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With 30 years of experience practicing law in Central Florida, I zealously represent my clients with integrity, dedication, and personal concern.  I have built a strong reputation with my clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and the Courts of Orange, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, Volusia, and Seminole counties and throughout the state of Florida.


 


I am committed to my clients, their well being and their goals.  I see success as a journey and not as a destination.  I care deeply about my clients, their children and their future where they can not only survive the difficult family law process, but also rise to a level of success and significance.


 


If reconciliation is possible, I will support my clients' efforts to achieve that goal.  If I am called on to represent my client’s interests in Court, Mediation or elsewhere, I will be a zealous advocate while keeping in mind the best interests of the minor children.


 


I am active in the community and in my church.  I frequently speak at various Divorce Care groups in Central Florida and I have focused my time, efforts, and practice in the family relations and litigation areas of the law.


 


Additional Specialties:
Paternity, Parenting Plans, Child Support Guidelines, Equitable Distribution, Alimony Analysis, Post Divorce Modification, Postnuptial Agreements, Premarital Agreements, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support, Uncontested Divorce, Attorneys' Fees, Contact Issues, Custody, Contempt, Enforcement, Modification, Time Sharing, Supplemental Proceedings, Parental Rights, Parenting Time, Step-Parent Adoptions,Termination of Parental Rights, Third Party Custody, Visitation Rights, Alimony, Annulment, Cohabitation Agreements, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Marital Property Distribution, Marital Property Law, Marital Property Settlements and Name Changes.

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Contact info

The Marks Law Firm, P.A.

733 North Magnolia Ave.
Orlando, FL, 32803

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 25%
    29 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    29 years
  3. Child Custody: 20%
    29 years
  4. Child Support: 15%
    29 years
  5. Alimony: 15%
    29 years

Payment

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nicholas Ari Shannin

    I endorse this lawyer. As an appellate lawyer who has worked with Tom on appeals - where his client did well at trial and the other side appealed - I have reviewed his trial transcripts and motions filed and can attest to the utmost professionalism in both. I have also attended client meetings with him and know he is truly a client-first advocate. I endorse Tom without reservation.

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  • Joshua Dean Grosshans

    Tom is one of the most well respected Family Law attorneys in Central Florida and I regularly refer clients to him. He has a heart for shepherding families through times of crisis as well as decades of experience in the Family Law arena. I gladly endorse him.

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198606/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
"10 Best" Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
10 Best Attorneys for The State of FloridaAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
"10 Best" Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Orlando's Top LawyersOrlando Home & Leisure Magazine2013
Outstanding Committee ChairOrange County Bar Association2010
Orlando's Top LawyersOrlando Home & Leisure Magazine2010
Peer Review RatedLexis Nexis2007
1st place Dean Maloney Memorial Writing ContestThe Florida Bar1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Marks Law Firm, P.A.1992 - Present
PartnerTrickel & Leigh1987 - 1992
AssociateKosto & Rotella1987 - 1987
AssociateDempsey & Goldsmith, PA1986 - 1986
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association & the American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFamily Law Certification Review Course Attendee2016 - Present
Florida Bar, Ninth Circuit Grievance CommitteeMember2013 - Present
C12 GroupAttorney Member2011 - Present
Central Florida Collaborative Law GroupAffiliate Member2009 - Present
Central Florida Family Law American Inns of Court"Master" Member2005 - Present
Central Florida Christian Chamber of CommerceMember2003 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyMember1983 - Present
Family Law Executive CommitteeChairman2007 - 2011
Daetwyler Shores HOAPresident2005 - 2006
Family Law Executive CommitteeMember2003 - 2011
Daetwyler Shores HOAMember1998 - 2006
Florida Hospital East Orlando Foundation BoardChairman1993 - 1997
Orange County Animal Service Advisory BoardChairman1992 - 1997
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1991 - 2003
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersMember1990 - 2000
Christian Conciliation Service of Central FloridaMember1988 - 1992
East Orlando Civitan Service OrganizationMember1988 - 1990
Winter Park Pines Community AssociationPresident, Board of Directors1987 - 1994
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recent Statutory Developments in Florida Family Law and How a Paralegal Navigates in a Changing Legal LandscapeRecent Statutory Developments in Florida Family Law2014
2010 Christian Legal Society National ConventionPresenter2010
Divorce Care GroupsSpeaker/MotivatorN/A