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Diana S. Friedman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Goranson Bain Ausley
8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-373-7676
Fax: 214-373-5959
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

A highly respected attorney who was named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth by The Best Lawyers in America 2016, Diana S. Friedman has joined her family law practice with that of GoransonBain Ausley’s. Diana shares the core values of GoransonBain Ausley in helping clients make the difficult transition through family law problems in the best way possible.

Diana recognizes that divorce and other family law issues are very personal experiences, so she strives to build comfortable, trusting relationships with her clients. She works with clients to establish goals for their cases, giving them the benefit of her experience in weighing the pros and cons of different courses of action. She advocates tenaciously for her clients both in and outside of the courtroom.  Diana thrives on the connections she makes with clients and the opportunity to provide assistance that really matters in clients’ day-to-day lives as well as their long-term futures.

With an undergraduate degree in business and a background in a family business, Diana excels in cases that involve complex property issues. She brings a cutting-edge knowledge of the law to her clients, and utilizes her creativity in effectively resolving challenging and difficult cases.

Diana is also passionate about working on legislation that will improve divorce laws. She is co-chair of a family law section Legislative Committee that recently secured passage of a bill establishing qualifications for court-appointed child custody evaluators. She believes that working on the front lines of divorce law and being aware of trends helps her better inform her clients and explain the law to them.

About Diana S. Friedman

First Admitted: 1991, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow


  • 2016, Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas Fort-Worth, D Magazine
  • 2010 - 2020, Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press
  • 2004, Selected to the “Best Lawyers Under 40″, D Magazine
  • 2016, Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Woodward and White Press
  • 2015, “A Standing Ovation” Award, Texas Bar CLE
  • 2016, Sam Emison Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • 2014, Dan R. Price Award Recipient, Texas Bar Foundation, Family Law Section
  • 2013, 2015 - 2017, Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine

Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, B.S., 1984

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, State Bar of Texas, Panelist, Defending the Accused, 2019
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar, Parental Alienation and Childhood Trauma, 2018
  • State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution Institute, Moderator, Pick a Number, Any Number: Valuing Business, 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, Moderator, Different Strokes for Different Folks, 2017
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law, Direct & Cross of a Tracing Expert, 2016
  • The Witness You Don’t Want and How to Deal With Them , Innovations, 2015
  • 2015 Legislative Update: Family Law, Advanced Family Law, 2015
  • Contempt Trial Demonstration, Advanced Family Law, 2014
  • You Don’t Own Me – Alienation and Reunification, Innovations, 2014
  • Obtaining and Modifying Above Guidelines Child Support, Advanced Family Law, 2013

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Office Location for Diana S. Friedman

8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206

Last Updated: 9/13/2021

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