Thomas Albert Greenwald

Thomas Albert Greenwald

Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Biography

Tom is an experienced trial lawyer with 30 years of family law experience. He has been named Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas/Fort Worth by Best Lawyers, named “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law,” by D Magazine, and a “Top 100 Lawyer in Texas,” by Thomson Reuters. Tom brings specialized expertise to complex divorces, including complex compensation structures, property division, dealing with private business interests, separate property claims, business valuation, and child custody.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Current
Fellow
Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
Current
Fellow
Dallas Bar Foundation
Current
Life Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation
Current
Education
Texas Tech University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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University of Wisconsin Law School
B.B.A. (1987) | Finance
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Awards
500 Leading Family Lawyers List
LawDragon
The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law Mediation
Best Lawyers
Also awarded in 2023
The Best Lawyers in America, Collaborative Law, Family Law
Best Lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America©, Family Law
Best Lawyers
Awarded since 2005
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
Awarded since 2003.
Texas Super Lawyer: Top 100 Texas
Thomson Reuters
2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017 - 2019, 2021-2022.
Texas Super Lawyer: Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth
Thomson Reuters
Awarded 2005, 2008 – 2022.
Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law
D Magazine
2002 – 2003, 2007-2009, 2011 – 2012, 2018, and 2022
Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
Woodward and White Press
Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law
D Magazine
Presidential Citation for Outstanding Leadership
Dallas Bar Association
Ten Leaders in Divorce Law Age 45 & Under – Dallas Forth Worth
The Ten Leaders Cooperative
2002-2012
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Collin County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Member
Current
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Texas Collaborative Lawyers
Member
Current
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Texas Bar Association
Member
Current
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Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Advisory Commission
Member
Current
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The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
Member
Current
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Texas State Bar  # 00784168
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
What to Expect from Your Family Law Lawyer, Single Side Up! Single Parent Group
Recusal & Disqualification of Texas Judges, Advanced Family Law
Drug and Alcohol Issues: Handling Addicted Clients, Admissibility of Test Results, and Protection and Use of Records in Court, 40th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2014
A Life of Significance, National Honor Society, Lovejoy High School
2014
How to Avoid Grievances, Malpractice Claims, and Breach of Fiduciary Claims, 9th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2013
Family Law Case Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1996
The Cutting Edge of Reimbursement, 18th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute
State Bar of Texas
1996
Courthouse Decorum, Courthouse Policy and Attorney Ethics, Family Law Section Bench-Bar Conference
Dallas Bar Association
1996
Transfer Documents – From Aircraft to Zebras, Advanced Family Law Course for Legal Assistants and Other Legal Professionals
State Bar of Texas
1996
Basic Pleadings in Family Law Cases, Pro Bono Family Law Training
Dallas Bar Association
1996
Offensive Use of Collateral Witnesses in a Relocation Case
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
1997
Family Law and Proposed Legislation
Plano Independent Child Care Association
1997
Family Law Legislative Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1997
Peoples’ Law School, Peoples’ Law School Committee
Dallas Bar Association
1997
Legislative Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1997
Family Law Case Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1998
Family Law Case Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1998
Rebutting the JMC Presumption – What the Judge Must Hear, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1998
Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1998
A Guide to the New Texas Rules of Civil Discovery, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1999
Revised Texas Civil Discovery Rules
Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon LLC
1999
Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
1999
Legislative Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Association
1999
Preparing for the Family Law Specialization Exam, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2000
Discovery Problems, 26th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2000
Legislative Update, Family Law Section
Dallas Bar Assocation
2001
Expert Deposition and Trial Preparation – Custody Issues in Texas
Lorman Education Services
2003
Decrees and Orders, 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, Boot Camp
State Bar of Texas
2003
Preparing Clients for Depositions
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
2003
Uncontested Divorce, Headnotes
Dallas Bar Association
2004
Default Divorce, Headnotes
Dallas Bar Association
2004
Economic Contribution, Family Law on the Front Lines Conference
The University of Texas School of Law
2004
Depositions, 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2004
Depositions: The Devil is in the Details
New Jersey Lawyer
2005
Building a Bridge in 20 Minutes or Less – Tips for an Effective 20 Minute Temporary Hearing, Collin County Bench Bar Conference
Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
2008
Evidentiary and Discovery Issues in Family Law Cases
State Bar of Texas
2009
Models of Effective Presentations, Family Law on the Front Lines Conference
University of Texas School of Law
2009
Models of Effective Presentations and Visual Persuasion: The Effective Use of Trial Aids, Demonstrative Aids, and Summaries, Collin County Bench/Bar Conference
Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
2009
The Future of Premarital, Postmarital and Cohabitation Agreements, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
2010
Collaborative Law and Premarital, Postmarital and Cohabitation Agreements
Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County
2010
TAFLS Trial Institute
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
2011
Drug Testing – Use and Defense, 38th Annual Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2012
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Credentialed Mediator
Texas Mediation Training Roundtable Standards
Family Law
Texas State Bar
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GoransonBain Ausley
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
Telephone: (844) 961-4959
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