150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Kathryn J. Murphy

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GoransonBain, PLLC

Contact Information

Office
Two Legacy Town Center, Ste. 400
6900 N. Dallas Parkway
Plano TX 75024
Work (214) 473-9696
Fax (469) 467-8059


Practice State

Texas

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation

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Counties

  • Collin, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Denton, Texas

Legal Organizations

Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Member Family Law Council, State Bar of Texas, Member since 2005; Currently on Executive Committee; The Collaborative Alliance, Member; Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas), Member; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member; State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Chair, 2016; American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member; College of the State Bar of Texas, Member; Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member; Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member; Plano Bar Association, Member DAYL People’s Law School , Co-Chair, 1995 – 1996; Southeastern Paralegal Institute, Instructor, 1993 – 1996; Dallas Bar Association, Member, Fee Dispute Committee, 1998 – 2000; Collin County Bench Bar Conference, Program Committee, 2000; CASA of Collin County Advisory Board, Board Member; Collin County Bench Bar Conference, Co-Chair, 2001; Grievance Committee, District 1A, Member, 2002 – 2007; Grievance Committee, District 1A, Chair, 2006 – 2007; Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Board Member, 2005 – 2012; Collin County Bench Bar Foundation, Fellow; Family Law Foundation (State Bar of Texas), Lifetime Fellow; Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, Nominating Committee; Denton Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member; American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers, Fellow; Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers, Fellow, Past-President

Awards

Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas, Woodward and White Press, 2017; 2016 honoree of UT Tyler’s Distinguished Alumni award; Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas, Woodward and White Press, 2015; Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2001, and 2005- 2010; Selected to the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2010; Selected to the “Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2009; Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2003 – 2017; Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2016; Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2011, 2012-2016; Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2009, 2011 – 2016 Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2006, 2008-2009, 2011, 2013- 2016; Best Family Law CLE article, State Bar of Texas, 2004 (Relocation); Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Serjeant of the Inn Award, 2013- awarded to an attorney who has significantly contributed to the profession and the community throughout their career.

CLE Presentations

Characterization, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2016; Negotiation Techniques and Strategies, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2015; Judges Panel, Innovations- Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation, State Bar of Texas, 2015; Protective Orders and Family Violence, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2014; Negotiation Techniques and Strategies, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2014; Experts, Examination and Ethics- A Guide to Mental Health Experts, Innovations- Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation, The University of Texas School of Law, 2014; Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Co-Course Director, 2013; Using a Computer Forensic Expert, Family Law Technology Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012; Property Update, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012; Turbo Charge Your Collaborative Practice, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012; Innovations-Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, University of Texas School of Law, Co-Course Director, 2012; Attorneys Fees Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2011; Characterization of Property, Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law, 2011; Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Course (2010), State Bar of Texas, Asst. Course Director; Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Course (2011), State Bar of Texas, Course Director; New Frontiers in Marital Property Course, State Bar of Texas (2010), Co-Course Director; Electronic Evidence Workshop, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2009; The Electronic Evidence Bible, University of Texas School of Law, 2009; Characterization, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2009; Premarital Agreements, Collin County Bar Association, 2009; Electronic Evidence – Civil and Ethical Implications, University of Texas School of Law, Parent-Child Relationships; Critical Thinking for Critical Issues, 2009 Premarital Agreements, Collin County Bar Association, Estate Planning Section, 2008; Relocation, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2006; Temporary Support, Maintenance and Alimony, Marriage Dissolution Institute, State Bar of Texas, 2006; Child Support Update: Within and Outside the Guidelines, Marriage Dissolution Institute, 2006 Relocation, American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Conference, Washington D.C., 2006; Collaborative Law, Panel of Texas Authors on Texas Collaborative Law, 2006; Marital Property 101, State Bar College Spring Training 2006, State Bar College, 2006; High Tech Evidence, Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2006; High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard Drives, E-Mails, Etc., Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2006; Child Support, 31st Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2005; Psychological Testing, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2005; Relocation, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Family Law Section, “Nuts and Bolts” Family Law Training, 2005; Opening Statements and Closing Arguments, Ultimate Trial Notebook – Family Law, State Bar of Texas, 2004; High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard drives, E-Mails, Etc., Williamson County, 2004; Relocation Debate, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2004 (Article won best Family Law article of the year award); Collaborative Law Panel, Collaborative Law Spring Retreat, 2004; High Tech Evidence, Websites, Hard Drives, E-Mails, Etc., 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2003; Family Law Evidence, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, 2003; Family Law Evidentiary Issues, 16th Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas, 2003; Parentage: Establishing, Attacking & Undoing, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2003; Parentage: Current Issues, University of Houston Law Center, 2002; Objections at Trial, American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, CLE Conference, Orlando, FL, 2002; Division of Property and Dividing Specific Assets, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2002; Family Law for the Non-Specialist, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2002; Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2001; Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2002; Family Law Update, Ten Hot Topics in Family Law, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2000; Moderator, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference, 2000; Family Law Update, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 2000; Division of Property on Divorce, University of Houston Law Foundation, 2000; Family Law Discussion, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, 1999; Business Valuations in Divorce and Cross-Examination of a Valuation Expert, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1999; Opening Statement – Jury or Nonjury, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1999; Update on Family Law, Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association, 1998; Family Law for the Non-Specialist, Dallas Bar Association, 1998; Obtaining Records from Non-Parties, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1998; Discovery Update, Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, 1996; Discovery Update, Dallas Bar Association Friday Clinic, 1998; Opening and Closing the File, Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1998; Opening and Closing the File, Family Law Conference for the General Practitioner and Legal Assistant, South Texas College of Law, 1999; Discovery Update, 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1997; Discovery Update, 22nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1996; Business Valuation in Divorce, Dallas Chapter Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Fifth Annual Divorce Conference, 1996; Business Valuation in Divorce, Dallas Chapter Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Fifth Annual Divorce Conference, 1998; Discovery, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Training Seminar, 1996; Attorney’s Fees, Family Law Practice Institute, University of Houston, 1996

Author

Family Law at Your Fingertips, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 2015; Texas Family Law Practice Guide, (Co-Author), West Publishing Company, March 2000, supplemented annually, to the present.; Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce, Professional Solutions Group, 2005; Protecting Children from Incompetent Forensic Evaluations and Expert Testimony, (Co-Author), Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006

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