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Dallas Divorce Firm GoransonBain expands to meet growing demand for quality legal representation. Family law attorneys Anita C. Savage and Esther R. Donald join firm’s Dallas office.


(Dallas) September 9, 2014 – GoransonBain, a family law leader in Texas for nearly 30 years, recently announced the addition of divorce attorneys Anita C. Savage and Esther R. Donald.

GoransonBain has focused on expansion this year to meet growing demands for quality legal representation in every aspect of family law,” said Beth E. Maultsby, Managing Partner. “The firm has always emphasized purposeful growth with strategic promotions and new hires that enrich our strengths as individual attorneys and as a whole.”

With nearly 20 years of practice in family law, Anita C. Savage has a proven track record of representing clients in both collaborative and traditional divorce cases, and is a professionally trained mediator and Parenting Facilitator, assisting families and the Court as a neutral professional. Savage’s primary focus is to help clients reach the best agreement possible outside of court, so their money can be used for their family and children post-divorce – not on unnecessary litigation. If court is the only option, she has built a reputation as a smart and tenacious advocate for clients and their children.

“The end of a marriage is an incredibly difficult time, but the decisions made during this time are so important, said Savage. “My goal is to help clients make informed choices so they can successfully move forward after divorce.”

Savage earned her Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from the University of Toronto and her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University Law School, where she was a member of the National Dean’s List.   

Esther Donald  blends her extensive legal knowledge with personal advocacy, listening closely to clients and becoming a partner in the healing process. Donald is a parent and stepparent, allowing her to understand additional facets and nuances of family law. She devotes empathy, patience, and logic to even the most emotional cases, emphasizing productive communication to find realistic possibilities and work toward positive outcomes. While comfortable in the courtroom, she has learned that the best resolution often comes from an expertly negotiated settlement

“Divorce is a complex and emotional process,” said Donald. “I realize that clients need a strong advocate with a level head who will listen attentively and allow them to vent, process and heal.”

Donald graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law, where she was associate editor of the Texas Law Review.

“Family law is like no other practice in the legal system. The issues our clients face are personal, emotional, and often extremely difficult,” said Maultsby. “Attorneys have to balance vast legal knowledge with sensitive interpersonal skills, diplomacy, advocacy, and assertiveness. GoransonBain has built an incredible team over the years, and we believe Anita and Esther possess valuable skills that will make them excellent additions to the firm. We are thrilled to welcome both of them to the GoransonBain family.”

About GoransonBain

GoransonBain is a Texas family law firm founded in 1987. Since its inception, GoransonBain has fostered a constructive atmosphere and positive dialogue to provide a better approach to family law. The firm’s team of attorneys, including three former family court judges, offers clients comprehensive experience and perspectives to work towards swift resolution in complex situations. Services encompass virtually every facet of family law, including divorce, asset identification and valuation, collaborative law, pre and post-marital, child custody and visitation, property division, child support, adoption, paternity, and same-sex legal issues. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report named GoransonBain a “Best Law Firm” in its U.S. News - Best Lawyers® for family law and family law mediation, an achievement that involved a rigorous independent evaluation process.


The firm maintains three Texas offices in Dallas, Plano, and Austin. To learn more, visit

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