Kristiana Butler

Kristiana Butler

Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC

Recognized since 2024

Austin, Texas

Practice Areas

Collaborative Law: Family Law

Family Law

Family Law Mediation

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Guiding You Through Divorce, Ethically and Diligently

Kristiana Butler on Your Family and Your Future:

Whether through Collaborative Law or the traditional litigation model, I work with clients to develop personalized solutions for a new and better normal. I help clients prioritize goals, generate options, and explore long-term solutions with respect and support. From LGBTQIA+ parenting to buyouts of business interests, I provide a thoughtful and empathetic approach to protecting the people and things you value most.

Here’s how:

  • Put family first by creating unique schedules and decision-making processes that work for clients and their children.
  • Provide guidance when dividing complex portfolios and business interests.
  • Protect relationships by treating clients, opposing parties, and opposing counsel with respect.
  • Maintain or create security by structuring financial settlements that meet clients’ needs.
  • Empower clients by providing access to a network of financial and mental health professionals.

Professional Credentials

Trained in family law mediation and Collaborative Law, Kristiana relies on strong principles to get clients over the finish line. Described as someone with “obvious moral and ethical views to help people who are vulnerable,” she provides compassionate advocacy.Kristiana has exclusively practiced family law since 2013. She was named a five-time Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2017-2021) and a Top Attorney in Austin Monthly Magazine (2020, 2021). She is included in the 2021 Inaugural Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.


Dedicated to empowering and advancing women in the law, Kristiana serves as a board member of the Mother Attorney Mentor Association of Austin and will serve as co-president of the 1,000-member organization from Fall 2021-2023. She was a member of the 2020 class of the Austin Bar Association/Austin Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy and is active in the pro bono community.

Kristiana is the proud parent of an elementary-aged daughter. When not practicing law, she spends time as a Girl Scout Troop Leader and member of The Junior League of Austin.

  • 3307 Northland Drive, Suite 420
    Austin, TX 78731
  • Texas Tech University, J.D., graduated 2013
  • Columbia University, M.S., graduated 2006
  • Texas Christian University, B.S, graduated 2005
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2013
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section - Member
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association - Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Austin - Member
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas - Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas - Member
  • Junior League of Austin - Member
  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Austin - Director
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section - Member
  • Travis County Women Lawyers Association - Member
  • Williamson County Bar Association - Member
  • Williamson County Bar Association, Women Lawyers Section - Vice President

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Collaborative Law: Family Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch © in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2021
  • Austin's Top Attorneys, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Star list, Thomson Reuters, 2017 - 2019
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Family Law
  • Family Law: Arbitration and Mediation

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