C. Luke Gunnstaks

C. Luke Gunnstaks

Location:
Plano, Texas
Phone:
800-806-0186
Fax:
214-619-0636
Email:

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1994

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Law Review: State Bar of Texas PDP 2007, Speaker,"215t Century Issues Dealing with Nontraditional Relationships: Dividing Property Between Unmarried Persons"
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. in History summa cum laude - 1973

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker,"215t Century Issues Dealing with Nontraditional Relationships: Dividing Property Between Unmarried Persons", State Bar of Texas PDP 2007
  • Speaker, Dallas Bar Association Entertainment Law Section and Entertainment Law Study Group, (various topics 1992-2004)

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - Present
  • Best Pop Band in Texas recipient: Vince Vance and the Valiants. Texas Music Award, 1982
  • Featured Performer: Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon 1987, Atlantic City, N.J., representative for Trump Plaza (Sgt. Fury and the Valiant Allstars)
  • U.S. Marine Corps Ball, Irving, TX., 1987 (Sgt. Fury and the Valiant Allstars)
  • Hyatt Superdome, New Orleans, Crockett Cup Clash of Champions 1986 (Sgt. Fury and the Valiant Allstars)
  • New Orleans 1984 World's Fair Amphitheater (Vince Vance and the Valiants)
  • Most requested song in U.S.: "Bomb Iran," Vince Vance and the Valiants, 1980
  • 2500 + assorted other Venues 1980-1988: Vince Vance and the Valiants, Sgt. Fury and the Valiant Allstars
  • Super Lawyers, Family Law, 2003 - 2009
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (Fellow, 1991)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association (Family, Litigation, and Entertainment/Sports Law Sections), Member
  • State Bar of Texas (Family and Entertainment/Sports Law Sections), Member
  • Dallas Bar Association (Family and Entertainment/Sports Law Sections), Member
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Family and Litigation Sections), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, Director, 2001 - 2008

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa