Ike Vanden Eykel

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Ike Vanden Eykel

Ike Vanden Eykel

Managing Shareholder, CEO

Dallas Board Certified

Ike Vanden Eykel is known nationwide as one of the most renowned family law attorneys and continues to be named the #1 Family Law Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He has an ability to craft complex property settlements or take a large case to court. In an issue of Town & Country magazine (February 2011), Ike Vanden Eykel was the only Texas attorney featured among the nation’s 15 most effective family law attorneys for wealthy, famous clients.

He has been described as the “reigning king” of Texas divorce and the “divorce law jedi” by The Dallas Morning News (2007) and is counted among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2008-2019).

Ike Vanden Eykel is a Past President of the Dallas Bar Association. He served on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas and was a commissioner of the Texas Equal Access to Justice Commission.

As CEO and Managing Shareholder of KoonsFuller, P.C., he has grown the firm into one of the nation’s largest that handles exclusively family law cases in five Texas locations.

Ike Vanden Eykel is often a commentator on local television and radio. Recently, he discussed Divorce and the Economy nationally on the Fox Business Network and on Good Day Dallas, the most-watched morning show in Dallas-Fort Worth. He also appears regularly on Good Morning Texas.

He came to prominence during the 1980s as a champion of fathers’ rights. But in 2003, Vogue magazine named him one of the Top Lawyers for Women in Texas.

After he represented a Park Cities housewife, Mr. Vanden Eykel was depicted in the book, My Husband Is Trying to Kill Me, and a television movie, Dead Before Dawn.

He wrote the book on Texas family law, Successful Lone Star Divorce, and co-authored the Texas Family Law Practice Guide and a book written with fellow KoonsFuller attorney Rick Robertson, Protecting Your Assets From A Texas Divorce.

He and attorney Sharla Fuller have collaborated on another book, Lone Star Divorce: The NEW Edition. He is co-author of a new edition of the assets book with shareholders, Heather King, Charla H. Bradshaw and Rick Robertson.

Born March 25, 1949 in Slayton, Minnesota, he graduated from Drake University (B.S., 1971) and Baylor University School of Law (J.D., 1973).

Ike Vanden Eykel is a member of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers.

Active in civic and community affairs in Dallas, he dedicates much of his time to increasing legal aid to the poor of Dallas, and in 2018, Ike established the KoonsFuller Family Law Foundation that provides grants and charitable funds to local and statewide non-profits.  He and his wife previously served on the board of directors of the Family Compass and the Dallas Bar Foundation.

 

Publications

Author, “The Grey Divorce” D Magazine, October 4, 2019.

 

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D. (1973)
  • Drake University, B.S. (1971)

Admissions

  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  • Drake University, Board of Trustees (2018)

Honors/Accreditations

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2003-19)
    • Top 10 Texas (2015-19)
      • #1 Family Law Texas Super Lawyer
    • Top 100 Texas (2003-06, 2014-16)
    • Top 100 DFW (2003-11, 2014-19)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© in family law as recognized by Best Lawyers, LLC (1995-20)
  • Legal Leaders: Top Rated Lawyers in Texas (2019)
  • Recognized, Elite Lawyer by Elite Lawyer (2018)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (2008-19)
  • Award Recipient, Sam Emison Award, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (2010)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified, Civil Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Family Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization Badge
  • Award Badge US News and World Report Best Law Firms - Family Law - Tier 1 - Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers and Co., LLC Badge
  • D Magazine Best Lawyers 2019 Award
  • Award Badge Martindale Preeminent AV Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence in 2019
  • Award Badge Texas Super Lawyers 15 Years for Ike Vanden Eykel
  • Award Badge Texas Super Lawyer Top 10 Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyers Award Badge for Top 100 in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
  • Award Badge Texas Super Lawyer Top 100 Texas
  • Award Badge for Texas Super Lawyer Ike Vanden Eykel by Thomson Reuters
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