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Patricia Lindley Bain

also known as Lindley Bain, P. Lindley Bain

About me

Focusing on the future rather than the past results in better decisions, Lindley Bain, who heads up the Goranson Bain office in Austin, believes, and counsels divorcing clients to strive for healthy, attainable goals.  Lindley concentrates on financially complex divorces and high-conflict custody matters.  She practices both collaborative and traditional litigation with both creativity and compassion to address both their financial and emotional divorce. 


 Lindley recognizes the importance of managing the financial and emotional costs of contested family matters and divorces, and works to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.  Relying on her background as an M.B.A. in Finance, Lindley offers constructive and financially-minded approach to difficult family, property, and business issues.  She develops long-term strategy and customized solutions for her clients, helping them to plan for retirement and their children’s education even as they solve immediate concerns such as separating property, obtaining an optimal financial package, and making parenting arrangements.  Lindley uses her financial background and collaborative skills to assist non-married couples in crafting cohabitation agreements, parenting plans, pre marital agreements, donor and surrogacy agreements that are tailor made to meet their individual and family needs and goals.


 Drawing on her extensive experience in the courtroom and at the collaborative table, Lindley assists clients in evaluating their options to achieve their objectives and safeguard what is most important to them. Guiding clients to a place where they feel comfortable and confident in making decisions is a strength of Lindley’s counsel.  Lindley has been named a Texas Rising Star for 2010- 2015 as one of the top young lawyers in Texas. She has also been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2015 and 2016. 


Specialties: Areas of practice include child custody/visitation/support issues, relocation, premarital and postmarital agreeements, divorces, collaborative law, cohabitation agreements, same-sex property and parenting agreements, and donor and surrogacy agreements.





Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
  2. Prenuptials: 10%
  3. Child Custody: 10%
  4. Family: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Lindley is a highly competent, effective, and well respected family law specialist. I recommend her for any family law matter you may be faced with.


    Nicholas Rothschild Family Attorney
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  • Katherine Lea Lewis

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    Katherine Lewis Family Attorney
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Contact info

Goranson Bain, PLLC

3801 S. Capital of Texas Highway
Suite 280
Austin, TX, 78704


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberGoranson Bain, PLLC2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Section Board of the Dallas BarDirector2012 - Present
Curt B. Henderson American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2011 - Present
William 'Mac' Taylor American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2010 - Present
Annette Stewart American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2008 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law Advisor Blog7 Common Tax Issues to Consider When Negotiating Your Divorce Settlement2015
Family Law Advisor Blog6 Ways To Protect Your Credit in a Divorce2014
Family Law Advisor BlogThe Importance of Financial Discussions Prior to Marriage2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist UniversityFinance and Business AdministrationMA - Masters2007
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Austin CollegeInternational Studies and Honors SpanishBachelors of Arts2002