Thomas A. Greenwald

Thomas A. Greenwald

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Plano, TX

GoransonBain Ausley
 | 7160 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 214-473-9696
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    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” 2005-2020 by Woodward and White Press, “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” in 2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017- 2019 by Thomson Reuters, “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers, in 2005, 2008 – 2019 by Thomson Reuters, and included in the “Texas Super Lawyers” list in 2003-2019 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.

    About Thomas Greenwald

    Admitted: 1992, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gbafamilylaw.com/attorney/thomas-a-greenwald/

    Honors/Awards:

    • "Lawyer of the Year" for Family Law in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Best Lawyers, 2018
    • 2005 - 2019, Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press
    • 2002 - 2003, 2007-2009, 2011 - 2012, and 2018, Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law, D Magazine
    • 2009, Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law, D Magazine
    • 2005, Presidential Citation for Outstanding Leadership, Dallas Bar Association
    • 2002 - 2012, Selected for inclusion in the list of “Ten Leaders in Divorce Law Age 45 & Under – Dallas Forth Worth”, The Ten Leaders Cooperative
    • 2002, Best Lawyers in Dallas Under 40, D Magazine
    • AV Rated , Martindale Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Credentialed Mediator – Texas Association of Mediators, 2014
    • Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
    • Collin County Bench-Bar Foundation, Finance Committee , 2000
    • Collin County Bench-Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2003
    • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section Board of Directors, 2001
    • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Speaker Committee, 2000
    • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section Board of Directors, 2001
    • Dallas Bar Association, Bench-Bar Committee, 1999
    • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Legislative Update Committee, 1999
    • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Local Rules Committee, 1998
    • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Checklist Committee, 2002
    • State Bar of Texas, District 6A Grievance Committee, 2002
    • State Bar of Texas, Court Rules Committee, 2001
    • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Advisory Commission, 2007

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Divorcing someone with high conflict personality may produce additional challenges in divorce. Fortunately, there are proactive strategies you can take to deal with a spouse who you believe may have a high conflict personality., 5 Tips for Dealing with High Conflict Personalities During Divorce, 2019
    • If you are contemplating filing for divorce, or if have a divorce pending, you may be concerned about how a government shutdown will affect your cashflow and investments., How will the Government Shutdown affect my Divorce?, 2019
    • New Jersey Lawyer , Depos: The Devil's in the Details, 2005
    • Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association , Family Law Case Update, 1995
    • Collin County Bench Bar Conference, Collin County Bench Bar , Building a Bridge in 20 Minutes or Less -Tips for an Effective 20 Minute Temporary Hearing, 2008
    • 18th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas , The Cutting Edge of Reimbursement, 1995
    • Webcast, State Bar of Texas , Evidentiary and Discovery Issues in Family Law Cases, 2009
    • Family Law Section Bench-Bar Conference, Dallas Bar Association, Courthouse Decorum, Courthouse Policy and Attorney Ethics, 1996
    • 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas , Drug and Alcohol Issues: Handling Addicted Clients, Admissibility of Test Results, and Protection and Use of Records in Court, 2014
    • Advanced Family Law Course for Legal Assistants and Other Legal Professionals, State Bar of Texas, Transfer Documents - From Aircraft to Zebras, 1996
    • National Honor Society - Keynote Speaker, Lovejoy High School , A Life of Significance, 2014
    • Pro Bono Family Law Training, Dallas Bar Association , Basic Pleadings in Family Law Cases, 1996
    • 39th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, How to Avoid Grievances, Malpractice Claims, and Breach of Fiduciary Claims, 2013
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists , Offensive Use of Collateral Witnesses in a Relocation Case, 1997
    • 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Drug Testing- Use and Defense, 2012
    • 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Rebutting the JMC Presumption - What the Judge Must Hear, 1998
    • 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course - Boot Camp, State Bar of Texas , Decrees and Orders, 2003
    • The Huffington Post, Divorce and the Stay-At-Home Mom, 2011
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Preparing Clients for Depositions, 2003
    • The Huffington Post, Finding a Family Law Attorney, 2011
    • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes , Uncontested Divorce, 2004
    • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, TAFLS Trial Institute, 2011
    • Collin County Bench Bar Conference, Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, Models of Effective Presentations and Visual Persuasion: The Effective Use of Trial Aids, Demonstrative Aids, and Summaries, 2009
    • Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County, Collaborative Law and Premarital, Postmarital and Cohabition Agreements, 2010
    • Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association , Family Law Case Update, 1998
    • New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, The Future of Premarital, Postmarital and Cohabition Agreements, 2010
    • 1190 AM KRLD Radio , Parent Talk, 1998
    • Family Law on the Front Lines Conference, University of Texas School of Law, Models of Effective Presentations, 2009
    • Plano Independent Child Care Association , Family Law and Proposed Legislation, 1997
    • Life After Divorce, Family Law Advisor Blog, 2014
    • Flat Fee Divorce, Family Law Advisor Blog, 2015
    • Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association , Family Law Legislative Update, 1997
    • Drug Testing 2013, 2013
    • People's Law School Committee, Dallas Bar Association , People's Law School, 1997
    • What Every Lawyer Should Know About Wiretapping GPS Tracking And Other Modern Eavesdropping Devices In The Context Of Family Relations
    • Family Law Section Meeting, Dallas Bar Association , 1997 Legislative Update, 1997
    • Preparation For Your Deposition And Court Testimony
    • 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas , Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 1998
    • Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Association , A Guide to the New Texas Rules of Civil Discovery, 1999
    • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, HalfMoon LLC , 1999 Revised Texas Civil Discovery Rules, 1999
    • 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 1999
    • 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas , Stock Options: Where Are We Now?, 1999
    • Family Law Section Meeting, Dallas Bar Association , 1999 Legislative Update, 1999
    • Dallas County Family Court Services , Preparing for Your Deposition, 2000
    • 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 2000
    • 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas , Discovery Problems, 2000
    • Family Law Section Meeting, Dallas Bar Association , 2001 Legislative Update, 2001
    • Custody Issues in Texas, Lorman Education Services , Family Law Section Meeting, Dallas Bar Association , 2003
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , Preparing Clients for Depositions, 2003
    • Dallas Bar Association Headnotes , Default Divorce, 2004
    • Family Law on the Front Lines Conference, The University of Texas School of Law, Economic Contribution, 2004
    • 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas , Depositions, 2004

    Industry Groups

    • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Arbitration
    • Divorce
    • Family Law
    • Marital Agreements
    • Mediation
    • Modification
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    Office Location for Thomas A. Greenwald

    7160 Dallas Pkwy
    Suite 650
    Plano, TX 75024

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