Kathryn Murphy

Kathryn Murphy

GoransonBain, PLLC
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Summary

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.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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The University of Texas School of Law
English, B.A., with Honors
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Awards
Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
Woodward and White Press
2017
Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
Woodward and White Press
2015
Selected to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas: Family Law”
D Magazine
2001, 2005- 2010, and 2017 - 2019
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
Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law
Woodward and White Press
2003-2018
Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list
Thomson Reuters
2003-2018
Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers”
Thomson Reuters
2003-20178
Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/ Fort Worth Super Lawyers”
Thomson Reuters
2004 – 2009, 2011 – 2018
Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers”
Thomson Reuters
2004 – 2006, 2008-2009, 2011, 2013- 2018
Best Family Law CLE article
State Bar of Texas
2004
Serjeant of the Inn Award
Annette Stewart Inn of Court
2013- Awarded to an attorney who has significantly contributed to the profession and the community throughout their career
Professional Associations
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Board of Governors
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Texas Chapter
Fellow
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - Texas Chapter
Past-President
Current
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American Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Annette Stewart Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Annette Stewart Inn of Court
Board Member
Current
Activities: 2005 - 2012
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CASA of Collin County Advisory Board
Board Member
Current
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Collaborative Divorce Dallas (f/k/a The Collaborative Alliance)
Member
Current
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Collaborative Divorce Texas (f/k/a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas)
Member
Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Collin County Bench Bar Conference
Co-CHair
Current
Activities: 2001
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Collin County Bench Bar Conference
Program Committee
Current
Activities: 2000
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Collin County Bench Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section
Member
Current
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Dallas Bar Association
Fee Dispute Committee Member
Current
Activities: 1998 - 2000
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DAYL People’s Law School
Co-Chair
Current
Activities: 1994 - 1996
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Denton County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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Texas Family Law Foundation
Lifetime Fellow
Current
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Grievance Committee, District 1A
Chair
Current
Activities: 2006 - 2007
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Grievance Committee, District 1A
Member
Current
Activities: 2002 - 2007
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International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member
Current
Activities: 2015 - present
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Plano Bar Association
Member
Current
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Southeastern Paralegal Institute
Instructor
Current
Activities: 1993 - 1996
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State bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Member
Current
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State bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Chair
Current
Activities: 2016 - 2017
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State bar of Texas, Family Law Section
Family Law Council Member
Current
Activities: 2005 - present
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Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Member
Current
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Texas Bar Foundation
Fellow
Current
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Texas Bar Foundation
Nominating Committee
Current
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The Balancing Act
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ask the Expert – Divorce: Complex Property
D Magazine
Family Law at Your Fingertips- Children Issues
State Bar of Texas
Family Law at Your Fingertips
State Bar of Texas
Protecting Children from Incompetent Forensic Evaluations and Expert Testimony
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce
Professional Solutions Group
Texas Family Law Practice Guide
West Publishing Company
Speaking Engagements
Reimbursement, Fraud, Waste, and the Reconstituted Estate, Marriage Dissolution Institute
State Bar of Texas
2019
How to Draw Clients to the Collaborative Model and Keep them Satisfied, Collaborative Law: Avoid Breaking Bad When Breaking Up
State Bar of Texas
2019
Trial of a Custody Case, Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation
State Bar of Texas
2019
Drafting: Are Your Pleadings and Discovery Ready for Trial?, Advanced Trial Skills for Family Lawyers
State Bar of Texas
2018
Marital Agreements, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
State Bar of Texas
2018
Premarital and Postmarital Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2018
Trial Presentation of a Custody Case, TAFLS Trial Institute
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
2018
Marital Property Agreements, Advanced Family Law Course
State Bar of Texas
2017
What's In Your Wallet? Property Case Law Update, Marriage Dissolution
State Bar of Texas
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Company Website
Blog
GB Blog
Contact & Map
GoransonBain Ausley
7160 N. Dallas Parkway
Suite 650
Plano, TX 75024
USA
Telephone: (214) 473-9696
Fax: (469) 467-8059