Diana Friedman

Diana Friedman

Named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth by Best Lawyers
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Texas
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Biography

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.

Diana has been widely recognized for her expertise in family law. She has been honored as one of the Dallas 500—The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth 2016. In addition, she has been named to The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc.—2010-2021, and to D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas—201

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Education
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Louisiana State University
B.S. (1985)
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Awards
Dallas 500 – The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas Fort-Worth
D Magazine
Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth
The Best Lawyers of America
“A Standing Ovation” Award
Texas Bar CLE
Best Lawyers in Dallas
D Magazine
Dan R. Price Award Recipient, Family Law Section
AAML
Best Lawyers in Dallas
D Magazine
Best Lawyers Under 40
D Magazine
The Best Lawyers in America
Woodward White
2010- 2016
Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
2003-2015
Top 50 Female Lawyers in Texas
Thomson Reuters
2004-2007, 2010-2014
Top 100 Attorneys In Dallas/Fort Worth Recognition Preview
Thomson Reuters
2011-2014
Top 100 Attorneys In Texas Super Lawyer
Thomson Reuters
2011-2013
Professional Associations
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialist
Past President
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Fellow
Current
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State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
Past Chair
Current
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Dallas County Bar Association – State Bar of Texas
Current
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Legislative Committee
Co-Chair
- Current
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Family Law Council State Bar of Texas
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 07461990
Member
- Current
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Texas Family Law Foundation
Past President
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Family Law Council State Bar of Texas
Past Chair
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Advanced Family Law Course
Co-Course Director
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Texas Association of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute
Course Director
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New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
Co-Course Director
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District 6-A Grievance Committee
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Publications
Articles & Publications
2015 Legislative Update: Family Law
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
Legislative Update 2015, Family Law
Legislative Update
The Witness You Don’t Want and How to Deal With Them
Innovations
Contempt Trial Demonstration
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
You Don’t Own Me – Alienation and Reunification
Innovations
Legislative Update – Current Issues
Marriage Dissolution
Obtaining and Modifying Above Guidelines Child Support
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
Who Are You and What Do You Do
Innovations
Attachment Issues/Visitation Under Three
Marriage Dissolution
If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up someplace else: Legal and psychological principles and methodologies applied to successful complex custody litigation
Innovations
Social Studies, Psychological Evaluations, Child Custody Evaluations – What’s in a Name
Marriage Dissolution
Plutoed Parents: Preventing and Overcoming Parental Alienation
Family Law on the Front Lines
Possession and Access for Children Under Three
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
Application of Child Development Research to Crafting Age appropriate Possession Orders for Children Under Three
Family Law on the Front Lines
Premarital and Post marital Agreements with Ethical Considerations
Advanced Family Law Drafting Course
The 2 Steps to the 12 Steps: How to Determine if a Parent is a Druggie, a Drunk, or Just Dry
Parent Child Relationships Conference
The New Parent Coordination/Facilitation Statute: What’s In, What’s Out
Marriage Dissolution
Family Law Contracts: Pre and Post Marital Agreements; Divorce Decrees; AID’s; Application of Transactional Contract and Related Law; Enforcement Breach and Contractual Defense
Finding Solutions for Dividing Property in a Troubled Economy
The Sixth Sense: I Hear Voices, But Is The Child Being Heard? (Which Perspective Really Matters to the Court?)
Parenting Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues
Characterization Challenges
Making the Most of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations, Family Law on the Front Lines
The University of Texas School of Law
Sex, Lies & The Internet: Internet Behavior,” Family Law on the Front Lines
The University of Texas School of Law
Who Gets the Debts, or Worse, I’m Gonna File for Bankruptcy
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
Ethical Dilemmas, Family Law on the Front Lines
The University of Texas School of Law
Ka-ching, Ka-ching, Kachina? The Modern Day Cash Register
Complex Trust Issues
Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
Certifications
Board Certified in Family Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Comapny Website
Website
Super Lawyers
Blog
GB Blog
Contact & Map
GoransonBain, PLLC
8350 N. Central Expy
Ste 1700
Dallas, TX 75206
Telephone: (214) 373-7676
Fax: (469) 467-8059