David Carlock

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Carlock & Gormley
8235 Douglas Avenue, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: 469-709-1549
Fax: 214-346-0353
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Known for his unrelenting passion for helping families in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, David Carlock guides clients through some of the most difficult situations in their lives. He is a founding partner at Carlock & Gormley, where he handles family cases that involve the following matters: alimony, divorce, taxation, domestic violence, equitable distribution, marital agreements, cohabitation agreements, paternity issues, child support and child custody.

Mr. Carlock is board certified in family law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has received a number of honors for his achievements, including holding an Avvo “Superb” rating, earning the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and being listed as one of D Magazine’s Best Family Lawyers.

For many matrimonial and nontraditional family law cases, a collaborative approach works well. Mr. Carlock is highly experienced in arbitration and mediation, and he makes it a priority to resolve cases as efficiently as possible. He has represented grandparents, fathers, same-sex couples and people in domestic partnerships on a number of issues, including international and interstate affairs. Adept at contract negotiation and post-divorce modifications, Mr. Carlock reviews pre- and postnuptial agreements as well as separation agreements. 

Highly involved in the legal community, Mr. Carlock is a member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Collin County Bar Association and the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists.

In 1965, Mr. Carlock received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at Austin. He then earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 1967.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2021

About David Carlock

Admitted: 1967, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.carlockgormley.com/david-carlock/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair, Racial and Ethnic Diversity Committee, 1999
  • Dallas Bar Association, Chair, Criminal Justice Committee, 1979 - 1980
  • College of the State Bar of Texas Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Section Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Chair, Judicial Investitures Committee, 1994
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President-Elect, Texas Chapter,  2001
  • State Bar of Texas, District Six, Member, Grievance Committee, 1978 - 1983
  • Dallas Bar Association Chair, Family Law Settlement Week Committee
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Vice Chair, 1992
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Chair, Client Relations Committee, 1998
  • Dallas Bar Association, Chair, Lawyer Referral Service, 1977 - 1978
  • Dallas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Secretary, Texas Chapter, 1999
  • Dallas Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Pro Bono Services Committee, 1993
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Section, Vice-President, Texas Chapter, 2000
  • State Bar of Texas, District Six, Member, Grievance Prosecuting Committee, 1977
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors, 1984 - 1994
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Associate
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Treasurer, 1991
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Inc. Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1998 Chair, Pro Bono
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Treasurer, Texas Chapter, 1998
  • Dallas Bar Association, Chair, Fee Disputes Committee, 1992
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Fellow, Member
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Family Law Section Board of Directors
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 1976 - 1979
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, President, Texas Chapter, 2003
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Secretary, 1990
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Chair, 1993
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section Member

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Co-Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Dallas Bar Association and Legal Services of North Texas, 1992

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Educational Background

  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.A., 1965
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Office Location for David Carlock

8235 Douglas Avenue
Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone: 469-709-1549

Fax: 214-346-0353

Last Updated: 3/2/2021

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