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Aimee Michelle Pingenot

Family Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Aimee Pingenot Key, Aimee Key

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Aimee

Learn Aimee’s areas of practice.

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.

 

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Location

GoransonBain Ausley
8350 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1700
Dallas, TX, 75206

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Reviews

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Posted by Steve | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing family law attorney!
Aimee is the best of the best. I hired her 4 years ago to modify custody from standard to 50/50. The attorney I had used for my divorce discouraged me from requesting 50/50, but Aimee was positive and confident to move forward. Since this she has represented me through additional modifications and enforcements. Over these 4 years she has become a friend as well as my attorney. She sincerely wants the best for myself and my children. She is fair with billing and never "nickels and dimes" when it comes to emails and phone calls and texts. She is extremely knowledgeable and respected by her clients, peers and judges. I recommend Aimee to everyone I know as she is truly an amazing attorney who cares for her clients and their families.
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Posted by Miranda | October 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best attorney I could have ever asked for!
Aimee not only counseled me legally, she held my hand as I felt lost, scared and confused. I truly felt safe and taken care of with her representation and guidance. She created the perfect setting for my ex and I to co-parent beautifully. As a result, years later, our son has blossomed and appreciated the relationship we continue to have. We could not have settled and made better decisions without her. I am forever grateful to Aimee.
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Posted by Alexia | September 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer with great insight
Aimee was recommended to me from another attorney I had consulted on a very complex legal issue. Aimee was very patient with me as I asked her questions and for advice on my case. She explained legal codes and terms without condescension or irritation. She knew these codes from memory and those she wasn't familiar with, she looked up and explained to me. Again, in a way that I could understand and process. I thought my case would go on for a long time, but thanks to Aimee and her fantastic mitigation skills, all was taken care of in a minimal amount of time. And the best part- at less cost than I was told by other attorneys. I am so grateful to Aimee Pingenot and highly recommend her to anyone needing a family law attorney! Thank you, Aimee!
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law Help
I hired Aimee to help me with my divorce and to help me with custody and support. She understood my concerns and helped me each step of the way. I felt supported, understood and protected. I never felt alone in the process and knew I had a tough lawyer looking out for me. I would highly recommend Aimee and her firm.
Posted by John | August 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with!
I hired Aimee to handle a suit filed by my ex-wife. She did a great job handling a very difficult ex. We spent one full day in mediation, due to the fact that my ex refuses to agree to anything. I was able to talk with Aimee and get to know her better during this time. She is very professional yet down to earth. She is compassionate about her work and does her job very well. She was also very fair with her billing. Since my ex never seems to give up I anticipate more litigation and I will continue to use Aimee.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2013
A Life Transformed
When I first met Aimee I was terrified. I didn't see the divorce coming and my spouse had already hired another top Dallas firm. He had deep pockets. I was a stay-at-home mother. I was in shock and ignorant about my rights. My life seemed to be falling apart and I felt helpless. I was immediately impressed by Aimee's demeanor. She is articulate, professional and confident. She listened intently to me during my consultation. She advised me that my situation was "unsustainable" and explained the strengths of my position. Aimee said to mark the date on my calendar because in a year's time my life would be transformed for the better. I chose the collaborative process and Aimee brought the best team of professionals to my case. The process is slow, but deliberate. At times I was frustrated, but Aimee was always responsive. She was sensitive to my budget and I never felt "nickeled and dimed." She returned my calls and emails promptly. She is in demand and has a busy schedule, but she always made me feel that my case was important. I believed she cared. The collaborative process broke down despite our best efforts, so Aimee advised we move to mediation. Again, the judge she engaged was tough, fair and wise. It was a grueling day and Aimee fought hard. In the end she won the best settlement possible and I am sure I couldn't have found a better advocate. So a year latter, Aimee has made good on her promise. My life truly is transformed. My retirement is secure and my debts are paid. I have a great job, a bit of money in the bank and a charming little house where my child can grow and thrive. Aimee's confidence is contagious- I am no longer scared. Indeed, the future seems bright and full of promise thanks to Aimee's skill, vision, and tenacity to win the best possible settlement for her clients.
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Posted by Fred Kruse | March 2, 2013
I honestly think that I could not have found a more competent attorney!
I didn't know anything about Aimee Pingenot when I chose her to be my divorce attorney. However, five minutes after meeting her for the first time, I knew I had lucked out. She is very bright and focused on the business at hand. She can be tough at times, but she can also be compassionate as she helped me get through some rough moments in my divorce process. I have nothing but praise for Aimee and her staff. Without hesitation, I would recommend her to anybody that needs a family law attorney.
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Posted by Lea | March 1, 2013
The BEST and More than I Imagined!!
I would highly recommend Aimee. She kept me sane, kept me up to date at all times and worked tirelessly to resolve my case in the least expensive manner as possible. Although my case turned into a long drawn out event, I never felt that Aimee overcharged me or "nickle and dimed" me for each email/phone call/update. Her billing was very fair and accurate and I never questioned any charges. She is worth her weight in gold. Her team is on target, up to date and was always there for me when I needed them. She is an amazing person as well as an excellent lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hire
I hired Aimee for a high conflict divorce. She knew nothing about high conflict and was trying to get me to settle as soon as we started. She not only provided horrible recommendations, she also drew up settlements with wrong information! I was paying her to do her job correctly. She was horrible in litigation and I would take your money to another firm.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • GoransonBain Ausley
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • McClure Duffee & Eitzen LLP Attorneys and Counselors at Law
  • 2003 - 2010
  • Teacher
  • Teach for America
  • 1998 - 2000

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • M.S.
  • 1998
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Associations

  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • Annette Stewart American Inn of Court
  • Membership Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Dallas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Legacy Family Court Foundation
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collaborative Divorce Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, GP/Solo Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association, Collaborative Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Collaborative Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
  • Newsletter Director
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2017
  • Selected to the “Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers” List
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2006
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Property Law Update
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Texas, Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Turbo Charge Your Collaborative Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Common Law Marriage
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Enforcing and Modifying Family Law Orders and Decrees
  • 2019
  • TAFLS Trial Institute
  • Trial Presentation
  • 2019
  • Family and Veterans Advocacy Clinic
  • Evidence 101 for Family Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Collaborative Law Course
  • Creating Harmony
  • 2018
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Go Beyond the Forms: Effectively Drafting Family Law Orders
  • 2016
  • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Assisting with Child Custody Issues
  • 2012
  • Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals
  • Family Law Case Update
  • 2012
  • Family Law Updates
  • Family Law 101
  • 2012
  • Collin County Bench Bar
  • Legislative Updates and Family Law Code Updates
  • 2012
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Standing in Family Law
  • 2012
  • Team Thursday Collaborative Law Group
  • Informed Consent in Collaborative Law
  • 2011
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Basics and Legislative Updates
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Aimee
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"What a great lawyer to work with! I always appreciate those attorneys looking to do the right thing for their clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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Dallas Family Lawyer Aimee Michelle Pingenot
Aimee Michelle Pingenot
Family Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 20 years