GoransonBain Ranks High in Annual Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star List

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P. Lindley Bain and Kathryn F. Samler receive special recognition with inclusion in Up- and-Coming 100 and Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women

GoransonBain Texas Rising Stars 2017

GoransonBain Texas Rising Stars 2017

This affirmation by the legal community reinforces our belief that a taking a reasoned approach to family law matters is in our client’s best interest and at the same time has earned us the respect of our peers

GoransonBain’s reputation for being among Texas’ most respected family law attorneys is further strengthened with five attorneys being named to the 2017 Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Star list. The achievement is reinforced with two of the attorneys being named to the Up-and-Coming 100 and Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Texas Rising Star list.

The Texas Rising Star professional accomplishment places Lené Alley DeRudder, P. Lindley Bain, Angel J. Berbarie, Hayley B. Collins, and Kathryn F. Samler among the only 2.5 percent of the Texas' nearly 97,000 attorneys who received the annual honor. Each of the family law attorneys is making a repeat appearance on the list.

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

“This affirmation by the legal community reinforces our belief that a taking a reasoned approach to family law matters is in our client’s best interest and at the same time has earned us the respect of our peers,” said Curtis W. Harrison II, Managing Partner.

“We are especially proud that for the first time, Lindley and Katie were singled out being named to both the Up- and-Coming 100 and Up-and-Coming 50: 2017 Women Texas Rising Star lists,” added Harrison.

The Texas Rising Stars includes attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for ten years or less. Among the GoransonBain Texas family law attorneys selected for inclusion are:

  • P. Lindley Bain, a Board-Certified Family Law attorney who manages the firm’s Austin office. Focusing on the future rather than the past, Lindley believes, and counsels divorcing clients to strive for healthy, attainable goals. Lindley concentrates on financially complex divorces and high-conflict custody matters. She has been named a Texas Rising Star by Thomson Reuters for eight consecutive years.
  • Kathryn F. Samler, a family law attorney in the Dallas office. To families going through a divorce, Katie brings unique experience from serving as an attorney/guardian ad litem and amicus attorney. She understands the emotional and financial toll that litigation can take on families; as a result, whenever possible she collaborates with clients and opposing parties to reach a resolution without unnecessary litigation. She has been selected as a Texas Rising Star for four years.
  • Lené Alley DeRudder, a family law attorney in the Plano office, has been selected a Rising Star for four years. Lené approaches family law by pursuing all possible avenues to resolve family law problems outside of the courtroom. Her goal is to minimize the emotional, mental, and financial costs for her clients. However, when issues are unyielding, Lené is a tenacious litigator in court, endlessly representing her clients’ interests to achieve positive results.
  • Angel J. Berbarie, a Board-Certified Family Law attorney in the Plano office, has been named a Rising Star for six straight years. An extremely organized lawyer, Angel is experienced in managing cases with large assets. She is especially attuned to solving the financial needs of her clients, whether it is the spouse who must move forward without a breadwinner or the spouse who wants to make sure he or she is keeping a fair share of the estate they worked so hard to create.
  • Hayley B. Collins, a family law attorney in the Plano office, has earned the Rising Star professional accomplishment for three consecutive years. As a family attorney, Hayley excels at connecting with clients to learn their stories and achieve outcomes that are best for their individual circumstances. Hayley’s practice encompasses the broad range of family law, including divorce, paternity and child support issues.

The list of Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars is featured in the April 2017 issue of Texas Monthly.

About Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit http://www.superlawyers.com/

About GoransonBain, PLCC

GoransonBain is a Texas family law firm founded in 1987. Since its inception, GoransonBain has fostered a constructive atmosphere and strategic approach to help client’s controls costs, minimize the disruption to their daily lives and achieve the best possible outcome. The firm’s team of attorneys, including three former family court judges, offers clients comprehensive experience and perspectives to work towards an efficient resolution in complex situations. Services encompass virtually every facet of family law, including divorce, asset identification and valuation, complex property matters, collaborative law, mediation, premarital and postmarital agreements, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoption, paternity, and same-sex legal issues. For the past five years, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain 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.
The firm maintains three Texas offices in Dallas, Plano and Austin.

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