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C. "Luke" Gunnstaks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Plano, TX

Gunnstaks Law Office
5601 Granite Parkway, Suite 350
Plano, TX 75024
Phone: 972-590-6572
Fax: 214-619-0636
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2009, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1991
Practice Areas: Family Law, Entertainment & Sports
Attorney Profile

C. "Luke" Gunnstaks founded his law firm, GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE, with the goal of providing high-quality family law services to the residents of the cities of Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, as well as other North Texas Cities and West Texas Counties. Since his firm's doors first opened in 1991, Mr. Gunnstaks has provided his clients with legal services tailored to fit their individual needs. His dedication and personalized service are only two of the reasons why area residents continue to turn to him for assistance with high-conflict custody cases and high-asset, contentious divorces.

Mr. Gunnstaks began practicing law in 1991 after earning his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his admission to the State Bar of Texas. In 1994, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas followed suit and approved him to practice law in its courtrooms. In addition to the nods of approval from the courts, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has also recognized him as a Board-certified expert attorney in the area of family law for over 25 years.

Since beginning his legal career, Mr. Gunnstaks has earned the respect of his peers and his clients. He has been a featured guest speaker on family law and entertainment law topics and has received numerous honors due to his outstanding legal abilities. He holds a "Superb" Avvo rating, he is a former 8-year Director and long-term member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, as well as a long-term member of the Texas Bar College, which is an honorary society limited to the most highly trained attorneys in the state.

Attorney Gunnstaks is not only a highly regarded attorney but also a valued member of the legal community. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association and the Litigation Counsel of America.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Entertainment & Sports
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2009, 2019 - 2022

About C. "Luke" Gunnstaks

First Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, "21st Century Issues Dealing with Non Traditional 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


  • Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015 - Present
  • Hyatt Superdome, New Orleans, Crockett Cup Clash of Champions, 1986
  • Fellow, College of the State Bar of Texas, 1991
  • Director, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, 2001-2008
  • Recipient, Texas Music Award, 1982
  • New Orleans 1984 World's Fair Amphitheater
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Co-Course Director, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Annual Trial Institute, 2008
  • U.S. Marine Corps Ball, Irving, TX., 1987
  • Featured Performer, Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon, Atlantic City, N.J., 1987

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas, 1991
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Member, American Bar Association, Entertainment/Sports Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, Entertainment/Sports Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Entertainment/Sports Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1994
  • Member, American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section

Educational Background

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, B.A. in History, summa cum laude, 1973

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1996
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Office Location for C. "Luke" Gunnstaks

5601 Granite Parkway
Suite 350
Plano, TX 75024

Phone: 972-590-6572

Fax: 214-619-0636

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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