Thomas L. Ausley


Contact

GoransonBain Ausley

Locations

GoransonBain Ausley
3307 Northland Drive Suite 420
Austin TX, 78731
Phone: (512) 454-8791
Fax: (512) 454-9091

Introduction

Tom Ausley is the founding partner of Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores, LLP. He began practicing law in 1968 and was board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1980. Tom is highly respected by peers and judges alike and has the reputation of having unwavering integrity. In 2013, he was bestowed the prestigious Sam Emison Award by the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS) in recognition of his significant contributions to the practice of family law. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Fellow in the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. For the past thirty-two years, he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law Section. Best Lawyers also selected him as 2009 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law-Austin. Since 2003, Texas Monthly Magazine has recognized Tom as a Texas Super Lawyer. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Austin Bar Association. Tom is a master litigator. In 2000, he chose to train in the Collaborative law process as well, so that he might provide an additional option to his clients to resolve their disputes. Tom’s decades in the practice of family law as well as his practical life experience enable him to help his clients navigate their legal disputes without destroying relationships with children and others. As one of Tom’s previous clients recently wrote: “Beyond your able legal representation, you have provided a touchstone of reason and stability in an environment of unreason and instability."

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes divorce matters (including complex property cases), modification and enforcement of child support and conservatorship, other marital property related cases, as well as collaborative divorce.

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Counties

  • Austin, Texas

Legal Organizations

Member, State Bar of Texas (since 1968) Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization Family Law (1980 and re-certified in 2015) Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Vice Chairman of the Collaborative Law Committee (2010) Vice Chair of Professional and Collegiality Committee (2015) Officer of the Texas Chapter, Treasurer (2001-2002); Secretary (2002-2003); President-Elect (2003-2004); President (2005-2006) Member, Board of Governors of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, National Chapter Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers Member, American Bar Association - Family Law Section Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates Member, Board of Trustees for the Collaborative Institute of Texas (2003-2007) Charter Member, Texas Family Law Foundation Member, Board of Trustees (2006-2009) Member, College of the State Bar of Texas Member, Family Law Section Council, State Bar of Texas (2003-Present) Secretary (2008-2009); Treasurer (2009-2010); Vice-Chair (2010-2011); Chair (2011-2012); Immediate Past Chair (2012-2013) Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2006-Present) Life Fellow, State Bar of Texas Listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers Member, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists President, Travis County Family Law Advocates (2000-2001) President, Political Action Committee (2001-2002) Member, State Bar Task Force on Reorganization of the Office of General Counsel (1994) Member, Austin Bar Association Member, Williamson County Bar Association

Awards

50 Year Lawyer Honor, State Bar of Texas, 2018 Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 1987 – 2019 Larry York Mentor Award, Austin Bar Association, 2016 Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Thomson Reuters, 2003 – 2017 Selected to the “Top 100: Texas Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2007 Selected to the “Top 50: Central/West Texas Region Super Lawyers”, Thomson Reuters, 2004, 2007, 2012-2013, 2015- 2017 Recognized for Contributions to the Advancement of Professionalism and Collegiality, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2015 Sam Emison Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2013 Named the Best Lawyers© Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Austin, Woodward and White Press, 2009 Distinguished Lawyer Award, Austin Bar Association, 2008 Outstanding Fundraiser Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Austin Chapter, 2008 President and Chair’s Courage and Integrity Award, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 2004 Good Guys and Gals Award, National Women’s Political Caucus, Texas Chapter, 2004 “AV” rating, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory Finalist, 1st annual “Ethics in Business Awards”: Individual (Samaritan Counseling Center and St. Edwards University)

CLE Presentations

LBJ School of Public Affairs Advanced Mediation Training (1997) Advanced Family Law Mediation Training (1997) Dispute Resolution Center of Austin Mediation Training: Basic 40-hour course (2004) Family Law course (2004) Travis County Bar Association Settlement Week Mediator Training Appointed by Travis County District Judges as court-appointed mediator Volunteer mediator, Travis County Settlement Weeks (1989-1997) Volunteer mediator, Williamson County Settlement Week (1999-Present) Collaborative Divorce Training: Basic (2000, 2002, 2003) Intermediate (2000) Interdisciplinary (2006) American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration Training (2000)

Author

Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Drafting Course - The Use of Paralegals in Family Law Cases (1995) Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Course - Valuation and Appraisals (1997) Author, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Courses - Ethical Traps in Family Law Cases: Avoiding Land Mines (1998) Author, State Bar of Texas’ Advance Family Law Course - In the Trenches: Winning Techniques in Family Law Litigation (1998) Author, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Course - Securing and Collecting What Your Client Got (1999) Author/Speaker, Ultimate Trial Notebook for Family Law - The Use of Paralegals in Family Law Cases (2000) Author/Speaker, Advanced Family Law Course - Professionalism in Family Law (2004) Author/Speaker, Ultimate Trial Notebook - Pretrial and Scheduling Orders (2004) Author/Speaker, Collaborative Law Spring Retreat - Leadership and Self-Renewal for Collaborative Professionals (2005) Author/Speaker, University of Texas Family Law on the Front Lines - Impaired Clients: Ethical Issues and Advocacy (2005) Author/Speaker, Associate Judge’s Training - The Hague Convention (2005) Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Course - Ethics & the Enhancement of the Attorney-Client Relationship (2005) Author/Speaker, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar – Professionalism & Ethics for Paralegals (Midland 2006) Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Course - The Professional Practice: Yourself, Your Office, and Your Relationships with Others (2008) Author/Speaker, State Bar of Texas’ Advanced Family Law Course - Getting to Closure and Managing Client Relations, Collaborative Family Law Track (2008) Author/Speaker, Marriage Dissolution Course 101 – Temporary Orders: What You Can Get and How to Get It (2010)

AAML Chapter

Officer of the Texas Chapter, Treasurer (2001-2002); Secretary (2002-2003); President-Elect (2003-2004); President (2005-2006)