|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1991||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Family Law since 1996||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2012|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2009|
|"Super Lawyer" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2008|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2005|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2004|
|"Super Lawyers" Listing||Super Lawyers Magazine||2003|
|"Best Pop Band in Texas"||Texas Music Awards||1982|
|Lead Attorney and Chief||Gunnstaks Law Office||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Attorney Member||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||1991 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Attorney Member||1991 - Present|
|Dallas Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Fellow||1991 - Present|
|Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists||Director||2001 - 2008|
|State Bar of Texas PDP 2007||21st Century Issues Dealing with Nontraditional Relationships: Dividing Property Between Unmarried Persons||2007|
|Texas Board of Legal Specialization||N/A||Board Certified in Family Law||1996|
|Southern Methodist University||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1990|
|University of Florida||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|State Bar of Texas PDP 2007||21st Century Issues||2007|
Posted by anonymous
Gunnstaks was my attorney in a child custody case. He was unresponsive to our requests for assistance. An example is when we were asked to fill out lengthy forms of discovery, he just told us to fill them out to them entirely. We did not agree and thought they were asking for information that was not pertinent to the case. We actually had to hire another lawyer to ask for advice on how to fill out the forms. He was not knowledgeable or prepared. When we went to mediation, he showed up without any of our documents, and asked my husband to go get our copy from home, which my husband did while Gunnstaks ate snacks from the opposing counsels fridge. He was of no asssistance during the entire meeting. He was expensive, did not keep us informed, did not represent us well, and I would never recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Lisa
Luke, where do I start? We threw a very complex and ugly custody case at him and he did not flinch or miss a beat! He's sharp, confident, talented and probably the one and only true fathers' rights lawyer in the state of Texas!! Luke and his team were very professional and comprehensive in the way they took care of us. They went above and beyond in preparing us to be the best people we could possibly be. After going through 3 lawyers before, who did not understand our case, were just going through the motions while counting their money, we almost didn't believe Luke was for real. We expected that we were going to have to spend a lot of our time training him, briefing him, reminding him, and just handing over all our money. This was not the case at all. He understood the dynamics of our case, better than we did! He's enabled my husband and I to sleep at night and live a much greater quality of life. We got what we wanted out of the legal proceedings and didn't even have to go to court!! Now, whenever we have a concern about anything, we just call Luke and we know he has our back. The other great thing is that he doesn't just disappear after the case is over. We know he's still there because he checks up on us.
Posted by Tobias
The most important qualities of an attorney are trustworthiness and competence. Both apply to Luke far beyond average, as they do to any good lawyer. But what makes an excellent lawyer is that he cares and goes the extra mile for his client, he becomes a pillar of support for the family. That is what Luke did for us, and what was important for us after we were disappointed by a number of local lawyers who put us in a bad situation. Over the course of the case, Luke turned out to be sort of a life coach, and I am sure he helped me become a better parent. The first thing that Luke told us was to be diligent about gathering evidence that can be helpful in the custody situation. During the deposition phase, the opposing party intentionally delayed the delivery of the social study until the night before the deposition of a key witness. Luke stayed up most of the night to read the report and came well prepared to the deposition. There are lawyers who are mostly concerned with generating income for themselves. Luke is not one of them. He only does work that is necessary for the case and will recommend against activities that are not helpful for the case, and every minute of work is documented and accounted for in the very detailed statements.
In summary, Luke is proof that you can win in court while maintaining your ethical standards and dignity, and protect your children from the ugliness of a family law case. That is more than I can say about any lawyer I have ever met. Thank you, Luke!