Peer respect and recognition for their exceptional work in family law earns Goranson Bain Ausley Partners Kathryn Murphy and Lindsey Obenhaus recognition as a D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2023.

“Kathryn and Lindsey possess the hallmark qualities of successful family lawyers – integrity, compassion, conviction and exceptional legal acumen,” said Lindley Bain, managing partner of Texas family law firm Goranson Bain Ausley. “Their professionalism and unwavering commitment to client value is a quality all of our family lawyers show on a daily basis. We are proud of Kathryn and Lindsey’s achievement,” she added.

Murphy and Obenhaus, in company with all Goranson Bain Ausley lawyers, are known for providing constructive, strategic, and client-centered representation–protecting children’s interests, securing assets for the future, and achieving efficient and advantageous resolutions of family law matters. In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Murphy has developed a stellar reputation as one of Texas’ most qualified family law attorneys. In 2021, Murphy was recognized  with the Sam Emison Award, one of the most coveted awards in Texas family law. She was also the recipient of the Texas Bar Association Family Law Section’s prestigious Dan Price Award. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Murphy 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 Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where she is a Past-President.  She is also a past Chair of the Family Law Council of the State Bar of Texas and is a Member of the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors.

Obenhaus is known for her expertise in handling financial issues in divorce, including valuations of complex assets, property tracing, and fraud. A former DA in Dallas County, her extensive courtroom experience and strategic thinking help clients make informed financial and parenting decisions for the best possiable outcomes. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Obenhaus has been named a D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas for three consecutive years. She is also consistently recognized as Best Lawyers Under 40 in D Magazine and a Best Lawyers in America Ones to Watch.

Every year, Dallas attorneys vote for the lawyers they believe are the best at what they do. A distinguished panel later reviews the results and D Magazine publishes the list, which is available in the May 2023 issue and at

About Goranson Bain Ausley
Goranson Bain Ausley is one of the largest family law firms in Texas, building on a long-standing record of trustworthy, successful advocacy for clients. For more than 40 years, Goranson Bain Ausley has fostered a constructive and strategic approach to help clients protect assets, control costs, minimize disruption, and achieve the most advantageous results.
In 2023, U.S. News & World Report named Goranson Bain Ausley a Best Law Firm in its U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation, an achievement that involved a rigorous independent evaluation process.
Goranson Bain serves clients in five locations throughout Texas, including Dallas, Plano, Austin, Granbury, and Fort Worth.

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