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Eric Stephen Lafleur

Divorce and separation Attorney at Allen, TX

4.9   44 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Eric

Learn Eric’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Divorce, Property division

    18 years

  2. Child custody
    30%
    SAPCRs, Modifications

    18 years

  3. Child support
    10%

  4. Family
    10%

DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY, AND MODIFICATIONS. 22 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN COLLIN COUNTY. CALL FOR FREE CONSULTATIONS

Eric is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He has been practicing family law for almost two decades and, prior to that served as an Assistant District Attorney in Collin County, Texas, prosecuting misdemeanor and felony level criminal cases.  

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2015,2013,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2018 2015 2013 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2017,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2017 2013 2012

Location

LaFleur Law Firm, P.C.
700 Central Expressway S.
Ste. 400
Allen, TX, 75013

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  44 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by David | December 13, 2013
Best choice for the most important event in my life
As a father fighting for custody of my 9 year old I knew I was facing an uphill battle. Fortunately for me and my son, I was able to hire Eric to help with this fight. Eric's knowledge and understanding of the law and what I was going through was huge. His naturally calm demeanor really helped settle me down on the numerous occasions when I would get nervous, or start to freak out. As good as he was with all of the preliminary work; he really came through in court. His preparedness, knowledge of the situation, and familiarity with the key players and our history really showed. I firmly believe the decision to work with Eric on this is the reason I was able to win primary custody of my son. It was the best decision I could have made.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2013
Father's Rights upheld!
I hired Eric over 3 years ago at the start of my divorce. Eric has been by my side the whole time fighting for my rights as a father. . His skilled legal expertise in front of judges and a jury have produced results I never thought possible. He's taken me from facing false accusations of abuse and the possibility of no custody nor visitation to me with primary custody and my ex with expanded standard possession. His expert legal advice and professional court room demeanor have beaten some of the “top name” legal teams in Collin and Dallas County. I would highly recommend Eric to any father that wants the best results for their kid’s interest.
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Posted by Josephine | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney and Advocate
Our case had been dragging through the court system for over 5 years. We started with an incompetent attorney, who caused us to lose custody. We then hired a disorganized attorney, who was ridiculously expensive and overcharged us, including charging us to remedy his mistakes and his firm's mistakes. Despite his extremely high price tag, we still didn't get custody back. In fact, the case got thrown out. Fortunately, we found Eric LaFleur. He turned the whole case around for us, and we got virtually everything we asked for in the case. He is brilliant, experienced, and very reasonably priced, especially for someone who is board certified in family law and has his level of expertise. In court, he is cool headed and quick thinking. I rarely write reviews, but it would be a disservice to people like us, who were looking for one of the best family law attorneys, to not post a review about such an extraordinary attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Father
Eric was amazing. He was thorough, honest, and the kind of attorney you’d want in a contentious custody battle. He never did anything that made me question hiring him. He is truly a Godsend
Posted by Elizabeth | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Eric Lafleur is by FAR the best family lawyer I've ever had the good fortune to work with. I have also interacted with a lot of lawyers in a variety of practice areas throughout my career, and he's at the top of that list as well. He is brilliant, efficient, articulate, honest, effective -- the list of positives goes on. We went through two other attorneys in the custody case for which we hired Eric, and both were disasters that cost years of precious time and well over a hundred thousand dollars. Eric came in and turned everything around. To say I that I would HIGHLY recommend him is an understatement.
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Posted by Joe | December 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing results
Eric helped me gain custody of my daughter. He recommended a great strategy and answered all of my questions. Everything Eric did was well communicated and timely. He was a clam professional, during a crazy time for us. I’m convinced it was Eric’s reputation that allowed us to skip court, with her mother signing the documents uncontested. Thank you Eric.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable & Dependable
I worked with Eric closely over a 2-year period for what ended being a extremely long divorce proceeding with a lot of twists and turns. Eric is the kind of lawyer you want on your team. I can say that comfortably having watched my significant other traverse through multiple legal teams that were mired in incompetence and came at great expense.
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Posted by Heath | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should be a 10 Star
Eric was very profession and help us tremendously during our process ! We choose him based on reviews and feel compelled to express how pleased we were with him ! Price was never a concern with us as we were going to do whatever it took to make sure we had the best attorney for our case! At the end of the day we feel he was priced extremely fairly and defiantly over delivered but worked extremely hard for it!! All around he is a great guy and it shows in how he handles himself when you work with him . He is professional and will lead you in the correct path! I feel family law has a lot of emotions, we had a lot during our case …. He guided us and made us feel comfortable during the process . That was so important for us with our daughters case . We are glad we had his expertness and Guidance!! If you are thinking of hiring Eric and reading this far don’t hesitate this is the attorney you want on your side !! Thank you Eric !!! -The O’Bier’s
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Posted by Emily | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Changer!
I did ample research to find the right lawyer, and decided to hire Eric to handle my case. I am BEYOND pleased with this decision, and the results he got me! I had a custody case that caused me a great deal of stress, Eric helped me sort through all my evidence, and answered all my questions readily. He was clear about his pricing and I appreciate that he didn't nickel and dime me, he was very fair. He made sure I was prepared prior to the hearing, and even met with me day of to make sure I felt comfortable. When it came time to the hearing itself, he truly shined. I was thoroughly impressed with how he put it all together, how well he explained our stance and why we should get what we were asking for. I actually got more than I expected, and now a huge sense of relief to boot. I can not thank this man enough!
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Posted by Brent | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help in a stressful time.
Mr. Eric Lafleur was just the lawyer I needed at a stressful point in my life. After 19 years of marriage and then a divorce, I need a lawyer to guide me but not push. He patiently worked with me to get the appropriate paper work filed and even fit me in when we had misunderstanding on dates. I would recommend Mr. Lafleur with no hesitation. He knows the system and how get things done efficiently.
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Posted by Patty | April 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
I interviewed several lawyers, but chose Eric LaFleur. Eric specializes in Family Law. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. He listened carefully and clarified my goals. Eric kept me informed and always responded to my questions. He is patient, kind and invested in your case. His fees are fair and reasonable. I am very happy he was on my side. Highly recommend him!
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Posted by Tim | February 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and respectful family law attorney
We came to Eric needing help to get custody of my daughter. It was a very difficult time and we had a lot of questions. Eric took time to answer all of our questions. Eric was always very straightforward and we knew he had our child's best interest in mind. Eric's demeanor immediately set our mind at ease. He walked us through the entire process and was available to answer questions along the way. We would definitely recommend Eric to anyone that needs assistance with a family law matter.
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Posted by Tommy | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Lafleur, best Child Custody Attourney in Texas
If you're in need of a child custody attorney, who will give his all on your case, then Eric is absolutely your guy. I'm a single dad, who recently won my case, awarding custody of my daughter with me. We started our case 3 + years ago, and for 3 + years, Eric fought hard on this case. Once again, thank you Mr. Lafleur for EVERYTHING sir! You're truly a blessing. Only gave 5 stars because it wouldn't let me go to 10. Thank you Eric.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have chosen a better divorce attorney
Divorce is hard. Divorce with children is harder. Eric was patient, understanding, and effective. He provided crucial advisement for the negotiation of terms for both custody and financial impacts throughout my divorce process. Outside of the legal aspects, Eric was also pleasant to work with as he has a calming demeanor, reasonable expectations approach, and pleasant personality. All of which helped soothe my anxiety over this major change in my and my childrens' lives.
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Posted by Ulysses | May 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney - Modification case
I found Eric here on this site while seeking to hire an attorney. After reading through several reviews I decided to give him a call. He offered a free phone consultation, which is rare with attorneys these days. After speaking with Eric, I felt comfortable that he was right attorney for my case. I hired Eric for a Modification Case. His retainer was very reasonable. Eric was able to get me everything I was hoping for, even though we were on a sort of up hill battle. Eric was amazing in court. He was aggressive and very professional, and remembered specifics of my case that I even forgot. I even had other people who were in the court room awaiting their hearing ask me for his contact information. He is very impressive. If you are looking for an attorney to handle your case. I highly recommend Eric. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you Eric for resolving my case!!
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Posted by Carla | May 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Experienced and Reasonable Fees
Finding a good divorce attorney who is empathetic, knowledgeable and at the same time reasonable in his fees is hard to find. Eric was such an attorney, and I am so thankful I found him! He was honest with his advice and looked out for me as his client. I also really appreciated that he didn’t hand me off to someone else at his office, as often happens with other attorneys- Eric handled my entire case. I always felt I was in good hands with him, and I really appreciated his candor, expertise and humanness. When you’re going through a divorce, you need a voice of reason to legally guide you through this and Eric did that. He got the job done! I highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for a divorce attorney anywhere in the metroplex.
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Posted by Ruby | February 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody case
First I would like to say I have hired Eric twice, both for a Custody case with my son. That should say something to start if I rehired him 7 years later to represent me again for the 2nd time. Eric is very familiar with the laws surrounding child custody cases. He made me feel comfortable and confident that I would get what was best for my child and what I was asking for. He/we succeeded! It can be very stressful to go through a child custody case and one thing I can say is you need a lawyer that knows what he is doing and assures you everything is going to work out. Eric put me at ease numerous times when I didn't know what to expect. He answered all of my questions through emails when I did have a question. Every time we went to court I knew as soon as we would be in front of the judge he would know how to handle whatever was thrown at us and every time we left he always exceeded my expectations. I would recommend anyone going through a child custody case to hire Eric. He really helped my family. Last thing to remember is you get what you pay for and he was worth every dollar. You want an attorney that will fight for your rights and knows the law. Eric knows and does both. I've thanked Eric as much as I can but it never feels enough, so thank you again Eric for representing me again.
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Posted by Jeremy | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Called a few attorneys but Mr. Lefleur was quick to respond. I scheduled an appointment with him for the following day. My situation was a bit complicated, but was extremely helpful and went above and beyond. I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Vance | September 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
So happy to have found this gentleman to help me navigate the confusing legal landscape of a divorce. He was patient and effective and efficient. He did everything he said he would do when he said he would do it. Very fair and transparent with his billing. I enthusiastically give Mr. Lafleur my highest recommendation.
Posted by Mickalena | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Eric was a very helpful attorney. He made me feel at ease during this trying period of my life. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a great attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • LaFleur Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lucio, LaFleur & Associates, P.L.L.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Touchstone, Bernays, Johnston, Beall & Smith
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Grayson County Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • University Of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Texas A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Everett v. Everett, 421 S.W.3d 918 (Tex.App. - El Paso 2014)
  • Judge's decision reversed on appeal.
  • In Re: Labra
  • Primary custody transferred from mother to father.
  • In Re: Owens
  • Primary custody awarded to Dad.
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Board Certification for Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (16)
Endorse Eric
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Eric. He is a very good family law lawyer who fights hard for his clients' best interest. He is also very knowledgeable of the law."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eric is a worthy opponent in the courtroom. He knows the law, knows how to try a case, and knows how to win over a jury, even when the facts are not in his client's favor."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is solid and knowledgeable, and extremely professional. I have had several cases with him as my opponent, and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric Lafleur is a brilliant attorney. He's efficient, tenacious, and most importantly honest. You will always know where you stand with him. On a scale of 1 to 10 he's a 15. Great man."
Family Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Eric professionally for almost 20 years and have had the opportunity to work with him on cases in the past. Eric is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable on the law and is a tireless advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Eric to anyone in need of a good family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lafleur's avvo record speaks for itself."
Child custody Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Eric Lafleur for over 10 years. We worked together in the DA's office in Collin County and we have been colleagues in private practice. Eric is a fantastic trial attorney with excellent instinct and legal skills. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is a great attorney and works diligently in representing his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the opportunity to work with Eric on a day to day basis for two years. He is a very talented attorney who passionately advocates for his clients and has the courtroom skills to obtain results. I recommend Eric without reservation for any of his practice areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would recommend Eric LaFleur as a criminal defense attorney. I refer all my clients who have criminal law issues to Eric. In my experience he is very knowledgeable and has successful handled the cases of those clients I have referred to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been familiar with Eric's work in the area of criminal law for almost 10 years, and can state unequivocally that he has the knowledge and skill necessary to handle any type of criminal case. He has experience on both sides - as an Assistant District Attorney and defense attorney - which gives him valuable insight into each criminal case he handles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Eric has a vast amount of trial experience, which always guarantees a good show in the courtroom. He is, hands down, one of the best litigators you will see!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Eric is a "go-to" lawyer when you have a serious criminal defense case. He possesses intimate knowledge of case law and local court procedures. I recommend him without reservation."
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Allen Divorce and separation Lawyer Eric Stephen Lafleur
Eric Stephen Lafleur
Divorce and separation Attorney
Allen, TX
Licensed for 24 years
Free Consultation
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