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Aimee Michelle Pingenot

Aimee Michelle Pingenot

also known as Aimee Michelle Pingenot Key, Aimee Key

About me

With a compassionate focus and an eye towards the future, Aimee works with clients to skillfully assist them in identifying their goals and guide them towards a resolution in often complex and contentious family law matters. While many of her cases are aggressively litigated, Aimee's training in collaborative law ensures that client's priorities are defended, and that every step of the litigation is directed to reach that resolution in the most cost-effective and clear manner possible.

Having a Master's degree in social work provides Aimee with a unique ability to understand complex and novel custody issues and work with both clients and mental health professionals to identify what is at stake for the clients she represents. Whenever possible, she utilizes the collaborative process to craft a settlement that is more creative and personalized for her clients than is often obtained in a courtroom. Aimee uses the collaborative process as well as creative and personalized contractual agreements when working to resolve property and custody issues between same-sex couples whose marriages and relationships are not recognized by Texas courts at this time. Her compassion for families in crisis assures that she remains a tireless advocate for everyone she represents.

Aimee has been selected for inclusion in the list of Texas Monthly Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters) each year since 2006, a distinction bestowed upon a select number of attorneys each year based solely upon their nomination by their peers. Prior to practicing law, Aimee was the program director of a supervised visitation facility for families in Austin as well as an elementary school teacher with the non-profit program, Teach for America. She received her B.A. in Psychology with Honors, Masters of Science in Social Work with Honors and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin.



Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
    12 years
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 10%
    0 years
  3. Mediation: 10%
    0 years
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    0 years
  5. Other: 40%
  6. More 



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Keeli L. Rule

    I endorse this lawyer. Aimee is a very aggressive attorney who puts her client's needs first. She was knowledgeable about the law surrounding the issues in the case and used a practical approach.


    Keeli Rule Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Theodore Dean Ogilvie

    What a great lawyer to work with! I always appreciate those attorneys looking to do the right thing for their clients.


    Theodore Ogilvie Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Goranson Bain, PLLC

8350 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1850
Dallas, TX, 75206


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Texas Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2013
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2012
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2011
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2010
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2009
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2008
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2007
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGoransonBain, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerMcClure Duffee & Eitzen LLP Attorneys and Counselors at Law2003 - Present
TeacherTeach for America1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtMembership Director2012 - Present
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationNewsletter Director2011 - 2013
Collaborative Professionals of DallasMember2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Dallas Association of Young LawyersMemberN/A
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Advisor BlogPregnant and Done: Divorcing When a Child Is Due2015
Family Law Advisor BlogThe Element of Surprise: Drug Tests in Texas Divorces or Custody Case2015
Family Law Advisor BlogLegislative Changes to the Spousal Maintenance Provisions in the Texas Family Code2014
Family Law Advisor Blog6 Tips on Considering when Introducing a New Person into the Lives of your Children2014
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law SeminarProperty Law Update2012
State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law SeminarTurbo Charge Your Collaborative Law Practice2012
Family Law Technology CourseUsing a Computer Forensic Expert2012
Collin County Bench BarA Family Law Update2012
Collin County Bar AssociationStanding for the Not-So-Nuclear Family2012
New Frontiers in Marital PropertyA Modest Primer on Business Ownership, Divorce and the Courts2011
Dallas Bar AssociationCommon Law Marriage2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Texas System, AustinSocial WorkMS - Master of Science1998
University of Texas System, AustinPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Family Law Practice for ParalegalsAssisting with Child Custody Issues2012
Texas Family Law Practice for ParalegalsFamily Law Case Update2012
Family Law UpdatesFamily Law 1012012
Collin County Bench BarLegislative Updates and Family Law Code Updates2012
Collin County Bar AssociationStanding in Family Law2012
Team Thursday Collaborative Law GroupInformed Consent in Collaborative Law2011
Dallas Bar AssociationCollaborative Law Basics and Legislative Updates2011