Paula is a partner at Goranson Bain. She has served as both a Judge in the 303rd Family District Court and an Associate Judge in the 302nd Family District Court. She is Board Certified in Family Law, is currently a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and is a former member of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas. The Best Lawyers in America named Paula as the Dallas Collaborative Family Lawyer of the Year in 2011. She has been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in the list of Top 50 Female Super Lawyers from 2003-2014 (top 50 female attorneys in the state of Texas), and Texas Super Lawyers from 2003-2016, and was also selected for inclusion of the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011-2016.
With over thirty years of family law experience, including eleven years of prior judicial experience as an associate judge and a district judge in the Dallas family courts (1983-1994), Paula offers a unique perspective to her clients. Board Certified in family law since 1985 and consistently named in The Best Lawyers In America since 1997, she handles significant property cases, divorces involving children, and premarital and postmarital agreements. Her practice emphasizes collaborative family law, an innovative approach for the amicable resolution of divorce cases without litigation. As of May, 2011, she has successfully resolved 88 collaborative cases.
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: