HAVE YOU HEARD? | KoonsFuller has a reputation for taking remarkably good care of our clients. The firm’s growth over the years is largely due to referrals and word-of-mouth. Success is the best form of advertising.

Family law is not only what we do. It’s all we do.

KoonsFuller clients are served by a team of family law all-stars. With our five full-service offices across Texas and a disproportionately large number of attorneys who are board-certified in family law, we offer a level of clout and a range of resources unmatched by any other family law firm in the Southwest. Our attorneys routinely consult with each other and draw upon individual experiences to help deliver results for clients. And working together, as a fully integrated team, there’s no case too large or too complex for KoonsFuller to manage.

 

Managing Partners

Managing Partners: Sherri Evans, Rick Robertson, Charla Bradshaw, Ike Vanden Eykel and Heather King

Recognition is the result of hard work, experience and talent. We’re delighted to have so many highly honored attorneys on our team. KoonsFuller has more lawyers on this year’s lists of peer-selected Super Lawyers and Rising Stars than many much larger general practice firms. KoonsFuller also has more Board Certified family law attorneys than any other firm in Texas.

Ike Vanden Eykel

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
    • Texas Top 10 (2015-17)
    • Texas Top 100 (2003-06, 2014-16)
    • Top 100 DFW (2003-11, 2014-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (1995-17)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (2008-18)
  • 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

Rick Robertson

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
    • Texas Top 100 (2005, 2012, 2015-17)
    • Top 100 DFW (2005, 2009, 2012, 2014-17)
  • 2015 Texas Bar Association CLE Standing Ovation Award Recipient
  • America’s Best Lawyers (1997-17)
  • Plano Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Plano” (2017)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (2016-17)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Charla Bradshaw

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
    • Texas Top 50 Female (2005, 2014, 2016-17)
    • Texas Top 100 (2014)
    • Top 100 Dallas/Fort Worth (2005, 2014, 2016-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2011-17)
  • Best of Denton County – Best Divorce Attorney (2016)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas” (2010)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Heather King

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
    • Texas Top 50 Female (2004-17)
    • Texas Top 100 (2008, 2011, 2012, 2014-17)
    • Top 100 Dallas/Ft. Worth (2006-08, 2011-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2007-17)
  • Dan Price Award (2017 recipient)
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Texas, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2017)
  • Fort Worth, Texas, The Magazine’s “Top Attorney,” Family Law (2002-17)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Women Lawyers in Dallas” (2010)
  • Board Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, December of 2000
    • Re-Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, December of 2005
    • Re-Certified – Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, December of 2010

Sherri Evans

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2008-17)
    • Texas Top 50 Female (2014-17)
    • Top 100 Houston (2014-17)
    • Texas Rising Stars (2004-05)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2012-17)
  • Board Certified in Family Law

Liz Porter

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2012, 2014-17)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2009-11)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2015-17)
    •  Family Law & Collaborative Family Law
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Julie Crawford

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2013-17)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2005-12)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2009-17)
  • Plano Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Plano” (2017)
  • D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” (2013)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Fred Adams

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2016-2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Rebecca Tillery Rowan

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2012-18)
    • Top 100 Texas and Up and Coming Top 50 Female lists (2018)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2016-17)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bo Nichols

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2003-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2009-17)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Sean Abeyta

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2014-17)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Fluent in Spanish

Sarah Darnell

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2014-18)
    • Top 100 Texas and Up and Coming Top 50 Female lists (2018)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Rebecca Armstrong

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2014-18)
    • Top 100 Texas and Up and Coming Top 50 Female lists (2018)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Collin County Young Lawyer’s Association (2014)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2017)
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine (2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Jessica Janicek

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2014-18)
    • Top 100 Texas and Up and Coming Top 50 Female lists (2018)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2015-17)
  • Fort Worth, Texas, The Magazine’s “Top Attorney,” Family Law (2012-17)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Patrick Upton

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2017-18)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015 Houston Bar Association Award for Best Article of the year for “Late To the Game 3rd Party Standing in CPS Cases”
  • 2011 Family Law Trial Institute
  • 2012 Advanced Family Law Institute – Business Valuation
  • 2013 Advanced Family Law Trial Institute – Forensic Custody Evaluations
  • 2013 Judicially Nominated for ABA child Advocate of the Year
  • 2013 Judicially nominated for HBA child advocate of the year

Robert McEwan

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2016-18)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Dana Manry

  • Texas Super Lawyers (2014-17)
  • Fort Worth, Texas, The Magazine’s “Top Attorney,” Family Law (2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Kevin Segler

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2017-18)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Sally Pretorius

  • Honoree, Texas Super Lawyers (2014-17)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2014)
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine (2017)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Chris Meuse

  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2016-2018)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • State Bar of Texas Star of Achievement Award for Best Series of Substantive Legal Articles

Laura Hayes

  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Neda Garrett

  • America’s Best Lawyers (2017)
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine (2017)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2015-18)
    • Top 100 Texas and Up and Coming Top 50 Female lists (2018)
  • Fluent in Farsi (Persian)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Taylor Imel

  • Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers, H-Texas Magazine (2015-2017)
  • Honoree, Texas Rising Star (2018)
  • Board Certified, Family Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Brook Stuntebeck

  • Texas Super Lawyers
    • Texas Rising Stars (2014-15)
  • America’s Best Lawyers (2016-17)

Reagan V. Riddle

  • Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine (2017)
  • Fluent in Korean

Deron Sugg

  • John R Essner Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2008)

Lindsey Vanden Eykel

  • Fluent in Russian and Arabic

Richard Gray

  • Champions for Equity Award (2015)

Our mission is to provide high-quality legal services and superior results for clients who demand the best family law representation possible. And everything we do is founded on unassailable integrity and an unwavering commitment to ethical business practices.

We’re guided by these key values:

Mutual Respect

We honor the differences in people while respecting our common commitment to doing the best work we can for each and every one of our clients. We promote individuality while encouraging a team approach that consistently produces results.

Performance

We settle for nothing but the best in the professionals we ask to join our firm. Every KoonsFuller attorney has proven him- or herself to be a standout in the field of family law. And every KoonsFuller team member brings a track record of success and a commitment to provide exceptional service to our clients. Clients come to KoonsFuller expecting the best, and we deliver.

Client Focus

Simply put, clients are our focus. We put their interests, objectives and wellbeing first in every aspect of what we do.

Employee Commitment

We encourage long-term commitment to our firm by all partners, associates and employees. We value and reward quality work, loyalty, and contributions to KoonsFuller’s continued success.

Bill Koons established the firm in 1978 as one of the first law practices in Texas to handle divorce and child custody actions exclusively. Ken Fuller, a member of the first class of Texas board-certified family law attorneys, joined the firm shortly thereafter.

Ike Vanden Eykel, the firm’s CEO and Dallas managing shareholder, and Rick Robertson, the firm’s President and Plano managing shareholder, joined the firm in the 1990s, adding further clout to the well-established KoonsFuller brand.

In 2007, Tarrant County standout attorney, Heather King, joined the firm and added a third office, located in Southlake. A Denton County office was opened when Charla Bradshaw’s Denton firm merged with KoonsFuller in 2008. And in early 2013, KoonsFuller opened its fifth location, the Houston office, managed by Houston family law attorney, Sherri Evans.

Board certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, board certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience and has demonstrated exceptional competence in a specific field of law.

Of the nearly 97,000 lawyers in Texas, fewer than 900 are board-certified in family law. Twenty three of those board certified attorneys work at KoonsFuller. That’s far more than any other family law firm in Texas – a tremendous asset for our clients.

KoonsFuller’s Board Certified Attorneys:

Ike Vanden Eykel

Rick Robertson

Charla Bradshaw

Heather King

Sherri Evans

Liz Porter

Julie Crawford

Fred Adams

Rebecca Tillery Rowan

Bo Nichols

Sean Abeyta

Sarah Darnell

Rebecca Armstrong

Jessica Janicek

Patrick Upton

Robert McEwan

Dana Manry

Kevin Segler

Sally Pretorius

Chris Meuse

Laura Hayes

Neda Garrett

Taylor Imel