Goranson Bain is pleased to announce that Esther R. Donald has been named Partner. Congratulations!

  • August 10, 2017
    "Limited Scope Representation" presented by Aimee Pingenot Key at the State Bar of Texas's 43rd Annual Course Advanced Family Law.

  • August 9, 2017
    At Advanced Family Law, Katie Flowers Samler and Diana Friedman spoke about "Tracing Demonstration". Followed by Kathryn Murphy's presentation on "Martial Property Agreements".

  • August 7, 2017
    "How to Take and Use Depositions in a Family Law Case", a presentation by Jeff Domen and Hon. John Roach Jr. at Advanced Family Law

  • August 6, 2017
    Jeff Domen kicking off the State Bar of Texas's 43rd Annual Course Advanced Family Law with Welcoming Remark's!

  • May 10, 2017
    Congratulations to Kathryn J. Murphy, Diana Friedman, Paula Larsen, Chris Lake and Aimee Pingenot Key for being named as "Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law" by D Magazine, more than any other family law firm in Dallas for 2017.

  • March 4, 2017
    Partner Kris Algert becomes part of the Inaugural Class of Master Credentialed Professionals.

  • November 18, 2016
    GoransonBain Ausley listed as a Top 100 Best Workplace in Dallas/ Ft. Worth! Ranked Top 10 in the Small Companies category as well as special recognition as Best Work/Life Flexibility.

  • November 2, 2016
    GoransonBain Ausley, has been ranked “Best Law Firms” in Family Law and Family Law Mediation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® by Woodward White, Inc. in 2017

  • September 6, 2016
    Congratulations to our attorneys on being selected as 2016 Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters: Angie Bain, Jeff Domen, Esther Donald, Diana Friedman, Thomas Greenwald, Tom Goranson, Christopher Lake, Curtis Harrison, Aimee Pingenot Key, Paula Larsen, Beth Maultsby, Anita Savage, Kathryn Murphy, and Clint Westhoff.

  • August 17, 2016
    Kathryn J. Murphy Named 2017 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in Dallas/Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report- Woodward White, Inc.

  • August 17, 2016
    14 Goranson Bain, PLLC Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers® List by Woodward White, Inc.: Angie Bain, Lindley Bain, Jeff Domen, Esther Donald, Diana Friedman, Thomas Greenwald, Tom Goranson, Curtis Harrison, Aimee Pingenot Key, Paula Larsen, Beth Maultsby, Kathryn Murphy, Clint Westhoff, and Charlie Wilson.

  • August 4, 2016
    Congratulations to our Dallas Partner Diana Friedman on winning the Sam Emison Award!

  • August 4, 2016
    Paralegal, Shannon Armstrong presented "Setting Up and Staffing a Profitable office" at Advanced Family Law.

  • August 3, 2016
    Diana Friedman will be participating in "Direct & Cross of a Tracing Expert - Live Demo" at Advanced Family Law today.

  • August 2, 2016
    This afternoon, Kathryn Murphy will be presenting "Characterization" at Advanced Family Law.

  • August 1, 2016
    Today, Thomas Greenwald will be presenting "Recusal and Disqualification of Judges" at Advanced Family Law.

  • July 31, 2016
    Dallas Partner, Aimee Pingenot Key will be presenting "Go Beyond the Forms: Effectively Drafting Family Law Orders" at this year's Advanced Family Law.

  • May 9, 2016
    Plano Partner, Kathryn J. Murphy has been elected Chair to the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

  • April 21, 2016
    GoransonBain Ausley Family Lawyers recognized as 2016 D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas: Paula Larsen and Diana Friedman.

  • April 2, 2016
    Kathryn Murphy has been honored with UT Tyler's Distinguished Alumni award.

  • April 1, 2016
    GoransonBain Ausley names Plano attorney Curtis W Harrison II as the new Managing Partner!

  • March 4, 2016
    Congratulations to our attorneys Katie Flowers Samler, Hayley Collins, Lindley Bain, Lené Alley DeRudder and Angel Berbarie on being selected to 2016 the Texas Rising Star list!

  • February 6, 2016
    Tom Ausley received the 2016 Larry F. York Mentoring Award at the recent 2016 Austin Bar Foundation Gala.

  • January 1, 2016
    Both Dallas and Plano offices are growing with addition of Lené Alley DeRudder, Lerrin Goldberg, and Diana S. Friedman. We can't be more thrilled on having these new additions to our team!

  • November 2, 2015
    We are extremely excited to announce that we have been ranked by Woodward White, Inc. in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 3 practice areas! That includes Metropolitan Tier 1 for Dallas/Fort Worth in Family Law, Metropolitan Tier 2 for Austin in Family Law, and Metropolitan Tier 2 for Dallas/Fort Worth in Family Law Mediation.

  • August 6, 2015
    Our very own, Kathryn Murphy will be presenting "Advanced Negotiation Techniques: Negotiation Principles, Techniques and Strategies" this morning at Advanced Family Law Course in San Antonio.

  • August 6, 2015
    Plano attorney, Jeff Domen will be presenting "Technology: Judges’ Tech Tips" at today's 41st Annual Advanced Family Law Course.

  • June 12, 2015
    Hayley Collins will be giving a presentation at Insights Collaborative Therapy Group.

  • May 16, 2015
    Plano attorney, Jeff Domen gave a presentation called Collaborative Law Myths at Collin County Bench Bar.

  • May 1, 2015
    Dallas founding attorneys, Paula Larsen and Angeline L. Bain have been named D Magazine's 2015 Best Lawyers.

  • April 30, 2015
    Kris Algert Receives J. Chrys Dougherty Award by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas.

  • March 13, 2015
    Charles M. Wilson III has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 Lola Wright Foundation Award for advancing and enhancing legal ethics!

  • March 6, 2015
    Austin partner P. Lindley Bain, Dallas associate Kathryn F. Samler, and Plano associate Hayley Collins have been selected to the 2015 Texas Rising Stars listing for their service in Family Law. Congratulations!

  • December 19, 2014
    Our thoughts turn gratefully to our friends, family and colleagues. Best wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

  • December 18, 2014
    Its photo time for our lady lawyers who will be featured in D Magazine's Women Leaders in Law 2015. Keep an eye out for it in January!

  • October 10, 2014
    Our first Art with Heart has been a great success! We are so happy to have done this for VMLC. For more about our event: http://bit.ly/1ykDdCT

  • October 3, 2014
    Today, Dallas attorney's Beth Maultsby, Anita Savage and Thomas Goranson volunteered in preparation of next week's fundraiser Art with Heart, a benefit for Vickery Meadow Learning Center. Among other volunteers from the Dallas office are Debra Reeves, Brianne Wojtowicz, Melissa Alamilla, Sherry Okon, Brittany Moore and Carol White. We will have some great art, created by the children, up for auction! For more information, feel free to contact us.

  • August 18, 2014
    Goranson Bain, PLLC is pleased to announce that nine lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers: Angeline L. Bain, P. Lindley Bain, Jeff Domen, Thomas P. Goranson, Thomas A. Greenwald, Paula Larsen, Beth E. Maultsby, Aimee Pingenot, and Kathryn J. Murphy. Kathryn Murphy has also been named Lawyer of the Year - 2015 - Family Law- Dallas Area. Congratulations!

  • August 9, 2014
    Dallas attorneys Beth Maultsby and Katie Samler of Goranson Bain, PLLC, received the prestigious Joseph P. McKnight Best Family Law CLE article at the annual Advanced Family Law Course in San Antonio with their article titled “High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders”.

  • August 7, 2014
    "Policies and Procedures to Avoid Grievance/Malpractice" was the subject of our Dallas Attorney Charles M. Wilson III's presentation at AFLC

  • August 7, 2014
    This morning, Plano Divorce Attorney, Kathryn J. Murphy is presenting at the Advanced Family Law Course in San Antonio on the topic of Negotiation Principles, Strategies and Techniques.

  • August 6, 2014
    We are pleased to announce our newest members: Clint Westhoff, Aimee Pingenot, and Lindley Bain. More information can be found at http://ow.ly/A2L4H

  • August 6, 2014
    "Evidentiary Mistakes" is the topic of Jeff Domen's presentation today at the 40th Annual Advance Family Law Course in San Antonio.

  • August 6, 2014
    Today, Plano Family Law Attorney Thomas A. Greenwald is speaking at Advanced Family Law about "Drug and Alcohol Issues: Testing and Use/Admissibility of Results, Handling Addicted Clients, Protection and Use of Records in Court"

  • August 4, 2014
    Today starts the annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law seminar. We are definitely there! Our Plano and Dallas attorneys will not only be attending, but also be presenting.

  • July 17, 2014
    Plano attorney, Jeff Domen will be leading an open forum this evening with financial professionals Joanna Jadlow and Steve Walker. They will be discussing how to deal with the perceived presumptions clients often have to coming into collaborative cases concerning guideline child support and 50/50 property division.

  • July 15, 2014
    Goranson Bain will be co-sponsoring "Book Launch Party" for Jennifer Leister's "Meet Max" and "Max meets Emma" this week. These books are aimed at helping children adapt to their parent's divorce.

  • March 20, 2014
    Curtis Harrison is serving as the Course Director for the State Bar of Texas' Annual Collaborative Law Course, a state-wide continuing education course intended to teach other Texas attorneys, financial professionals, and mental health professionals about new developments in the field of Collaborative Law.

  • January 11, 2014
    Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores, LLP has been named one of the Best Law Firms in Texas as published in U.S. News & World Report by Woodward White, Inc., January 2014.

  • August 5, 2013
    Kathryn Murphy is serving as the Co-Course Director for the State Bar of Texas' 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, a state-wide continuing legal education course intended to teach other Texas family law attorneys about new developments in the field of family law.

  • August 7, 2013
    Clint Westhoff is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “Characterization and Tracing.”

  • August 7, 2013
    Jeff Domen is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “Top Evidentiary and Discovery Mistakes Made by Attorneys.”

  • August 6, 2013
    Tom Greenwald and Charlie Wilson are speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “How to Avoid Grievance, Malpractice Claims and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims.”

  • August 6, 2013
    Aimee Pingenot is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “Preparing for the Board Certification Exam.”

  • August 5, 2013
    Beth Maultsby is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders.”

  • August 6, 2013
    Aimee Pingenot is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “Preparing for the Board Certification Exam.”

  • August 5, 2013
    Kathryn Murphy is serving as the Co-Course Director for the State Bar of Texas’ 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, a state-wide continuing legal education course intended to teach other Texas family law attorneys about new developments in the field of family law.

  • August 5, 2013
    Beth Maultsby is speaking at the 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course on the topic of “High Conflict Family Law Matters and Personality Disorders.”

  • March 1, 2013
    Dallas financier T. Boone Pickens and nationally-known conflict resolution expert Bill Eddy are joining collaborative lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals for the state of Texas’ foremost collaborative law conference -and GoransonBain Ausley attorney Curtis Harrison is central to making it happen.

  • February 28, 2013
    Curtis Harrison is Assistant Course Director for the event, taking place Feb. 28 and Mar. 1 at the Hotel Palomar in Dallas. Twenty collaborative law experts will present on trends and new developments in collaborative law, including a review of recent laws affecting collaborative family law practice, sessions geared toward improving the collaborative process, and sessions specifically geared toward the mental health professional’s perspective on the collaborative law process.

  • January 2, 2013
    Goranson Bain has been named to the "Best Law Firms" 2013 list as a Tier 1 firm in Family Law and Family Law Mediation by U.S. News/Best Lawyers.

  • January 10, 2013
    Kathryn J. Murphy of Goranson Bain, PLLC, received the Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Serjeant of the Inn Award on January 10, 2013, an award to an attorney who has made significant contributions to the legal profession and the community.

  • August 7, 2012
    Tom Greenwald spoke at the 38th Annual Advance Family Law Course on the topic of Drug Testing – Use and Defense.

  • April 29, 2012
    Kelly Ausley-Flores has been selected to serve on the council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

  • May 9, 2011
    Tom Ausley has been named Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for 2012 - 2013. This is the second time he has been named chair of the section.

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