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Goranson Bain Ausley Family Lawyers Named 360 West’s Top Attorneys 2023

Chris Nickelson, Gary L. Nickelson | July 12, 2023

Goranson Bain Ausley proudly announces that Gary Nickelson and Chris Nickelson have been named to the esteemed 2023 Top Attorneys list by Fort Worth 360 West.

Chris Nickelson is a highly regarded trial and appellate attorney with extensive experience in Texas. He is double board certified in Family Law and Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is sought after for handling high-profile cases and has served as Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Nickelson has made significant contributions to reforming and establishing consistent custody and possession rules across the state. With notable expertise in appellate matters, he possesses a profound understanding of marital property laws. His proficiency lies in effectively dividing business ownership to ensure the non-owning spouse receives fair value and financial security.

Gary L. Nickelson is a highly accomplished attorney. He holds a Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has held prestigious leadership positions, including Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar and President of both the Texas Chapter and national organization of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Additionally, Nickelson has served as President of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and as a former director of the State Bar of Texas.

These exceptional attorneys embody Goranson Bain Ausley’s unwavering dedication to delivering outstanding legal representation and fostering positive transformations in the lives of their clients and their families.

360 West curated this exclusive list by seeking peer nominations from attorneys in the Fort Worth region. These legal professionals were asked to identify outstanding practitioners in specific areas of practice whom they would trust with their own legal matters or the well-being of their loved ones.


We are humbled to receive recognition as 2023 Top Attorneys by 360 West. This acknowledgment reflects the high esteem our lawyers hold within the Fort Worth legal community, a testament to the quality of our work and the remarkable outcomes we achieve.

Lindley Bain – Managing Partner at Goranson Bain Ausley

Goranson Bain Ausley’s attorneys share a common commitment to delivering efficient and constructive resolutions to family law matters. They prioritize safeguarding the interests of children, preserving relationships, and fostering a sense of confidence for a brighter future.

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 voted the #1 Family Law firm in Austin and Dallas, as recognized by Texas Lawyer’s Best of 2023.

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