About Attorney Gardner Eastland
S. Gardner Eastland is a native Houstonian. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with honors from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Gardner earned his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University Law School in Dallas and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2003.
Mr. Eastland’s introduction to the legal arena began as an adolescent. At 16 years old, while working for the family practice making copies and deliveries, he knew he wanted to practice law and follow in the family footsteps as a third-generation Houston attorney.
As a law student, Gardner was a Chief Justice in moot court competitions and volunteered to teach first year law students advocacy skills. Mr. Gardner also served as a prosecutor for Dallas County while finishing up law school. Today, he is an established lawyer who has obtained successful results for many people looking for assistance with family law matters. He has received widespread recognition in the community and numerous accolades for his legal work.
Garner Eastland also understands family law matters from a personal standpoint. He has gone through his own divorce and understands the concerns and risks his clients face. He isn’t afraid to litigate any case, big or small, to get results for his clients. Such a hard-hitting approach has often led to favorable settlements on behalf of his clients.
Gardner has co-authored several continuing legal education articles for the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Young Lawyers’ Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court. Gardner is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
The firm, under Mr. Eastland’s direction has gained a reputation for its tenacious ability to achieve efficient results while maintaining the admiration and respect of judges and colleagues alike.
Areas of Practice
Child Custody & Visitation
Child Custody Modification
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
J.D., Southern Methodist University, 2003
Honors: Chief Justice Jackson Moot Court Competition
B.S., Criminal Justice, Texas Christian University, 2000
Honors: cum laude
Continuing Legal Education Articles (Co-Author), State Bar of Texas
Honors and Awards
Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
Texas Magazine “Top Family Lawyers,” 2015
Texas Magazine “Lawyers for the People — Family Law,” 2009
Texas Magazine “Top Family Lawyers,” 2008
Texas Magazine “Lawyers on the Fast Track — Family Law,” 2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
State Bar of Texas Family Law Section
Houston Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
College of the State Bar of Texas
Burta Rhoads Raborn Inns of Court
Phi Delta Theta
The Eastland Firm
1201 Prince Street
Houston, TX 77008