Thomas A. Greenwald - Goranson Bain, PLLC

Thomas A. Greenwald

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Clients concerned about the uncertainties of the divorce process find assurance in the careful attention Tom Greenwald gives to creating a plan for each individual. Tom’s highly efficient, direct and organized approach keeps the divorce moving forward and helps clients realize that divorce need not be a protracted matter. Following the plan to final resolution, Tom successfully assists clients in managing the emotional and financial costs of their cases. Always working in the best interests of clients and their families, Tom strives to preserve valuable resources and provide high value counsel.

A partner at Goranson Bain, Tom is known for his approachable manner. His reputation for honesty and integrity serves clients well in skillfully negotiating with opposing counsel to resolve cases. Tom manages complex divorces with expertise; he has successfully litigated child custody and complex property issues in jury and non-jury cases. He also practices collaborative law and conducts mediation.

Tom is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and has more than 18 years of family law experience. He has been selected for inclusion in various list including: "Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law" 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012 by D Magazine; "Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas; Family Law, 2009; "Best Lawyers in America" 2005-2015 by Woodward White Press; "Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers"in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014 by Thomson Reuters; included in the "Texas Super Lawyers" 2003-2011 by Thomson Reuters; and, "Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers", Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008- 2014. Tom also holds an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the organization's highest rating. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Tom currently serves on the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission and has served on the Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Board of Directors, the Collin County Bench Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, and the State Bar of Texas District 6A Grievance Committee. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Collin County Bar Bench Foundation.

He has also authored and presented numerous articles on family issues, including legislative updates, discovery rule changes, and a commentary on custody and property issues. He received his B.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. from Texas Tech University Law School.

University of WisconsinTexas Tech University School of LawJ.D. 1992
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersAmerican Bar AssociationCollin County Bar AssociationCollin County Bench Bar FoundationDallas Bar FoundationDallas Bar AssociationState Bar of TexasTexas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsTexas Bar FoundationThe Collaborative Law Institute of TexasTexas Association of Mediators

Case History

Custody Cases — Successfully obtained custody for mothers and fathers in jury and non-jury cases.  
Property Cases — Successfully defended the validity of premarital agreements and marital agreements in jury and non-jury cases. 
Mediation — Successfully settled hundreds of property cases and custody cases through mediation.
Settlement — Successfully settled hundreds of property cases and custody cases prior to mediation or trial.
Collaborative Law — Successfully settled property cases and custody cases through the collaborative process. 

Office Location

6900 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Plano, TX 75024
United States


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Practice Areas

Family Law (Child Custody, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Enforcement and Modification, Equitable Division, Litigation, Marital Settlement Agreements, Paternity)

Other Information

Gender: Male