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Six Goranson Bain Ausley Family Lawyers Selected to Austin Monthly’s 2023 Top Attorneys

July 3, 2023

Goranson Bain Ausley is pleased to announce that Thomas L. Ausley, Kelly Ausley-Flores, Kristiana Butler, Angelica Rolong Cormier, Kelly Caperton-Fischer, and Rob Frazer have been named to Austin Monthly’s prestigious 2023 Top Attorneys list.

To compile this exclusive list, Austin Monthly sought peer nominations from attorneys in the Austin area, asking them to identify outstanding legal professionals in specific practice areas whom they would trust with their own legal matters or the well-being of their families.


“We are honored to be recognized by Austin Monthly as 2023 Top Attorneys. This acknowledgment reflects the high regard our lawyers enjoy within the Austin legal community, a testament to the quality of our work and the exceptional results we achieve.”

P. Lindley Bain – Managing Partner at Goranson Bain Ausley

Goranson Bain Ausley attorneys are united in their commitment to providing efficient and constructive resolutions to family law issues while prioritizing the protection of children, the preservation of relationships, and instilling confidence for the future.

Introducing Goranson Bain Ausley’s Distinguished 2023 Top Attorneys

Thomas L. Ausley: With a remarkable five-decade career, Thomas L. Ausley is renowned as one of Texas’ most esteemed family law attorneys. He has held prominent positions such as Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Board of Governors member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and President of the Texas Chapter. Ausley has received numerous accolades, including the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists’ Sam Emison Award (2013) and the Austin Bar Association’s Distinguished Lawyer Award (2008).

Kelly Ausley-Flores: Kelly Ausley-Flores is a highly respected family law attorney, skilled mediator, accomplished litigator, and trained Collaborative divorce lawyer. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, she guides clients in selecting the most suitable approach for their goals. Ausley-Flores is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has been recognized as Best Lawyer of the Year in Austin for Family Law and consistently honored as a Best Lawyer in America© since 2012.

Kristiana Butler: Since 2013, Kristiana Butler has dedicated her practice exclusively to family law. She has received the prestigious Rising Star designation by Super Lawyers for seven consecutive years (2017-2023) and has been named a Top Attorney by Austin Monthly four times. Butler is also recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© in the field of Family Law since 2020. Working closely with her clients, she develops personalized solutions through Collaborative Law, mediation, or traditional litigation, aiming to create a better future.

Angelica Rolong Cormier: Angelica Rolong Cormier offers guidance on a wide range of family law matters, including complex custody, property, and financial issues. Her primary focus is assisting families through challenging journeys, helping them make informed decisions and achieve successful transitions. Cormier has been named a 2023 Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters and has been named a Top Attorney by Austin Monthly three times. She received the 2023 Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© recognition in Family Law.

Kelly Caperton Fischer: Kelly Caperton Fischer assists clients in making informed decisions for their long-term well-being, such as developing effective co-parenting plans, customized possession schedules, and innovative property settlements. She has been recognized three times as a Top Attorney by Austin Monthly and has been listed in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America© for Family Law and Collaborative Law: Family Law since 2021. Actively involved with the Texas Family Law Foundation, the Family Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, and Volunteer Legal Services, Fischer is dedicated to making a positive impact.

Rob Frazer: Rob Frazer provides close consultation to clients, helping them understand their options and safeguarding their lifetime achievements. As an experienced family lawyer, he holds Board Certification in Family Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and served as a Director of the Austin Bar Association. Frazer has been recognized annually in the Best Lawyers in America© for Family Law since 2019, establishing a prominent reputation within the Austin legal community.

These exceptional attorneys exemplify the commitment of Goranson Bain Ausley to provide outstanding legal representation and bring positive change to the lives of their clients and their families.

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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