Curtis Harrison and Esther Donald Obtain Credentialing in Collaborative Divorce.

GoransonBain Ausley proudly announces that two of the firm’s partners, Attorneys Curtis W. Harrison and Esther R. Donald, have received extraordinary professional distinction. Harrison was recognized as “Master Credentialed,” and Donald was recognized as “Credentialed” by Collaborative Divorce Texas. The designation affirms top-tier guidance to those seeking constructive divorce resolution.

In this video, Curtis Harrison explains what it means to be Master Credentialed in Collaborative Divorce.

A hallmark of advanced Collaborative Divorce expertise, these merits reinforce GoransonBain Ausley’s reputation for a constructive, intelligent, and strategic approach to family law.

“With the demand for constructive resolution for family law issues on the rise, we are proud of the achievement shown by Curtis and Esther for excellence in Collaborative Divorce,” said Lindley Bain, the firm’s managing partner. “Today’s family law client is solution-focused. They want an attorney who knows how to deliver clarity about options and confidence for a secure future without the unnecessary emotional and financial costs of escalated conflict.”

Both attorneys are strong proponents of resolving complex divorce issues out of court through a customized, confidential, and collaborative approach.  Harrison is board certified in Family Law and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer every year since 2008, a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, Mediation and Collaborative Law from 2017-2021 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 2016-2020.

Donald is a recognized leader in the collaborative community, having served as the chairperson for the Dallas Bar Associations Collaborative Law Section and currently serves as the chair for the 15th Annual Collaborative Course in Spring 2022. She has been named a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2021 and selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, 2016-2021.

 About GoransonBain Ausley: GoransonBain Ausley is one of the largest family law firms in Texas. Building on a 40-year record of trustworthy, successful advocacy for clients, GBA fosters a constructive and strategic approach to helping clients protect their assets, control costs, minimize disruption, and achieve the most favorable results.

In 2021, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain Ausley a Best Law Firm in its U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation — an achievement involving a rigorous independent evaluation process. The firm has been named a Top Workplace by the Dallas Morning News and a Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal and Austin Business Journal.

To learn more about Collaborative Divorce please contact Curtis W. Harrison or Esther R. Donald.


Esther R. Donald

“Divorces don’t settle out of weakness. The strongest advocates use compassion, skill, and strategy to help their clients solve family law disputes outside the courtroom.”

— Esther R. Donald

Curtis W. Harrison II

“I firmly believe that, equipped with the right team of collaborative professionals to guide you, you and your spouse will be able to negotiate an agreement that is more creative, more beneficial, and more satisfying than anything a perfect stranger in a black robe could devise.” – Curtis Harrison