Paula Larsen

Paula Larsen

GoransonBain, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Summary

“With more than thirty years of experience in family law, including eleven years as a judge in the family courts, my primary goal is to help clients embrace realistic expectations, then move toward the best possible outcome.” — Paula Larsen

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Current
Education
Rutgers-the State University:
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
University of Cincinnati
B.A. | Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards
Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
Woodward and White Press
Best Lawyers© Collaborative Law: Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
Woodward and White Press
Selected to the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”
D Magazine
Most Ethical Family Law Attorney
D Magazine
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law
Woodward and White Press
1995-2018
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law
Woodward and White Press
1995-2018
Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas”
D Magazine
2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011 – 2018
Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list
Thomson Reuters
2003-2017
Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers”
Thomson Reuters
2003-2014
Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers”
D Magazine
2003-2013
Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers”
Thomson Reuters
2006, 2009 – 2012
Professional Associations
Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
Member
Current
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Member
Current
Texas Family Law Foundation
Member
Current
Collaborative Divorce Dallas (f/k/a The Collaborative Alliance)
Member
Current
Pattern Jury Charge Committee
Member
Current
Texas Bar Foundation
Member
Current
Dallas BAr Foundation
Member
Current
State Bar of Texas # 11956100
Member
- Current
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Council
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State Bar of Texas, Chair, Webcast & CLE committee
-
State Bar of Texas, Chair, Public Information Committee
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Dallas Bar Association- Family Law Section
Board Member
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State Bar of Texas, Director, District 6
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State Bar of Texas, District 6 Grievance Committee
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State Bar of Texas, Judicial Liaison, Family Law Council
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Speaking Engagements
Death after Divorce, 32nd Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
State Bar of Texas
2008
Effective Use of Experts in the Collaborative Law Process, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2008
The New Rules of Disciplinary Procedure, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1993
Discovery Workshop, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1991-1993
Appearing in a Family Court Proceeding as an Expert Witness: Meeting the Judges Expectations, Divorce Conference
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
1994
Making the Judge’s Job Easier: Practical Suggestions for Improving Your Performance in the Preparation and Trial of a Family Law Case
Dallas Bar Association
1994
The Estate Planning/Divorce Interface, 18th Annual Advanced Estate Planning and Probate Course
State Bar of Texas
1994
Persuading the Judge, Marriage Dissolution Course
State Bar of Texas
1995
The Art of Persuading the Judge, 18th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute
State Bar of Texas
1995
Handling the Big Money Case, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1998
Impact of the New Rules of Discovery
State Bar of Texas
1998
Stock Options Where Are We Now?, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1999
The Child as a Witness, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2000
Tax Traps/Tax Tricks and the Complex Property Case, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
State Bar of Texas
2000
Asserting Community Property Claims/Complex Trust Issues, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2002
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Company Website
Website
Super Lawyers
Blog
GB Blog
Social Media
Contact & Map
GoransonBain, PLLC
8350 North Central Expressway
Suite 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
USA
Telephone: (214) 373-7676
Fax: (214) 373-9959