David Carlock

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

Carlock & Gormley
 | 8235 Douglas Avenue, Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: 469-709-1549
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017
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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2017

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About David Carlock

Admitted: 1967, Texas

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

Honors and Awards:

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Educational Background:

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

8235 Douglas Avenue
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75225

Phone: 469-709-1549

 

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Last Updated: 3/29/2017

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