Catherine D. Benouis

Top rated Family Law attorney in Austin, Texas

Benouis Law
Catherine D. Benouis
Benouis Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1992

Education: University of Illinois College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
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Benouis Law

4401 West Gate Blvd
Suite 330
Austin, TX 78745 Visit website


The founding attorney of Benouis Law Ltd., LLP, Catherine D. Benouis has spent the past three decades helping the residents of Austin, Texas, navigate complex family law issues. She is well known for her work in high net worth divorces, collaborative law, complex property division, child custody, visitation and parenting time, spousal maintenance, adoptions, post-decree modifications and marital agreements.

Having faced a divorce herself, Ms. Benouis understands firsthand the emotional and financial toll that a legal issue has on individuals and their families. She identifies her clients’ best interests and goals and strategizes effective ways to achieve them, without compromising the family element. Remaining a trusted counsel during a time of transition or conflict, she has helped hundreds of families secure favorable results.

An honors graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Ms. Benouis received her Bachelor of Arts in 1986. She then earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1990. During law school, she was in the top 10% of her class and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois (1990) and Texas (1992).

As a mark of excellence, Ms. Benouis was board-certified as a family law specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1998. She effectively tries to mediate cases, helping both parties come to an agreement less emotionally and more quickly. However, she will not hesitate to take cases to trial, when needed.

A fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation, Ms. Benouis is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas College of Collaborative Law and the Austin Bar Association – Family Law Section. She is a charter member of Collaborative Divorce Texas and has been included in its exclusive group of Master Credentialed Collaborative Professionals.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1990, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Order of the Coif
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Course Director for CLI-TX Interdisciplinary Training
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • I serve on the Board of Collaborative Divorce Austin and am the Membership Committee Chair
  • I serve on the Credentialing Committee for Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2022
  • Master Credentialed in Collaborative Divorce practice by Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2022
  • I am a member of the Williamson County Inns of Court, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1998  
Educational Background:
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, B.A., Bachelor of ArtsHonors: Graduated with distinction, 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Licensure by the Illinois Supreme Court, 1990
  • Master Credentialed by Collaborative Divorce Texas, 2022
  • Master Credentialed by Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Board Member, Collaborative Divorce Austin
  • Charter Member, Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Member, Collaborative Divorce Austin Chapter
  • Chair, Travis County Bar Association People's Law School, 2001-2005
  • Member, Austin Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Texas College of Collaborative Law
  • Member, Travis County Family Law Advocates
  • Member, College of State Bar of Texas
  • Member, State Bar of Texas (including Family Law Section)
  • Licensure by the Texas Supreme Court, 1992

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“I have worked with Catherine Benious as an opposing counsel both in litigation and collaborative law cases for close to 20 years. Catherine is highly experienced, knowledgeable in the law, professional, and deeply values her integrity. Catherine has a highly distinguished academic record and she continues, now 30 years after graduating from law school, to pursue excellence in her knowledge of the law, which she brings to all of her cases. Catherine is highly regarded among her peers not just for her knowledge of the law, but also for her trustworthiness, integrity and professionalism. Catherine gives of her time to various legal programs to elevate them to the same high degree of professionalism and knowledge of the law that she expects from herself. I find it a privilege to nominate Catherine Benouis to Super Lawyers in the area of family law in Austin.”

“Highly skilled, smart, dedicated board certified family law attorney.”

Office location for Catherine D. Benouis

4401 West Gate Blvd
Suite 330
Austin, TX 78745

Phone: 512-479-7990


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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