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Thomas Martin Marks

Criminal defense Attorney at Bentonville, AR

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Tom Marks

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Tom has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Pulaski and Washington counties. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from traffic violations to DWIs to violent felonies. During his time with the prosecutor’s office, Tom gained an understanding of the tactics employed by both the prosecutors and the police to convict people charged with crimes. Tom is excited to use his knowledge and insight to battle for his clients and to help them win their cases!

Tom believes that everyone deserves the best defense possible and when he is hired for a case, that is exactly what his clients get. Combine that with the personal attention his cleients receive and you have a true advocate. Some willing an ready to fight for the needs of his clients. Tom has also been endorsed by some of the best lawyers in Arkansas.

Tom graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law in 2011 with a law degree. While in law school, Tom served as a member of UALR law review and was also a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. He is married, and he and his wife are the proud parents of two daughters and one son.

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Location

Marks Law Firm
1202 Northeast McClain Road
Suite 147
Bentonville, AR, 72712

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Reviews

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Posted by Isaac | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tom got me a 2nd chance at life
In 2013, I found myself on the wrong side of the law. I don't particularly care to publicly share the details but I would be happy to answer any questions about my entire experience with Norwood and Norwood. I can't speak about any other lawyer in that firm aside from Tom Marks, who is just as much of an excellent human being as he is a lawyer; Tom was instrumental in not only keeping me out of jail, but having all charges dismissed. Norwood and Norwood is a bit pricey (6k) but, it was a small price to pay for my freedom and the piece of mind knowing I won't have any trouble applying for jobs in the future. You're always going to find someone who will complain about someone else, and I have heard negative things about Norwood and Norwood, yes, but in my experience, they are the ONLY firm who had a chance of giving me my life back, a second chance. Again, message me and I would be more than happy to provide details of my entire interaction with this law firm and with Tom Marks specifically.
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Posted by Robin W. | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FELONY SEX ASSAULT CASE DISMISSED!!!!!
I am a local business man and I was in the unfortunate position of being wrongfully charged with felony sexual assault. Everyone here from the receptionist to Mr. Norwood himself has your back. I was always made to feel comfortable and not in fear of being judge by my attorney. They always gave me the benefit of the doubt. The attorneys, Doug and Tom, were always there to answer any questions and let me know what is going on with the case. Paula, the caseworker, was always there to mediate between myself and the attorneys, My attorneys believed me from the beginning and were willing to take my case all the way to a jury trial and we WON!! I don't know what in the world I would have done without this firm.
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Posted by Marie | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
charges dismissed
i was charged with a felony Possession of Paraphernalia. Tom was great on getting my charges dismissed. I am so happy i used this firm. I would definitely recommend Tom to anyone who needs legal representation.
Posted by Travis | March 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
6 stars to this attorney !!!!
I had felony charges that have gone away. I was scared and nervous when I was arrested. Then I went to Norwood &Norwood, who did not treat me like a criminal, the whole staff was polite and nice and comforting to me. They have fair prices and let me make payments. My attorney Tom Marks made it easy for me to know what was happening. I would recommend this firm to anyone.
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Posted by Charm | March 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Our criminal case was a handful, judge was overly harsh on both myself and my husband.
My husband and I both hired Tom Mark through Norwood Attorney office. Tom actually can in on our case about mid way through the process, with high hopes for our cases. He has been extremely helpful and understanding. He always explained every option or every action that would have to be taken pending good or bad news. Always wanting what was best for us, doing all he could, communication was great, always returned calls and met with us regardless how big or small our questions or request or concerns were. He got our jail time down and worked hard to get our children returned. Lines are clear with Tom, he will always make sure you are doing what you want while giving you the best advise. Very professional, makes you feel comfortable. I would work with Tom again, just hope I don't ever have the need to! Thanks for everything, Tom!
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Posted by Sally | March 8, 2017
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Great Staff!!
We had a stressful situation with our daughter resolved very easily. It was a load off our mind. Everybody was very helpful and walked us through the process. The outcome was better than we could have expected.
Posted by Jane | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
I was facing a revoke and 2 new charges of possession of controlled substance , was looking at 10yrs if they revoked me. My lawyer was able to get rid of the revoke and keep the act 347 in order so my first felonies would stay off my record. Also instead of jail time , he got me into drug court. Awesome lawyers office, I used them for my first original charge.
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Posted by Dexter | February 24, 2017
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Given the chance
I was charged with a felony for possession with the intent to deliver & I thought my life was over. Jail time & fines. I was barely 18 years old, now I'm 19 with the greatest chance to clean my name. How? Thanks to the great staff that helped & saw my potential. I won't let this opportunity go to waste.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
From felon to free man
Tom was best lawyer iv hired so far. I went to jail for 2 felones an an a couple misdemeanors, an now I won't have any thing on my record after I do drug court. Tom was on top of the ball anytime I needed to know something. He told me everything I needed to know an explained anything I didn't understand. Norwood is in my opinion best law firm in NWA.
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Posted by JOE | February 13, 2017
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FELONY CHARGES DROPPED DOWN TO A MISDEMEANOR
During the whole process I have felt safe because of the attorneys and staff. They made me feel confident in the case and I was well informed on what to expect in court, where to stand and what to say. Norwood and Norwood is absolutely looking out for MY best interest. I would recommend them to the Asian community.
Posted by Letty | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony aggravated assault dropped
Mr. Tom Marks is a very knowledgable attorney and I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and other charges and Tom was able to get both the resisting arrest and the felony aggravated assault dropped. everyone at the firm was very nice and helpful, always answered any questions I had. I would highly recommend hiring Tom Marks if you ever need any legal representation. They will get the job done and they are always very upfront with you, they do not play around. Thank you, Tom and everyone at Norwood & Norwood for being honest. I could not be any happier with your professionalism.
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Posted by Chuck | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
in appreciation of going to bat for a client
the attorney paid attention to the details, believed I was innocent, tried the case, and won. His presence in the court room was remarkable! Could not be happier. He earned the fee I paid even if the Judge had ruled differently - I would say the same thing. But grateful I won.
Posted by David | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my charges dismissed!
I was charged with some serious felony charges and Tom did an awesome job for me and got my charges dismissed. His assistant Paula was also very helpful and always kept me updated. Their fees are very reasonable and everyone at the office is very friendly. I highly recommend Tom Marks and his staff to anyone who is in trouble with the law and needs representation. They will get the job done.
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Posted by derek | August 24, 2016
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DUI--NOT GUILTY
Mr Marks, Called me prior to the court date, was on time, and got me through the process in a timely manner. I was found not guilty. He and Norwood & Norwood are top notch.
Posted by Craig | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Justice served
Tom was an amazing attorney. Very professional and knowledgable of the court in Eureka Springs. I was a DWI refusal going into a court that usually convicts on a refusal I was pretty scared. Tom spoke with the D.. And was able to get the criminal charges dropped. BOOM!!! You would be crazy not to retain Tom at Norwood and Norwood!!!!
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Posted by Don | June 22, 2016
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D.W.I. Dismissed
My lawyer Tom Marks was able to talk to the arresting officer as to what his statement was going to be on the stand, as to weather he believed me to be intoxicated or not. he said he believed me not to be. in turn he had him tell that to the prosecuter in which the state agreed to not find me guilty.
Posted by G Jordan | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great professional job highly recomended
The firm and my attorney made a terrible situation painless excellent communication my case was handled very professionally and the result was better than I expected I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by William | June 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Law Firm!
Praise God!!! My Attorney did a Splendid Job! I can't recommend Any other Firm. They were very Professional, and kept me informed through the entire process. Thank you all!!
Posted by Manny | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job by my attorney!!
This firm is great!! Everyone treated me good. I was charged with DWI-2nd offense and they got all of my charges dropped. I would recommend Tom and this firm to everyone! Thanks for all the hard work!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Marks Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Washington County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Pulaski County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Arkansas Attorney General
  • 2010 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual Assault trial
  • Not guilty at trial

Associations

  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Publications

  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • The Law Review
  • 2011
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • The Law Review
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Law 101
  • Real Estate
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse Thomas
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He was always prepared as a prosecutor and had an appreciation for the law. This made me decide to hire him for my firm. He has not disappointed. He fights hard for our clients, loves courtroom work, is thoroughly prepared, and he is very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom was always very prepared for his cases and fair when he was a prosecutor. After he became a private defense attorney he showed that he knew the law, was always prepared and a very effective trial attorney. Tom wins a lot of cases without even stepping in a court room through his negotiations with prosecutors. He is also very, very smart. Strongly endorse."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked against Tom on several cases. He combines a vast knowledge of criminal law with a passion to help his clients and an eye for spotting legal issues. This combination means his clients receive criminal representation that is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom is a very conscientious and trustworthy attorney who always has a strong knowledge of the law and the facts in the case. He is a strong advocate in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Tom Marks is an outstanding attorney. He stays up to date on the current case law and is very knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law. He is calm, confident, and well liked in the courtroom."
Criminal defense