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Thomas P. Goranson

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: 214-373-9959
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 1971
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Recognizing that divorce is a difficult time and often involves the division of an estate, Thomas Goranson applies a keen understanding to marital assets and how they can be valued and divided to achieve maximum benefit to the client. Befitting the founder of the firm, Tom also brings a certain stature to his cases that supports the client’s goals in the proceedings.

With an eye toward preserving assets rather than destroying them, Tom offers clients a thorough analysis and creative but realistic plan to accomplish their objectives.

Tom began his law practice in 1971 as an associate with the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Early on, he was assigned an estate case and quickly became familiar with community and separate property concepts, cases and law in Texas. Then, Tom assisted in a divorce case involving a jury trial. In a rather short period of time, Tom was placed in charge of the divorce practice at Akin, Gump. In 1987, he founded a law firm devoted exclusively to divorce and family law, known today as GoransonBain Ausley.

Tom’s current divorce practice emphasizes significant property cases.  He is Board Certified in Family Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1980, a graduate of SMU School of Law (1971), and a frequent lecturer on family law matters. He is also a member of two separate American Inns of Court.  The William “Mac” Taylor Inn is a general litigation organization. The membership of the Annette Stewart Inn is limited to family law attorneys.  Tom was a founding member of the Annette Stewart Inn and was Education Vice-President for 2003 – 2004.  Inns of Court were established in the United States for the purpose of fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1982. Tom has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, by Woodward/White, Inc., for over twenty years.  Tom was one of the founding members of, and is currently an active member in, a local Toastmasters International Club – Counselors (#5918).  He is especially proud of establishing a law firm that developed a great reputation among judges, mediators, other professionals and clients.

About Thomas P. Goranson

First Admitted: 1971, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Annette Stewart Inns of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Toastmasters International Club Counselors #5918, Founding Member
  • William “Mac” Taylor Inns of Court


  • 1995, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 – 2009, Selected to the “Top Lawyers: Family Law”, D Magazine
  • 1987-2019, Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press
  • Selected to the “Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas; Family Law”, D Magazine, 2011
  • Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2008

Educational Background

  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., Finance & Management, 1969

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Family Law, 1980
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Office Location for Thomas P. Goranson

8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206

Last Updated: 9/13/2021

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