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Diana S. Friedman

Litigation Attorney at Dallas, TX

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also known as Diana Friedman

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Diana

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“I’m delighted to be joining my practice with a firm that shares my values of helping clients emerge from family law problems better off than when they started.” — Diana S. Friedman

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.—2010-2020, and to D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas—2013, 2015- 2017, among other recognitions. Diana has written numerous articles on family law topics, and she speaks frequently throughout Texas. She and her husband of 26 years enjoy hiking, traveling, and wine.

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GoransonBain Ausley
8350 N. Central Expy
Ste 1700
Dallas, TX, 75206

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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2013
EXCELLENT LAW FIRM AND LAWYERS!!!
Diana and her team helped me when I needed it most. They were very professional, very attentive and extremely caring. They assumed my case and put forth more effort than some lawyers I had worked with in the past. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. My case is still active but regardless of the outcome, I am so impressed and grateful for their involvement.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • GoransonBain Ausley
  • 2015 - Present
  • Owner
  • Diana S. Friedman, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2015
  • Partner
  • McCurley, Kinser, McCurley & Nelson, LLP
  • 1992 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Webb, Kinser & Luce, PC
  • 1991 - 1991
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1991
  • Louisiana State University
  • BS
  • 1984

Associations

  • Family Law Council State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas – Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • Dallas County Bar Association – State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Family Law Council State Bar of Texas
  • Past Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Co-Course Director
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute
  • Course Director
  • 2007 - 2007
  • New Frontiers in Marital Property Law
  • Co-Course Director
  • 2006 - 2006
  • District 6-A Grievance Committee
  • 1996 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2019
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers
  • D Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers
  • D Magazine
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Sam Emison Award
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • 2016
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Dallas 500: Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas Fort-Worth
  • D Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • D Magazine
  • 2015
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • "A Standing Ovation” Award
  • Texas Bar CLE
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Dan R. Price Award Recipient
  • Family Law Section
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2013
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers
  • D Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Top 100: Dallas/Fort Worth Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2011
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2006
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2006
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2005
  • Top 50: Women Texas Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Innovations
  • The Witness You Don’t Want and How to Deal With Them
  • 2015
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2015 Legislative Update: Family Law
  • 2015
  • Innovations
  • You Don’t Own Me - Alienation and Reunification
  • 2014
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Contempt Trial Demonstration
  • 2014
  • Innovations
  • Who Are You and What Do You Do
  • 2013
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Legislative Update – Current Issues
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Obtaining and Modifying Above Guidelines Child Support
  • 2013
  • Innovations
  • 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
  • 2012
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Social Studies, Psychological Evaluations, Child Custody Evaluations – What’s in a Name
  • 2012
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • Attachment Issues/Visitation Under Three
  • 2012
  • Family Law on the Front Lines
  • Plutoed Parents: Preventing and Overcoming Parental Alienation
  • 2011
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Possession and Access for Children Under Three
  • 2011
  • Advanced Family Law Drafting
  • Premarital and Post marital Agreements with Ethical Considerations
  • 2010
  • Family Law on the Front Lines
  • Application of Child Development Research to Crafting Age appropriate Possession Orders for Children Under Three
  • 2010
  • Marriage Dissolution
  • The New Parent Coordination/Facilitation Statute: What’s In, What’s Out
  • 2010
  • 2010 Parent Child Relationships Conference
  • The 2 Steps to the 12 Steps: How to Determine if a Parent is a Druggie, a Drunk, or Just Dry
  • 2010
  • Parenting Child Relationships: Critical Thinking for Critical Issues
  • The Sixth Sense: I Hear Voices, But Is The Child Being Heard? (Which Perspective Really Matters to the Court?)
  • 2009
  • Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Making the Most of Social Studies and Psychological Evaluations
  • 2008
  • Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Sex, Lies & The Internet: Internet Behavior
  • 2007
  • Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
  • Who Gets the Debts, or Worse, I’m Gonna File for Bankruptcy
  • 2006
  • Family Law on the Front Lines, The University of Texas School of Law
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • 2005
  • Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas
  • Complex Trust Issues
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legislative Update
  • Panel Discussion
  • 2019
  • Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation
  • Defending the Accused
  • 2019
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Premarital Agreements: Making Your Own Rules!
  • 2019
  • Advanced Family Law Course
  • Parental Alienation and Childhood Trauma
  • 2018
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Parental Alienation and Childhood Trauma
  • 2018
  • Marriage Dissolution Institute
  • Pick a Number, Any Number: Valuing Business
  • 2017
  • Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation
  • Different Strokes for Different Folks
  • 2017
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Direct & Cross of a Tracing Expert
  • 2016
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Dallas Litigation Lawyer Diana S. Friedman
Diana S. Friedman
Litigation Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 32 years