Paula Larsen - Goranson Bain, PLLC

Paula Larsen

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 214-373-7676

With her unique ability to minimize conflict in critical situations, Paula Larsen helps clients navigate family law matters in the least acrimonious way. When negotiating premarital agreements, she recognizes the agreement lays the foundation for the marriage and must be handled with the utmost care.

A partner in the firm, Paula provides consultation on divorce matters as well as consultation and representation in the negotiation of premarital agreements. As a former judge, she has seen the impact of divorce on families, and partners with clients to craft agreements that are attainable and durable.

Respected by her peers for her ability, professionalism and integrity, Paula was named as the Dallas Collaborative Family Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and Family Lawyer of the Year in 2014 by The Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers. Board Certified in family law since 1985 and consistently featured in The Best Lawyers In America since 1997, Paula was selected by Thomson Reuters for Inclusion in the list of “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Texas”, printed in Texas Monthly for Years, 2003-2013.

Additional Information

Areas of Practice
  • Divorce Consultation
  • Premarital Agreements
University of CincinnatiBA 1976Rutgers The State University of New Jersey CamdenJ.D. 1979
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersState Bar of TexasDallas Bar AssociationThe Collaborative AlliancePattern Jury Charge CommitteeTexas Bar FoundationDallas Bar FoundationState Bar of Texas, Family Law CouncilState Bar of Texas, Chair, Public Information CommitteeState Bar of Texas, Chair, Webcast & CLE committeeState Bar of Texas, Judicial Liaison, Family Law CouncilState Bar of Texas, District 6 Grievance CommitteeState Bar of Texas, Director, District 6Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section

Office Location

8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the Dallas Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Collaborative Law: Family Law of the Dallas Metro Area
Paula Larsen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Paula Larsen has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!


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Practice Areas

Collaborative Law: Family Law
Family Law

Other Information

Gender: Female