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Marc Albert Pederson

Divorce and separation Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   31 reviews

Licensed for 20 years

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I believe in giving my clients 110 percent of my effort and loyalty.  I am committed to providing zealous, aggressive representation for all of my clients, and have a track record to prove it.

 

In addition to being a lawyer, I am a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in Virginia), and have worked as an auditor and audit manager with the Department of Defense before going to law school and becoming an attorney.  I find that this foundation has proved extremely valuable in representing my family law clients, as attention to detail can be very important and can often make or break a case.

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Licensed for 20 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2002
Updated 03/11/2014

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Marc Albert Pederson
1919 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78212
Marc Albert Pederson
1919 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78212
Pederson Law Office
1919 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78212
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Client's Choice 2013
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Marc received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2013
Posted by Evan | August 25, 2014
Outstanding lawyer, outstanding person and the best decision I ever made in hiring.
I hired Mr. Pederson for a child custody case that lasted a little over a year and eventually went to a jury trial at the request of the opposition. Hiring Mr. Pederson for such a life changing matter turned out to be the best decision I would ever make. Caring, understanding, trustworthy and honest are only a few words I can think of to describe Mr. Pederson. Throughout the entire process he kept myself, my child and my families best interest in mind. Cases like this can often be very stressful, and I am sure I was even at times a bother, but Marc took the time to answer every question I had and would even respond outside of typical business hours if it was something he felt was important. Inside the courtroom Marc was aggressive and assertive, he is very knowledgeable and fights to get the best result. Marc fought tooth and nail for me as if it was his own family he was fighting for throughout litigation. This is a rare quality in the legal world where a large number of attorneys are in it for the money. Marc never did anything with money in mind, he did it with my best interest in mind. In the end Marc fought and litigated until I was awarded custody of my precious four year old daughter. He was tremendous during the jury trial, and although the opposing party pulled out all the stops, Marc used his knowledge and professionalism to present our case in front of the jury. I can never thank Mr. Pederson enough for what he did for me and my family and in bringing us all back together. He bettered my daughter's life and I will forever be grateful. I hope to never have to go through a matter like this again, but if I were to I would hire Mr. Pederson again, no questions asked. I recommend him for any legal matter you have, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Charles | February 27, 2014
Very passionate as to ensuring that your interest is protected; rendered service is unparalleled.
At sixty-four years of age, I have been very fortunate to never need the services of an attorney. However when I faced the inevitable reality of a divorce, it was a tremendous blessing that I was able to locate Marc Pederson. I had no personal knowledge as to the performance reputation of any attorney within the area so I had consultations with several attorneys within my immediate vicinity. The one noticeable item I noted from each is that they wanted me to immediately expose my assets and it became very apparent that my respective case would be handled by one of the attorney’s assistants. I was totally overwhelmed as well as completely turned off by one attorney assistant when he took note of the number of vehicles within my possession and he openly indicated that he has a sixteen year son that would love to own one of my vehicles. I give significant thanks to the internet and the displayed comments provided to an attorney either by their clients and/or their peers and the overall assigned rating. Significant accolades to the web-site of Avvo.com. After entering into a contract with Mr. Pederson, it was several weeks before he required an inventory of my assets. Additionally, I was kept totally abreast of the funds due him throughout the process which allowed me not to be in a state of shock at the finalization of the process. As an attorney, I found Marc to be very competent, knowledgeable, and highly respective in his field. Marc personally handled all proceedings applicable to my case from the outset to finish which allowed me to have confidence in the initial verbiage I was receiving. Additionally, I found him to have an abundance of knowledge regarding military entitlements especially for a retiree. Simply stated the gentleman provided stupendous service regarding my divorce proceedings. As initially stated, this is the one and only time that I have had to pursue the services of an attorney and I will openly state that I was very pleased with the conclusion of my case. Bottom line, I would highly recommend Mr. Marc Pederson to any individual seeking legal representation as to a divorce – especially if you are an active or retired military member. Lastly even though his hourly rate may be a little higher than other attorneys, Marc proved to me not to be an individual who nickel/dime you for each telephone call or session - very reasonable.
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Posted by DENNISB | July 14, 2022
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Best Kept Lawyer Secret in Bexar County
It's been 12 years since my divorce. Mr. Pederson was found on military.com when I could not even spell divorce and was not knowledgeable on the process. Fast forward 12 years, I am in a favorable mental, emotional, physical, psychological, and financial status. While those times during the divorce were dark days, I was not able to see the white light at the end of the tunnel. Marc could though, and was at the helm. He assured me he knew military and civil service needs for typical clients. Looking back on my own situation where Marc gave it his all on my case, and also looking at other clients who did not fair well with their legal representation from other high powered firms, if I needed a lawyer again for future military or civil service unique needs, I highly recommend Pederson Law Firm without a doubt. Rest assured with this guy for military and civil service issues.
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Posted by P. Dolores | January 28, 2022
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Highly Capable Family Law Attorney with Integrity
Marc, has been my attorney for over 10 yrs. During that period of time he has represented myself and my 2 special-needs sons (now young men) through every aspect of child welfare and support including my original divorce. He has been exemplary in every aspect of representing us including his knowledge of the law(s) and legal procedures and his interface with the Court(s) and Judges. His in-court trial skills are very good as he applies just the right and appropriate combination of knowledge, skill and experience to persuade the Court / Judge in order to gain the best outcome(s) for his client. In sum, Marc has been successful in every representation over these last 10 yrs in 3 court trails / Hearings and the many required legal actions accompanying those 3 trials and numerous other related legal matters. Perhaps the most important of all is that he has the integrity that clients should seek.
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Posted by Ana | February 1, 2021
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Right person to trust
Marc helped my family tremendously. I had a lawyer for child custody before, but that didn’t really work out the best. Marc went over everything with me and made me aware of my options. He made himself available when I had questions or concerns. Thanks to him I have full custody. It was a bit of a process, but it was more than worth it. Without a doubt the best person to go to for these kinds of situations.
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Posted by Angelle | November 4, 2019
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Highly recommended
Mr. Pederson is mazing to work with. I'm never blind sided by whats going on. I went into my custody case not knowing what to expect but was quickly put at ease. He went above and beyond. It's important that your attorney is on the same page as you and fighting for you and your children. I'm thankful for having him represent my family.
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Response from Marc Pederson November 30, 2019
Thank you for your nice comments. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Posted by Brittney | September 19, 2019
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Peace of mind
Marc went above and beyond for me and made himself available by call or text any time i reached out, no question was too small or too large. He made me feel confident that he had it handled from day one. Marc took my case with no hesitation and acted with confidence at all times and helped me to feel at ease and in good hands. Would recommend to friend or family with that same confidence.
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Response from Marc Pederson October 29, 2019
Thank you for your kind comments. It's been a pleasure working with you, Brittney, and I wish you the best going forward.
Posted by Kimberly | January 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Your Search for an Amazing Family Lawyer is Over!
You cannot go wrong with Mr. Pederson--he is attentive, responsive, knowledgeable, compassionate, driven to get you results, resourceful, and walks you through the entire process step-by-step. I hired him for grandparent custody of my 2-year old grandson who was in a terrible situation after Child Protective Services recommended we seek custody through the courts. Mr. Pederson moved very quickly, ensuring that the safety and security of my grandson was kept at the highest priority. He is amazing and we will be using him for any future legal matters--we are clients forever! I highly recommend him to anyone needing navigation through the tricky legal system--Mr. Pederson is truly a God send!
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Response from Marc Pederson January 15, 2019
Thank you for your kind words. Your grandson is truly fortunate to have a grandparent like you to look after his best interests.
Posted by Peter | April 23, 2018
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THE BEST FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN SAN ANTONIO
Mr.Pederson is a fine attorney both in terms of knowledge as well as kindness. I sought the counsel of Mr. Pederson in my divorce case, and he was a blessing when I was at my most difficult time. He is very thorough in his work, unpretentious and kept me updated on the state of the case and answered all my questions, both via email as well as texts. His knowledge of the law is so profound, I am 100% sure , I couldn't have gotten a better attorney. If not for Mr.Pederson, my case could have gotten prolonged, and caused additional misery and pain. I'd recommend Mr.Pederson to anyone who is going through a divorce or seeking counsel on a legal question, or frustrated with their current divorce attorney to have a consultation with him, and you will notice the difference. Mr.Pederson was my third lawyer, after my 2 previous lawyers did not know how to handle the case. It was a huge relief, the moment I had my free consultation with Marc. Thanks Mr.Pederson for being there for me all the way.
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Posted by Joe | June 23, 2017
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Handled a custody case when I was in Japan
Attorney Pederson handled my custody case while I was a military contractor on the island of Okinawa Japan. He also handled my mediation (while I was in JAPAN). Attorney Pederson was always professional and helped me to regain contact with my daughter after being blocked for two years. More than that he got the judge to order my daughter to fly out and see me. The best part, one of the lawyers I tried to use before Marc said I would never see my daughter in Okinawa. Marc was a game changer. Professional and Honest. He reunited a dad and his daughter.. I don't have the words.... If you need a Family Lawyer in the San Antonio area this is your guy!
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Response from Marc Pederson June 29, 2017
Thanks, Joe. Best wishes
Posted by Peggy SATX | June 15, 2017
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Professional, humble , sharp and honest!
Let me start by saying that Marc is truly the BEST lawyer I have had to date! No doubt in my mind he did his best. It is hard to find good hearted , caring and honest lawyer like him now a days. Marc You were AWESOME!! Thanks so much for all your help and most of all for keeping me calm through the whole process. It was wonderful. Marc has handled himself in a professional manner. He has kept in contact with me about my case and gave me updates often. He has been very understanding and has answered all my questions. I feel he has gone above and beyond with my case. I would recommend him to anyone who needs representation and wants a professional and understanding attorney who doesn't want to trick you in to charging you for little things here and there! Unlike many attorneys I have encountered , Marc is extremely generous, humble , and honest! Marc was very professional and explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole process. He put any worry I had at ease. I am a student who had to go through a divorce while in school that lasted over a year!!! I shopped around for a while and most attorneys were not interested in my case because I didn't have a lot of money and perhaps they thought my case was not worth their time! Marc on the other hand treated me just like everyone else! He was super sweet and understanding ! at a much lower cost , he jumped right in and accomplished so much in just a short time. He new exactly what needed to be done. I was very impressed on how he handled everything ; he is very professional and an excellent attorney. God bless you Marc!
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Response from Marc Pederson June 16, 2017
Thank you, Peggy, and best wishes for your future.
Posted by Marissa | June 15, 2017
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Hard-Hitting Attorney
This guy is GOOD. Extremely responsive and devoted. What I appreciated most about Marc was his extensive knowledge in Texas Law and his aggressive approach at getting me the most power early on. He was able to get me full conservatorship of my son in less than three months! He is also very crafty at wording court papers for the benefit of his client. With Marc behind me, my ex had no chance. In a separate case I hired him for, Marc was able to get my daughter's deadbeat father's parental rights terminated without anyone else having to adopt her, a task NUMEROUS attorneys and even the Texas Attorney General Child Support Division office explicitly told me was not possible! Marc is confident in his professional abilities but not arrogant. He is the attorney you want representing you in your child custody case.
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Response from Marc Pederson June 16, 2017
Thank you for the kind words, Marissa.
Posted by Doug | July 22, 2016
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My counsel for over 8 years now
Due to irresponsible adult children, I have been involved in custody issues for going on 8 years now. Marc Pederson has been my counsel the entire time, and has never steered me wrong. He's kind, he's ethical, he's smart as a whip, and he has never failed to produce a favorable outcome for me. I HIGHLY recommend him and his firm! It's NEVER fun to have to spend money on legal counsel, but when you DO have to, you need to know that it's being spent well. With Mr. Pederson, I can assure you that your investment is sound.
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Response from Marc Pederson June 16, 2017
Thank you, Doug.
Posted by Liz | June 11, 2016
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Marc Pederson changed my entire life!!!!
Thanks to Marc Pederson, I was able to regain the custody of my daughter almost immediately after fighting for custody for almost 2 full years with unsuccessful results from previous attorneys who told me that my case was too difficult for anyone to take and win. With less than two months to prepare for my trial I began to lose hope and though I was never going to see my daughter again. After an entire week at trial I realized the hard work and dedication my case received. He treated my trial like it was his own and won the custody of my daughter back! Best decision I EVER made!!!! "Thank you for making my life and my daughter's life better and bringing joy and happiness back into our life's!"
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Response from Marc Pederson June 13, 2016
Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2015
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Highly recommended.
I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. From the first meeting Marc advised me on exactly what course we should take and fought to make sure my daughter was safe every step of the process. He was extremely understanding even after late and weekend phone calls even though they intruded into his life. He made me feel like a priority and always returned every call or text at his earliest chance. Thorough communication would be an understatement. I was never left wondering what happened next. Marc is absolutely the best attorney and I would recommend him to anyone and would retain him again if ever needed without a seconds hesitation.
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Response from Marc Pederson November 18, 2015
Thank you for the kind words. I certainly don't mind working late or on weekends on my clients' important concerns, especially when a child's well being is at stake. I am happy to have been of assistance.
Posted by Reinaldo Ortiz & Lourdes Alvarado {BRADENTON FLORIDA} | September 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer, outstanding person and the best!!
Mr. Marc Pederson was so kind and kept me updated on everything as it was happening. He answered all of my questions and responded immediately every time i contacted him. He was aggressive and my situation ended up better than I had ever imagined it would. I really can't say enough good things about my experience. I live in the state of Florida he made it so easy on me even thou we were miles apart he made it SUPER simple.For me giving him 5 star rating is not enough .In my opinion he is a 10++++++++ rating .I'm extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Fantastic!
Marc helped during the worst time I've had in my life, and never ceased to give me the information and guidance I needed to manage and carry on with my day-to-day concerns, knowing he had everything well in hand. Marc is the best decision I've made.
Posted by Marcos | October 8, 2013
God sent in a time of need
Marc has not only been my attorney for the past 3 plus years he has become a friend to me and continues to be my attorney. Marc has gone way beyond his attorney duties for the sake of my kids (which by the way I have sole custody because of Marc). He also handled my divorce. Marc has put in long hours due to the complexity of my case and has come ahead in most instances. He has faced 6-7 different attorneys as my ex attempted to disrupt my kids life and Marc has out lasted and beat each one in one way or another. Marc will continue to be my attorney for as long as I need him. He has been heaven sent in a time of need that I needed my prayers answered. Marc has been my divorce and child custody attorney and in a way the little angel on my shoulder telling me to be the bigger person for the sake of my children. If you think you need an attorney that will step up for you and represent your case there is no better attorney in my opinion. I will forever be grateful to Marc A. Pederson for being there when it counted for my family.
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Posted by Kay | June 27, 2013
Absolutely, great lawyer that understands and willing to listen
After reading a lot of client reviews from other military spouses, I prayed to the Lord to provide me with the right lawyer. The Lord put Mark in my path and I haven't looked back since. Marc was very understanding and willing the listen to my story. From all that was given, he provided advice and explained how he would deal with my divorce, child custody, and child support. I explained what I wanted out of the divorce, child custody and child support from there Mark told me to let him handle the case and he will keep me informed. Throughout the case he never left me in the dark despite having other clients and was always a call, text or email away. At the end of my case, I got more than I was asking. I'm not saying that divorce is easy but Mark took all my stress and let me concentrate on starting a new life with just my daughter and I. I would recommend Mark to anyone needing a lawyer for he is honest and hard working.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2013
Experienced, vigilant & very supportive in my Custody Case!!!!
From the moment I had our first meeting at the consultation to actually hiring Mr. Pederson I knew he was the right lawyer for my custody case. He was very conscientious & diligent when working on my child custody case, even when I had hired 2 previous attorneys who hadn't helped my case any. It seemed that the 2 previous attorneys I had hired and also a few in between that I had consultations with- just didn't seem genuine about the cases they are hired for!! Getting paid is their main MO! But I can't thank Mr. Pederson enough for the job he did for me!!! The end result is one happy mommy that got what I asked for...and the whole reason I had hired an attorney in the first place!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Pederson Law Office
  • 2004 - Present
  • Audit Manager
  • Air Force Audit Agency
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Lawrence S. Margolis
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Audit Team Leader
  • Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Senior Auditor
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency
  • 1987 - 1991
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • George Mason
  • BS- Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • In re Kodati, No. 04-18-00349-CV (Tex. App. 2018)
  • Petition for Mandamous conditionally granted on contempt issue.
  • In re Green, 352 S.W.3d 772 (Tex.App.-San Antonio 2011)
  • Mandamus action successfully defended. Although child issues were found to be proper in Germany, divorce case was not dismissed, and remains in Texas

Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2003 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2002 - Present
  • Virginia Board of Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Public Contract Law Article
  • Public Contract Law Journal
  • 2001

Publications

  • Public Contract Law Journal
  • Rethinking the Termination for Convenience Clause in Federal Contracts
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Given (84)
Family Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable lawyer who fights for his clients. Without hesitation I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pederson is a knowledgeable attorney who fights for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and very knowledgeable of Texas law and procedure."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is likable person. He knows the law very well. He fights hard for his client and he's honest and ethical. He gets good results for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the pleasure to work with Marc on a custody matter in Bexar County and I was very impressed with him on a number of fronts. He is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and he is clearly invested in his client's causes. He is an aggressive advocate but he is also very professional and easy to work with, an oft underrated quality in someone who you're trusting to represent your interests at the negotiating table. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone looking for an outstanding family attorney in the San Antonio area."
Family Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pederson is a tireless relentless advocate for his clients. I often recommend him to potential clients I have a preexisting conflict with. One of the few attorneys in the business I would trust with my own legal issues."
Family Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. It was a pleasure working with Marc. His knowledge of the law and attention to detail are of great benefit to his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Marc has tremendous knowledge, is professional and hard-working."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional and has excellent courtroom decorum. He is very well-prepared for his cases and takes special interest in every client."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a quality attorney who is a tough and experienced litigator."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Marc for a number of years. He is personable, friendly and knowledgable about the law. We have batteled before and we remain friends. I think anytime you can remain friends with a fellow lawyer despite the differences we have in advocating our clients is a sign of a true professional."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc is one of the most helpful, nicest guys you will ever meet, but he is a tough well-prepared advocate for his clients in court. He will go the extra mile to win his case. My highest recommendation."
Family Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Based on my experience working with him, and being his peer in the legal community, Marc Pederson is an ethical, devoted and thorough attorney, who zealously advocates for the best interest of his clients. He is the caliber of attorney that other attorneys seek his advice on addressing complex legal issues."
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San Antonio Divorce and separation Lawyer Marc Albert Pederson
Marc Albert Pederson
Divorce and separation Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation