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Diana S. Friedman

8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 1700 Dallas, Texas 75206
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Goranson Bain Ausley, PLLC

Years In Practice


Phone Number (214) 373-7676

A highly respected attorney who was named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth by The Best Lawyers in America 2016, Diana S. Friedman has joined her family law practice with that of GoransonBain Ausley’s. Diana shares the core values of GoransonBain Ausley in helping clients make the difficult transition through family law problems in the best way possible.

Diana recognizes that divorce and other family law issues are very personal experiences, so she strives to build comfortable, trusting relationships with her clients. She works with clients to establish goals for their cases, giving them the benefit of her experience in weighing the pros and cons of different courses of action. She advocates tenaciously for her clients both in and outside of the courtroom.  Diana thrives on the connections she makes with clients and the opportunity to provide assistance that really matters in clients’ day-to-day lives as well as their long-term futures.

With an undergraduate degree in business and a background in a family business, Diana excels in cases that involve complex property issues. She brings a cutting-edge knowledge of the law to her clients, and utilizes her creativity in effectively resolving challenging and difficult cases.

Diana is also passionate about working on legislation that will improve divorce laws. She is co-chair of a family law section Legislative Committee that recently secured passage of a bill establishing qualifications for court-appointed child custody evaluators. She believes that working on the front lines of divorce law and being aware of trends helps her better inform her clients and explain the law to them.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Bar Admissions
Admitted in 1991
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Diana S. Friedman
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Family Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2016)
  • Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas Fort-Worth, 2016
  • Dan R. Price Award Recipient, Family Law Section, 2014
  • “A Standing Ovation” Award, Texas Bar CLE, 2015
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers Under 40, 2004
  • Sam Emison Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2016
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2011, 2013, 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2003 - 2018
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters – 2004- 2007, 2010 – 2015, 2018
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Region Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters – 2011 – 2015, 2017
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2013, 2015 - 2017
Organizations & Affiliations
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Chair, CLE Committee
Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
Dedman School of Law at SMU
Alumnae Steering Committee
District 6-A Grievance Committee
Southern Methodist University
ATLA Mock Trial Team, Coach,
State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Member, Chair, Council
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist
Member, President
Texas Association of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute
Course Director
Texas Family Law Foundation
Member, President
The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
Southern Methodist University, J.D.
Graduated 1991
Contact Details and Office Locations
8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 1700
Dallas, Texas 75206
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