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Goranson Bain Ausley Family Law Attorney Cindy Tisdale Takes the Helm as President of the State Bar of Texas

Cindy V. Tisdale | June 23, 2023

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A catalyst for collegiality and collaboration, Cindy Tisdale, will lead the State Bar of Texas as President for a one-year term. The Goranson Bain Ausley family law attorney was elected to drive strategic initiatives for the 112,000-member legal community, one of the largest state bars in the United States. 


“Her strong principles and values make her an esteemed colleague who champions the best interest of those she serves. A profoundly involved member of the legal community, Cindy will serve with integrity and wisdom, leading initiatives prioritizing collegiality and collaboration to influence positive outcomes.”

P. Lindley Bain, Managing Partner of Goranson Bain Ausley

Building on the State Bar of Texas’s mission to support the administration of the legal system, foster high ethical standards for lawyers, and enable its members to serve their clients and the public better, Tisdale will spearhead purpose-driven approaches, focusing on the following initiatives:

  • Adopt technology and create effective processes to improve attorney productivity.
  • Foster a spirit of civility to balance advocacy with mutual respect.
  • Support and promote mental well-being to enhance work-life harmony.

A Visionary and Experienced Leader


“It’s an honor to represent our profession to create an environment of transparency and foster a spirit of collaboration. We are stronger when we come together, which leads to better outcomes for lawyers and our clients.”

Cindy Tisdale, President of the State Bar of Texas & Goranson Bain Ausley Partner

With a distinguished career that spans more than 25 years, Tisdale is one of the few family lawyers who is a member of the highly recognized American Board of Trial Advocates, an invitation-only national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. 

She is also a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tisdale is the author of numerous articles and a frequent presenter at legal continuing education seminars. 

A highly experienced, credentialed, and client-centered attorney, Tisdale joined Goranson Bain Ausley in 2023, increasing the family law firm’s presence in Midland, Fort Worth, and Granbury.

She earned a Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University.  

About Goranson Bain Ausley

Goranson Bain Ausley is the largest law firm in Texas, exclusively practicing family law, building on a long-standing record of trustworthy, successful advocacy for clients. For over 40 years, Goranson Bain Ausley has fostered a constructive and strategic approach to help clients protect assets, control costs, minimize disruption, and achieve the most advantageous results.

In 2023, U.S. News & World Report named Goranson Bain Ausley a Best Law Firm in its U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation, an achievement that involved a rigorous independent evaluation process. 

Goranson Bain Ausley was named the winner of the “Best of 2023” for family law in Austin and Dallas, as recognized by Texas Lawyer’s Best of 2023.

About the State Bar of Texas

The State Bar of Texas is a public corporation and an administrative agency of the judicial department of state government that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system. 

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