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A partner at GoransonBain Ausley, 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. He manages complex divorces with expertise, and has successfully litigated child custody and complex property issues in jury and non-jury cases. He also practices collaborative law and conducts mediation.

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tom has more than 20 years of family law experience. He has been selected for inclusion in the list of “Best Lawyers in Dallas” 2002 – 2003, 2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2012 and 2018 by D Magazine, “Best Lawyers in America” 2005-2018 by Woodward and White Press, “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” in 2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017- 2018 by Thomson Reuters, “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers, in 2005, 2008 – 2018 by Thomson Reuters, and included in the “Texas Super Lawyers” list in 2003-2017 by Thomson Reuters. 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 has served 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.

Location

  • 7160 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 650
    Plano, TX 75024

Demographics

  • Sex: Male

Education

  • Texas Tech University, JD, graduated 1992
  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, BBA - Finance, graduated 1987

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - none
  • American Bar Association - none
  • Collin County Bar Association - none
  • Collin County Bench Bar Foundation - none
  • Dallas Bar Association - none
  • Dallas Bar Foundation - none
  • State Bar of Texas - none
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists - none
  • Texas Association of Mediators - Credentialed Mediator
  • Texas Bar Foundation - none
  • The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas - none

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Family Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Family Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation

Special Focus

  • Child Custody
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Relations
  • Enforcement and Modification
  • Equitable Division
  • Litigation
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Paternity

Awards:

  • "Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40," D Magazine 2002
  • Selected to the “Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2009
  • Presidential Citation for Outstanding Leadership, Dallas Bar Association, 2005
  • AV Rating in Martindale-Hubbel
  • Selected for inclusion in the list of “Ten Leaders in Divorce Law Age 45 & Under – Dallas Forth Worth”, The Ten Leaders Cooperative, 2002 – 2012
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2005, 2008 – 2018
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2003-2018
  • Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2002 – 2003, 2007-2009, 2011 – 2012 and 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” in 2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017 - 2018

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