Ike Vanden Eykel is known nationwide as one of the most renowned family law attorneys. 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 (2011-2013).
Ike Vanden Eykel is also the immediate Past President of the Dallas Bar Association. He serves on the board of directors of the State Bar of Texas. And he is 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 was featured in Texas Monthly magazine among the Top 100 Attorneys in Texas (Thomson Reuters, 2003-2006) and on the list of Texas Super Lawyers (2003-2013).
He has been featured in the publication, Texas’ Best Lawyers (2009-2013), as one of the state’s top attorneys.
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 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.
Ike Vanden Eykel was depicted in the book, My Husband Is Trying to Kill Me
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, which is on bookstore shelves now. 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.
In 2010, he received the Sam Emison Award for meritorious service to family law in Texas.
Active in civic and community affairs in Dallas and Plano, where he and his wife live, Mr. Vanden Eykel serves on the boards of directors of the CAP Center of Dallas and the Dallas Bar Foundation. He devoted much of his year as President of the Dallas Bar Association to increasing legal aid to the poor of Dallas.
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