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Kathryn J. Murphy

6900 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400 Plano, Texas 75024
Firm: GoransonBain Ausley, PLLC
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Firm

GoransonBain Ausley, PLLC


Years In Practice


Phone Number (214) 273-2340

“Helping clients weigh the benefits of any given action, as well as the financial and emotional costs, is at the core of everything we do.” – Kathryn Murphy

A highly goal-oriented family attorney, Kathryn Murphy is skilled in answering one of the most important concerns clients have about divorce: seeing an efficient, satisfactory end to the process. Kathryn initially helps clients establish their priorities, then outlines their options for achieving resolution. Drawing on her extensive trial experience as a family lawyer, Kathryn helps clients anticipate the likely impact of their decisions so they can choose wisely.

Clients value Kathryn’s thoroughness, especially in complex property and child custody cases. Her expertise includes cases involving the valuation of a business, closely held business interests, relocation, characterization of property, and premarital agreements. Kathryn embraces collaborative law when it is the right fit for clients, and she brings considerable skills to the courtroom when litigation is deemed necessary. Above all, Kathryn’s goal is to negotiate a topnotch settlement for her clients. She is known for establishing a close connection with her clients, standing firm with them and working together as a team to support the best interests of them and their children.

A partner of the firm, Kathryn has been named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas, Woodward and White Press, 2015 and 2017.

Kathryn is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists and a Fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Texas Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she is a Past-President. She is a member of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association and Collin County Bar Association.

Kathryn is the primary researcher and writer of the book, Protecting Your Assets from a Texas Divorce, published in 2005. She also co-authored West Publishing Company’s Texas Family Law Practice Guide, a three-volume family law treatise for attorneys that was published in March 2000 and supplemented each year. She has taught family law at Southeastern Paralegal Institute in Dallas, and is a frequent author and speaker on family law issues.

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Awards
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Kathryn J. Murphy
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Family Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2019)
Family Law, Dallas/Fort Worth (2017)
Family Law, Dallas (2015)
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2006, 2008-2009, 2011, 2013- 2014
  • Selected to the “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2010
  • Selected to the “Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2009
  • Annette Stewart Inn of Court, Serjeant of the Inn Award
  • Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”, D Magazine, 2001, 2005- 2010, 2017 and 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2011, 2012-2017
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2004 – 2009, 2011 – 2017
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2017
  • Best Family Law CLE article, State Bar of Texas, 2004
Languages
German
Education
Southern Methodist University, J.D., Law
Graduated 1989
University of Texas - Austin, B.A., English
Graduated 1996
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (214) 273-2340
6900 North Dallas Parkway, Suite 400
Plano, Texas 75024
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