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C. Luke Gunnstaks

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Entertainment Law

Professional Associations

  • 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
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • College of The State Bar of Texas, Fellow, 1991

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. in History - 1973
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker, "21st Century Issues Dealing with Nontraditional Relationships: Dividing Property Between Unmarried Persons", State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar, August 2007
  • Speaker, Dallas Bar Association Entertainment Law Section and Entertainment Law Study Group, (various topics 1992-2004)

Past Positions

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

Honorary Fraternity

  • Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

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

Honors

  • College of the State Bar of Texas (Fellow, 1991)
  • Selected To Super Lawyers, Family Law, 2003 - 2009, 2019 - 2021
  • 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., sole representative of "Trump Plaza on the Boardwalk" ("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 1980 - 1986, Sgt. Fury and the Valiant Allstars 1986 - 1988