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Crista Marichalar

also known as Crista Marichalar Branch

About me

With more than 14 years of legal experience, attorney Crista M. Branch has the necessary litigation, mediation and negotiation skills to help you overcome issues concerning custody, paternity and termination, child protective service cases, estate planning, probate, and adoption cases. We honestly and precisely communicate with our clients about the pros and cons of their case, and we guide them through their options to help them make the decisions that optimize their chances for success. 

Practicing civil litigation since 1998 and family law since 2002, Ms. Branch established her firm in 2004 to focus on family law. Your family is important to you, as it is to us, which is why we personally help you through disputes with sensitivity, speed and assurance. With recognitions from respected rankings and publications such as Scene in San Antonio Magazine's "San Antonio Best Lawyers In Family Law" and Texas Monthly Magazine's "Texas Rising Star", you can have confidence that from start to finish a seasoned attorney is working hard on your case. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Divorce: 45%
    1 year
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    1 year
  3. Wills: 5%
    1 year
  4. Child Abuse: 5%
    1 year
  5. Adoption: 5%
    1 year

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jaime Dawn Topham

    I endorse this lawyer. Crista is a dedicated professional, passionate about helping her clients achieve their results they need.

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    Jaime Topham Family Attorney
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  • Eric Louis Toscano

    Crista is a passionate and dedicated advocate. In addition to being an exceptional lawyer, she is also a savvy entrepreneur committed to ensuring her clients have the best possible experience. Highly recommended.

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    Eric Toscano Landlord or tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

115 E Travis St, Suite 1140
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2012
San Antonio's Best Family LawyersScene in San Antonio Magazine2010
San Antonio's Best Family LawyersSan Antonio Scene Magazine2009
San Antonio's Best Family LawyersScene in SA Magazine2007
San Antonio's Best Family LawyersScene in SA Magazine2006
San Antonio's Best Family LawyersScene in San Antonio Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCrista Marichalar, P.C.2004 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Clyde McCorkmick2002 - 2004
Associate AttorneyCurney, Garcia, and Farmer1998 - 2002
AssociateDale & Klein, LLP1997 - 1998
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Family Law FoundationLifetime Member2011 - Present
Texas Family Law SectionN/A2002 - Present
San Antonio Family Lawyers AssociationSecretary2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1998 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Grandparent CustodyGrandparents maintained custody of their grandchildren
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1997
University of the Incarnate WordCommunication ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Antonio Family Law Section LuncheonMediated Settlement Agreements and Informal Settlement Conferences2015
MINEFIELDS: AVOIDING EXPLOSIONS AS A CRIMINAL AND CIVIL ATTORNEY IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASESFlashlight Needed: Get My Discovery2014
Extreme Family Law MakeoverCase Law Update2013