Thomas L. Ausley

Thomas L. Ausley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

GoransonBain Ausley
 | 3307 Northland Drive, Suite 420
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: 512-454-8791
Fax: 512-454-9091
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1968
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Thomas L. Ausley is the founding partner of GoransonBain Ausley’s predecessor firm Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores, LLP. He has devoted his legal career to the practice of family law and has earned the respect of peers and judges alike for his unwavering integrity in guiding and advising clients. Tom was bestowed the prestigious Sam Emison Award by the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists in 2013 in recognition of his significant contributions to the practice of family law and the Austin Bar Association’s Distinguished Lawyer Award in 2008.

Tom offers clients the experience and skill that only come from years of practicing family law. He primarily focuses on complex property cases, with a deep understanding of issues surrounding larger estates and closely-held business interests. Tom encourages clients to show compassion, especially where the best interests of children are concerned.

About Thomas Ausley

Admitted: 1968, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 1987 – 2019
  • Finalist, 1st annual “Ethics in Business Awards”: Individual (Samaritan Counseling Center and St. Edwards University)
  • “AV” rating, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Good Guys and Gals Award, National Women’s Political Caucus, Texas Chapter, 2004
  • President and Chair’s Courage and Integrity Award, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 2004
  • Outstanding Fundraiser Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Austin Chapter, 2008
  • Distinguished Lawyer Award, Austin Bar Association, 2008
  • Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press, 2009
  • Sam Emison Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2013
  • Recognized for Contributions to the Advancement of Professionalism and Collegiality, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015
  • Larry York Mentor Award, Austin Bar Association, 2016
  • 50 Year Lawyer Honor, State Bar of Texas, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1980 (re-certified most recently 2010)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar Task Force on Reorganization of the Office of General Counsel (1994)
  • President,Travis County Family Law Advocates (2000-2001) President, Political Action Committee (2001-2002)
  • Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Life Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers     Vice Chairman of the Collaborative Law Committee, 2010     Officer of the Texas Chapter:  Treasurer, 2001-2002 Secretary, 2002-2003 President-Elect, 2003-2004 President, 2005-2006      Member, Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Chapter
  • Life Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation
  • Life Fellow, State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2006-2009
  • Fellow,Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Family Law Section Council, State Bar of Texas (2003-2010) Secretary, 2008-2009; Treasurer, 2009-2010; Vice-Chair, 2010-2011; Chair, 2011-2012; Immediate Past Chair 2012-2013.
  • Member, College of the State Bar ofTexas
  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member, American Bar Association - Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas since 1968
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Board of Trustees (2006-2009)
  • Collaborative Law Institute, Board of Directors (2002-2007)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Received "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Award" given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals - Austin Chapter (2008)

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A. in Finance, 1965
Office Location for Thomas L. Ausley

3307 Northland Drive
Suite 420
Austin, TX 78731

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Last Updated: 3/15/2019

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