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David Moore Eaker

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rockwall, TX

4.8   33 reviews
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  • 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 David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Contested and Non-Contested Matters. Let us show you our unique approach designed to help you launch into a happier better future and minimize the destruction.

    25 years

  2. Family
    24%
    Extensive family law experience dealing with complex high value marital estates as well as modest estates. Knowledge and experience addressing complex custody disputes including substance abuse issues, mental health problems, and other complicating issues.

    25 years

  3. Child custody
    22%

    25 years

  4. Mediation
    19%
    Trained & Experienced Mediator in Family, Civil, and CPS Matters

    25 years

  5. Appeals
    10%
    Family Law appeals across the state of Texas. Court make a mistake but you need a non-local attorney to raise the issue to the Court of Appeals? Call me.

    25 years

EAKER LAW FIRM -- EXPERIENCED, EMPATHETIC, FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN ROCKWALL AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES. EXPERIENCED MEDIATOR OFFERING A UNIQUE STRATEGIC AND BILLING APPROACH TO OUR CASES. LET US HELP YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

Decades of experience (since 1999) in Family Law has brought with it many lessons about how to best serve our clients through their difficult moments.  We will work with you to find a the most cost-effective; low-drama solution to your family's situation. We have helped hundreds of families and know how to find a creative and appropriate solution for you. We pride ourselves on getting your case done as smoothly and clean as possible so that you can live your life.  We will be there to help you through this.  

Family Law is about much more than law and procedure.  David is very knowledgable about mental health conditions (ie personality disorders, Narcissism, addictions) as well as special needs of children (e.g. autism spectrum disorders) that often lead to or "complicate" marriages. Not only have we seen most situations, we have dug deeper to develop a solid foudation to speak with you from a point of knowledge about these issues too many lawyers see as far outside their expertise.  We also know when to seek assistance of specialist and work well to intergrate them into our work when needed to serve our clients.

David frequently serves as a mediator for Family Law and CPS matters and do Family Law Appeals.  These experiences add an additional depth to my knowledge and abilty to serve my clients.  

With offices in Rockwall and Allen, David lives in Allen and handles cases throughout Rockwall, Collin, Kaufman, and Dallas Counties.  We can help you. Contact us today and let's get you the closure you need to begin living again.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2022,2012,2010
Client's Choice
2022 2012 2010

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Location

Eaker Law Firm, PC
Eaker Law Firm, PC
550 S. Watters Road
Suite 259
Allen, TX, 75013
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2010
Perfection!
Best decision I made was using David Eaker as my attorney for a recent child custody issue. He is trustworthy, honest, knowledgable and straight to the point. He kept my childs best interest at the heart of the matter which was very important to myself and my son. His paralegal Megan is great too!
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2010
Skilled Family Attorney that has helped me immensely
David Eaker has been such a huge help to me in dealing with the issues that have come up post divorce. He listens attentively, tells me clearly how the law defines the situation, then gives me advice on the best way to move forward. I like David's approach in that he will always work to find solutions that are in my children's best interest. He is also able to stand up in my defense when issues come up. Having a family lawyer like David has been incredibly valuable to me and I highly recommend him for anyone needing Family Law advice.
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Posted by Julio | August 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
He Has your Back!!!!
David Eaker and team are great to work with! They listen and really care about their clients. He was very diligent and detailed while working my case. His professionalism and expertise helped me with my very difficult divorce. His patience and persistence was greatly appreciated, I would refer David to anyone expecting a difficult divorce proceeding, he will fight for you!
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Response from David Eaker September 6, 2023
Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to help you through this case.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Best Decision - Calling David
If you are facing a divorce and in despair or terrified, I recommend you call David immediately. I was a basket case when we met and yet he was able to analyze the situation with compassion and keep me grounded in reality. My best advice is to TRUST HIM. You will have endless worst-case scenarios consuming your thoughts that are a complete waste of your energy. Listen to David! He kept my head in the game and set forth a successful strategy in a time when I was too emotionally broken to make decisions. He is also experienced in dealing with narcissism which falls on deaf ears with most divorce lawyers. Please give him a call and take your next steps towards peace.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and Direct
I spoke to Mr. Eaker just this morning. I felt heard and he was direct and honest with me. He gave me sound advice and if I should need a lawyer in the future he would be the one I call.
Response from David Eaker September 27, 2022
Thank you so much for the kind words. Please let me know if I can ever help you or your friends in the future. David
Posted by Lizette | June 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Original & Real!!!
In May 2022, I was surprisingly being sued for a man who claimed a 20 yr common law marriage with me. My search for an attorney was even more difficult trying to find someone experienced in proving Non common law marriages. I spoke to a dozen attorneys. Mr. Ecker was far most the most pleasant, real, detailed and spent an hour on the phone with me making me laugh and feel that he and joyed the challenge of these difficult cases, free!!! I sincerely felt Mr. Eaker loves his career unlike other Scam, lying Attorney’s that condescendingly give you the time of day after $500 deposit. Disclosure: Mr. Eaker Commonly may charge for consultations however it was a blessing just to get him at a perfect time and very well well worth the conversation. Highly Recommend Mr. Eaker
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Response from David Eaker June 17, 2022
Thank you so much for this really kind review.
Posted by Mel | May 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Tech
Absolutely amazing! Mr. Eaker is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and understanding.
Response from David Eaker May 16, 2022
Thank you so much. It was truly a pleasure to represent you through what was quite a wild case at times.
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
David was recommended to me before I even needed him so I knew I would be using David if/when I ever needed an attorney. I was David’s client for 18months and during one of the most stressful, complicated, and confusing times of my life, he cared for me and my case and I never felt like I was just “another client” to him. David is a well-prepared and reliable legal professional. I honestly felt that he truly cared. David is very passionate, has compassion for his clients, VERY prepared, listens, has great communication skills, knowledgeable, and very trustworthy! I will recommend David to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great choice
Though I only worked on my case with Mr. Eaker for a short while, I always found him to be very responsive, professional, courteous, and reasonable. There were more than several instances when I didn't understand what was happening with my case, the legal language, or the next steps, and David was always patient and explained everything to me. He was also very relatable and easy to talk to. I did not have a positive experience with my last attorney during my divorce and was both hesitant and skittish when it came time to find a new one. Thankfully I read many reviews this time around and talked to several different attorneys before settling on David, and I am glad I did!
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Response from David Eaker January 27, 2022
Thank you so much for leaving a review. I am really glad we were able to help you as swiftly and well as this case played out. David
Posted by guillaume | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
That's the man that you need !!
Divorce is really not something that you ever plan in your life!! but when it happen you need some good advices on what to do and not, David was here along my side during all this painful process making my case successful, I highly recommend Eaker law firm on your side if divorce happen in your life, prompt and responsive at anytime of the day, he even respond to you on the weekend!! More than a lawyer on the business, but just a human being person that will guide you to make the divorce successful !! thank you David Eaker
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Posted by Philip | April 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Service, attention to the individual
Services provided by this firm has been excellent and to the point. From the quick response by Megan to the personal attention by David, i never felt once that i was just a paying customer. Definitely will consider using this firm for any future endeavors which may arise.
Posted by Luke | April 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Luke
David was extremely helpful and effective throughout my divorce. He examined my case thoroughly and fought hard to help me get the best deal possible. I’d highly recommend having him in your corner.
Posted by Chad | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommendation
I hired David Eaker in regard to a suit brought against me by my ex-wife. David was professional and thorough. He worked very hard to help reach a mediated settlement that I was satisfied with. His knowledge of family law and advice helped me throughout this difficult experience. For these reasons, I can fully recommend David as an attorney.
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Posted by Brian | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
My Divorce Experience
Divorce is an emotional and draining process that nobody wins. My experience was made much easier by David Eaker’s skill, demeanor, and personality. In the beginning he took extended periods of time to explain the process, the laws, and the options that I had. At the same time, David made an exceptional effort to understand the way I thought and felt about what was happening so he could tailor his thinking to mine. In doing so, he balanced my black and white logic with thoughtful insight and a councilor-type role. As we moved through the process, we met to discuss upcoming events or next steps, and again David thoroughly explained everything and answered more than my fair share of questions. As is the case in stressful situations, we didn’t always agree at the start of discussions but we talked and debated until we reached a consensus. If you are reading these reviews, I can only assume that you are early in the divorce process. I highly recommend David Eaker to get you through it in the best possible way. Additional kudos go out to his paralegal, Megan Ray, who worked diligently to keep both David and I on-track.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Straightforward without drama
David is excellent with regard to keeping you, as the client, focused on the goals and not getting drawn into drama. He's been down the road enough times to understand what requires attention versus issues that are peripheral. When I first went to him for assistance, I was unsure whether I even wanted to file for divorce. His advice: when you aren't sure, speak with someone. And he referred me to a great counselor. Getting my business was not David's priority; I, the person, was David's priority because he knew that a hesitant client wasn't going to work for anyone. THAT is the level of experience for which you hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, superior professionalism, Caring
I have known Mr, David Eaker for several years now as well as several other Attorneys and found that of all the attorneys I've hired, Mr Eakers takes every case more seriously than any I've used as if it's his case. I've used him to correct a case that was mishandled by other Christian attorneys and he was not only able to correct them swiftly, he even reversed a losing case in my favor with family that are now able heal from a stressful and hostile environment. My Grandchildren I love very dearly, He helped bring closure to a case where the system itself almost failed and two children that were almost lost! The courts failed us, the other Attorneys Failed us, Mr Eaker upon reviewing the case corrected every error in 48 hours! There are no words to described what he means to our family! He is a very gifted attorney that would go so far as to say he a prodigy, The Mozart of Law!
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Posted by Tammy | February 5, 2015
One of the best Rockwall family law attorney's
I am very impressed and happy with the way David handled my post divorce situation. Having had well known attorney's on both sides of the divorce only to find out that their work was shady at best and unenforceable in the court. I had to hire another attorney. I found and chose David Eaker. He not only knows all of the legalities of family law but he also has a knack for negotiating all of the intricate details of a divorce. David's presentation of my case in front of the court was skillfully done. He followed up by competently completing all documents necessary for a fully enforceable decree. David also has a flat fee for his services, which in my opinion is the way to go.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
will hire!
Mr. Eaker went above and beyond to discuss my case and my options. I called and left him a message and he called me soon there after and was courteous and explained everything to me.
Posted by Joe | December 22, 2014
I recommend David Eaker
David did a very nice job of handling my divorce. He quickly got up to speed and guided me through the process very well. I felt he was especially effective during mediation, where he comfortably came to an agreement with the other attorneys. If you or someone you know needs a lawyer with excellent people skills and lots of patience, I would highly recommend David. EditDelete
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Posted by Eddy | February 13, 2014
A appeals attorney that goes the extra mile for his clients!!!!!
Mr Eaker was an excellent appeals attorney. He went out of his way to make sure I was satisfied and completely informed of everything going on. He helped me to better understand the processes and laws as they pertained to my particular case. He kept me well informed of situations before and as they arose, while providing outstanding representation. Mr Eaker's extensive knowledge of the law and willingness to go out of his way for his clients is a characteristic I personally found hard to find in attorneys. I would definitely recommend David as your appeals attorney. In fact, the only issue I have is that I cant retain him for my return to trial.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer & Mediator
  • Eaker Law Firm, PC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Noelke English Maples St Leger
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Albritton Eaker
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Brousseau Graham & Dooley, A Professional Corporation
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Leeds University
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fuller v. DeFranco; 5th Court of Appeals; No. 05-19-01203-CV
  • Trial court judgment affirmed and appellate relief granted as requested.
  • DeFranco v. Fuller; 382nd District Court Rockwall County, Texas; Cause No. 1-18-0724
  • Judgment granted at the Trial Court declaring the parties were never legally married
  • In the Matter of the Marriage of Edsel Amos Dixon and Heather D. Dixon and In the Interest of Ashley Lynn Dixon, a child
  • Reverse and remand - Published opinion
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Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2023 - Present
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Collaborative Law Institute of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Cubmaster
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Texas Chapter, AFCC
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Den Leader
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Rockwall County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Austin Bar Association
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Texas Chapter, AFCC
  • Vice President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Texas Chapter AFCC
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - 2009
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2010
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2010

Publications

  • Association of Family Conciliation Courts, Texas Chapter (AFCC-Tex)
  • Legislative Update, Following the 81st Legislative Session
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer
  • Intersection of civil and criminal legal systems
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know David for over 13 years know and can attest to both his character and diligent work and would highly recommend David to anyone."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David was a pleasure to work with. His professional attitude and demeanor were refreshing."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Family Law advocate!"
Family Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A pleasure to work with while still protecting his clients interests. I endorse David."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has personally assisted my clients in reaching a mediated settlement agreement that saved them from going to Court. He is personable and knowledgeable in the area of family law. He works efficiently to reach a resolution."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known David for the better part of a decade. He's intellectually sharp and yet is able to keep a real-world perspective. His clients are fortunate to have him, because he has keen judgment while keeping his client's best interests in the forefront."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"David is a bright solution oriented attorney. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David possesses the unique combination of knowledge of the law, good work ethic, and common sense. He and I we on opposite sides of a difficult case in which was able to be worked out despite severe animosity between the parents. Without his excellent skills, we would not have been able to resolve this matter in a manner that was mutually beneficial to our clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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