Beth has dedicated much of her life to helping families by serving as a judge, lawyer and social worker. Beth’s practice includes all aspects of family law including complex property issues and child-related matters. Beth focuses her practice on cases involving substance abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, and child abuse. Beth's extensive experience in working with families provides clients with the necessary resources to resolve their family disputes in a constructive and straightforward manner. Beth has been appointed by courts and retained by other attorneys to represent children in difficult family law matters. She practices Collaborative Law and often assists parties in successfully mediating their family law disputes.
In 2005, Beth joined GoransonBain as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Beth served as the Judge of the 303rd Family District Court and as the Associate Judge of the 301st Family District Court. Before her judicial service, Beth was a partner at the law firm of Gardere & Wynne, L.L.P. where she practiced family law involving complex property issues and child-related issues. Prior to entering the legal profession, Beth worked with children in crisis and was recognized as an expert in the field of child abuse.
Since Beth left the bench, she has been selected for inclusion in the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Family Law (2007-2017), Collabrotive Law 2017, and Woodward and White Press. She has also been selected for inclusion in the list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in 2007 and 2010, selected for the inclusion in the list of Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in 2007 and 2010, and selected for inclusion in the list of Texas Super Lawyers from 2008-2016 by Thomson Reuters. Beth volunteers her time to organizations that deal with domestic violence in families and children in need. She has authored numerous papers and spoken on many different family law issues at different public engagements.
At GoransonBain, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver sound legal advice while attempting to de-escalate contentious, emotional situations. Our legal team can help the residents of Texas with the following family law matters: