Posted by Robb
Tom Marks handled my dicorce and I found his advice and demranor to be effective during what is a challenging time personally. Tom cares about his clients and their families which is critical in divorce proceedings where young children are involved. I would highly recommend him and his firm for legal issues involving family court.
Posted by Jorge
Tom was instrumental in informing me of my rights during a very difficult divorce. His knowledge, professionalism and total dedication to me and my children resulted in a fair and equitable completion of my divorce. Tom helped me fight for my rights as a parent, resulting in achieving joint custody with my three minor children. Tom was a calming, reassuring and a consummate advocate for me. The result of the final dissolution of marriage, child custody and financial distribution was more than I could have expected. I would highly recommend Tom and his team.
Posted by Grant (rusty)
I was vary reserved about choosing a Lawfirm. We met with Tom Marks initially for a consultation because we were dealing with a unique situation and case. (Ex wife and children out of state) Our pastor actually recommended them. Tom was honest with us which was a relief because my experience has been anything but honest with others. He gave us vary accurate cost consideration from best case scenario to worst case scenario which helped to be prepared for the worst and budget for the worst. (For example that if it wasn't contested would be far cheaper but if contested and need social evaluation could be as much as "incert cost") We ended up choosing Joy Reagan as our attorney who is within the umbrella of The Marks Lawfirm. Mostly because Tom recommended her and felt would be better fit for our situation. It's been 10 months since our case was finalized and I'm just getting around to writing a review. Reviews I don't give very often but when it comes to lawyers they are few and far between to find real honest ones. I've looked and hired a couple duds. They handled my case with grace. Dealt with serious issues in a timely manner. Gave good counsel. And made my life less stressful in dealing with a vary complex family situation. I can't say I would have been able to accomplish the results without them as advocates behind me. Obtaining primary custody for a father is no easy task. I'd recommend them to anyone serious about navigating the family court system and wants to take the high road of doing right by your family. I'd NOT recommend them if your looking for EVERYTHING you can get from the court system. They will tell you to consider the family above any selfish or vindictive motivation and I loved that about them. And if your motivation is that I would say they'd rather not have you as a client. I also loved that as well.
Posted by Joshua and Tiffaney
I am a father who is well versed in speaking publicly, however, I am finding it hard to locate the most proper words to fully describe my experience in my interactions with Tom Marks, as well as his paralegal Terri, while they were in charge of our case... We were going up against some pretty hefty opposition coming from my in-laws, which is definitely par for the course for my marriage of 11 years, and Tom, very quickly, a swayed my concerns about their power level in the process they were putting me and my wife through concerning our children. He gave us the confidence to absolutely stomp our foot down on our oppressors ideas of what they declared needed to happen, which they saw as their right, simply due to their claims that we were undeserving of our own children, who are 9 and 11... Tom showed me that they, in fact, had absolutely no legal right to have any say on our children's future, mainly because the rights and power they were claiming they had, had only been granted to them as a temporary construct by us, our children's parents. After learning that fact in our first meeting with Tom Marks, I was able to rebut, repeatedly, my in-laws notions that they were in charge of the decision making in the whole process, and we should be grateful that they were allowing us to regain our rightful position. After pretty deftly and forcefully confronting my mother in law of just where her power came from in the first place, i.e. me and her daughter, she promptly did a 180 degree turn, stopped arguing with us, and then proceeded to act like she was on our team the whole time. Man, did we ever feel ecstatic after that conversation! In fact we felt so good after that conversation, we decided to just ignore the disingenuous nature of my in-laws actions directly after our win. Since we were so obviously the victors, we decided to keep our actions on the high road. But let us tell you, we will absolutely be calling Tom Marks, as well as his paralegal Terri, to take charge of whatever situation we may find ourselves in where an attorney in necessary. They are kind, focused, highly intelligent of the law, compassionate as well as being quite prompt in their interactions with us, their clients, particularly because time=coin in the legal realm. I will end my adulation by pointing out this one all encompassing ideal... The whole Tom Marks team was refreshingly gut level honest from the beginning of our interactions, all the way through to the end. I found that they actually aspired to act with the same fervor as my family does throughout life, which is to have Integrity, humility and a sense of urgency in everything they do. Tom and his team exceeded all of our expectations in every respect.
Posted by a client
Mr. Marks is a person first and a lawyer second. My situation was handled with urgency and in accordance with my intent as well as end state. He worked with my timeline and provided legal advice that proved invaluable. An honest broker who truly looks into the best interest of his client and the future of the children involved. In the long run, Mr. Marks negotiation skillset allowed me to walk away from this ordeal with everything that I declared I could part with. Highly Recommended!
Posted by Joyce
Going through this divorce was a very hard experience, a grieving process. Tom was with me every step of he way. He is a very professional, courteous and most of all compassionate person. One thing that really impressed me is that if I sent an email he would respond late at night and on weekends. He is very dedicated to his work and I will never hesitate to recommend him to anyone I know in this type of situation.
One other thing that is wonderful, he wants to be informed periodically of how I am doing, even after everything is final. That is true dedication and shows how much he cares for his clients.
Posted by a client
Mr. Marks' calm demeanor made me feel instantly comfortable. The process of divorce is emotionally draining, but he guided me through it. I felt like we were a strong team. My thoughts and opinions mattered. I had numerous questions which he was always happy to answer. He and his team respond in a very timely manner. Well into the process he made a statement that stopped me in my tracks and suddenly everything clicked. He told me that once you take the emotion out of the situation, it's simply a math equation. Every case is unique but at the end of the day the laws are designed to ensure both parties are treated fairly. Once the emotion is removed, the solution becomes much more clear. I went into mediation feeling confident, strong and ready to put this behind me and move onto the next chapter because of his coaching and partnership. Don't let his calm demeanor fool you. He watches opposing party (aka the ex) and asks extremely valid questions, monitoring their response. Watching him in action secured my belief that I chose the best attorney.
Posted by Drew
Tom Marks and his firm were the ‘able guides’ for me during the most difficult experience of my life. What was to have been an amicable adult process quickly turned into a nasty battle and Tom with his team were proactive professionals when things started to go sideways. Between the characters of my now ex and the lawyer she chose to represent her, there were many surprises that I was able to confidently hand to the Marks Law firm and have them respond quickly. Tom would say “White gloves and white hat” reminding me more than once that we would take the high road in all our dealings against someone that continued to rack up contempt of court judgments against her. Tom specifically was considerate of my costs when it came to unnecessary and wasteful proceedings set on me by my ex, intended to make this very financially painful for me. It was also apparent in the court room and in all legal proceedings that Tom was well respected and known at all levels to be a superior attorney in his field. The judge even stated that to me in the final judgment session, and I agreed with him having experienced that all along.
I would rather not ever have to introduce Tom or any good divorce attorney to someone I know and love. Yet if the reality of life finds you needing legal counsel in the area of family law, you will not find a more caring expert to guide you through the storm. I highly recommend the Marks Law firm.
Posted by Mary
I was referred to Tom Marks Law Firm by my grandchildren's counselor as I had several child custody questions in regards to my son's upcoming divorce. Mr. Marks and his team were very attentive to my questions and concerns. They gave me good solid advice on how to proceed and what our options were. Over several years my family and I have had contact with many different lawyers, both business and personal. I can truly say that out of all my experiences that Mr. Marks and his legal team got back quickly with research to answer my legal questions. Mr. Marks' office staff were the most friendly, courteous and helpful that I have ever encountered. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Marks Law Firm to anyone in need of family law matters. I wish we had met Mr. Marks sooner to handle my son's divorce case.
Posted by a Divorce client
Everyone on the team from Thomas, to his paralegal, to the support staff were amazing and exceeded my expectations during an extremely difficult time. I’m certain that having them in my corner made a key difference in the outcome of the negotiations, and there were multiple moments where Thomas's advantage in experience and knowledge was clear. It was a relief to work with an attorney whom I could trust. I’d certainly recommend his firm to anyone I know that might be looking for a family law attorney. Thank you!