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Steven Walter Bruneman

Family Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as BrunemanLaw, PC

  • Licensed for 42 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1981
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Steven

Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Family law includes all matters pertaining to this specialty area of the law which are divorce, custody, modifications or child related orders and enforcement of property orders and child related orders including divorce decrees

  2. Child custody
    This includes both original divorce cases and modifications after a divorce, original suits affecting the parent child relationship such as paternity suits and modifications of custody in such cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    This includes all matters pertaining to divorce which is property division including valuation of property and businesses, characterization of assets, child custody and support, possession schedules, alimony, and all other issues in a divorce

I have been a Texas trial lawyer since 1982. I am board certified in family law, AV Preeminent rated by Martindale, voted a Texas Super Lawyer by my peers for over a decade, and am well known throughout the Dallas and surrounding area legal community. I practice law in Collin, Dallas, and Tarrant Counties primarily but also travel anywhere in Texas that my clients have a case which needs my level of expertise, reputation and experience, especially for trial work and serious negotiation skills.

My clients are individuals in need of an experienced family law attorney for all services ranging from complex divorces, child custody issues, enforcements for violation of prior orders, modifications of prior orders, premarital agreements, mediation, collaborative law cases, or simply needing advice regarding how to proceed in the event of a divorce.

In 2012, my first book was published, "Winning the Marriage Gamble," which explains in detail what I believe everyone needs to learn about relationships and marriage. I have listened to divorce clients for decades and was married for 20 years, and it was my own divorce that caused me to explore why it is so difficult to remain married for a long period of time. Great spouses don't divorce, so we must each learn to become better spouses to stay married for a lifetime. Winning the Marriage Gamble is the owner's manual for relationships. Where did you receive your relationship education and training? Winning the Marriage Gamble is the ultimate relationship training manual, and it's easy to read. Please Google "The Marriage Gamble" and go to my website for more information and to purchase your signed copy. Clients always get a free copy. 


BrunemanLaw PC
8150 N Central Expressway
10th Floor
Dallas, TX, 75206

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Posted by David | August 19, 2014
Great family lawyer
Steve Bruneman is a fantastic lawyer! He is not afraid to go down in the trenches to litigate, whether in front of a judge or jury. He is also reasonable and caring. He calls just to see how you are doing. One of his best traits is the advice from his experience in representing clients and their children over the years. He draws on that experience to advise on what things work and what things don't work with children who are experiencing their parents divorce. He will be reasonable to try to obtain the best deal for the client, but when he has to litigate, he is prepared and puts up a great fight for his client and his client's children. His legal assistant, Jaime, is very knowledgeable, caring, responsive and experienced. She keeps you prepared and informed. I can't say enough good things about their representation of me. David
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Posted by Anne | July 15, 2014
Judge, I think we all agree.
"Judge, I think we all agree. This is one of the most dysfunctional families I've ever seen." That was one of the first things Steve said at trial. Most people would take offense at that comment. I wasn't mad about what he said; I agreed with him. I asked Steve to help me get custody of my children. Steve was very open and honest with me from the beginning. When I told him what I wanted, Steve was very clear. He told me what he would do. Then he told me what I could expect and what I should not expect. He reinforced it regularly by giving me updates and feedback. This wasn't easy. When I would say, "Why did I hire you?" or "Why am I here?" Steve said, "Because you care. You want the best for your kids." He coached and counselled me. He was(is) passionate about my case, as well as, compassionate to my feelings. He always responded(s) to my calls or texts, whether in the office or not. Steve, and his assistant, Jaimie, always make me feel as if I am their one and only. Steve won my case and I got my kids. Steve is truly an outstanding, amazing, and awesome lawyer. I wouldn’t trade him for the world.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • BrunemanLaw, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Bruneman, Lake & Griffin PLLC
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Koons Fuller Vanden Eykel & Robertson
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Solo Practitioner
  • Solo Practitioner
  • 1984 - 1993
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  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • B.B.A.
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Modification Suit
  • Dad won on all issues


  • Texas Supreme Court
  • Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2006 - 2006
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Directors
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Vice Chairman
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2004
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • Directors
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - 1984
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2004
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Meeting
  • Become the Best Spouse You Can Be
  • 2014

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