A partner at Goranson Bain 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 discipline and expertise. Tom is collaboratively trained and has resolved numerous collaborative law cases. He has also successfully litigated many custody and property cases to judges and juries.
Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Tom has more than 25 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” 2005-2021 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.