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Integrity, Leadership and Service Earn GoransonBain’s Kathryn Murphy Influential Legal Awards

November 13, 2018

In the field of family law, Murphy takes home the trifecta of professional recognition as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Dallas.

Dallas – Through exceptional leadership and service, Kathryn Murphy has made an impact on the field of family law.  As a result, she and her colleagues are celebrating not just one but two awards that recognize the GoransonBain family law attorney’s integrity, professionalism and unwavering commitment to clients.

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For the third time, she has been recognized as Best Lawyers®  Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas.  In receiving the honor, she continues an unsurpassed track record of GoransonBain Ausley attorneys awarded the highest overall peer rating for their specific practice area and location. Past honorees include Kris Algert, Thomas Ausley,  Kelly Ausley-Flores, Thomas Goranson, Thomas A Greenwald, Diana S. Friedman, Paula Larsen, Beth Maultsby and Eric Robertson.

For the influence she has had on the practice of family law, she was the recipient of the Texas Bar Association Family Law Section’s prestigious Dan Price Award.  The award recognizes her significant impact on the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas – teaching, writing and advancing the practice of family law.

“Kathryn exemplifies personal character, genuine care and concern for others, as well as a selfless dedication to the advancement of the legal profession,” said Curtis W. Harrison II, managing partner of the Texas family law firm. “She has been extremely generous with her knowledge, mentoring  young professionals while advocating for legislation that results in better outcomes for clients.”

About Kathryn Murphy
Kathryn is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she is a Past-President. She is a past chair of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and Collin County Bar Association. To learn more about Kathryn, visit her visit at

About GoransonBain, PLLC and GoransonBain Ausley 
GoransonBain is a Texas family law firm founded in 1987. In 2017, the firm merged with Austin-based Ausley, Algert, Robertson, & Flores.  Combining their expertise to build on long-standing records of successful and ethical representation, the firm operates as GoransonBain Ausley in the Austin market while retaining the GoransonBain name in the Dallas and Plano markets.

Since its inception, GoransonBain has fostered a constructive atmosphere and strategic approach to help client’s controls costs, minimize the disruption to their daily lives and achieve the best possible outcome. The firm’s team of attorneys, including three former family court judges, offers clients comprehensive experience and perspectives to work towards an efficient resolution in complex situations. Services encompass virtually every facet of family law, including divorce, asset identification and valuation, complex property matters, collaborative law, mediation, premarital and postmarital agreements, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoption, paternity, and same-sex legal issues. For the past five years, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain 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.

The firm has been named a Top Workplace by the Dallas Morning News and a Best Places to Work by the Dallas Business Journal.


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