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Marshall Alan Thompson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

4.1   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Marshall

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Marshall dedicates his practice to family law. He has handled all varieties of family law matters including divorce, child custody, paternity, child support, protective orders, post-divorce modifications and enforcements, termination/adoptions and interstate custody disputes. He has experience tackling the more contentious issues in family law, including disproportionate property divisions, spousal support, grandparents’ rights, interspousal tort actions, move-away cases, and cases involving substance abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.

 

Awards

Gold Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
2021

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Location

Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP
8140 N. Mopac
Westpark 4, Ste. 250
Austin, TX, 78759

Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Taylor | April 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supportive, Thorough, Efficient
I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal support provided by Marshall Thompson during my divorce proceedings. From our very first consultation, I was impressed by their professionalism, honesty, and dedication to achieving the best possible outcome for me. Marshall not only possesses an in-depth understanding of family law which helped me to navigate agreements for my best possible outcome. He provided clear guidance every step of the way, ensuring that I fully understood my rights and options throughout the process and was very straightforward around what was and was not reasonable to help me focus on the most important matters of mine. What truly sets Marshall apart is their genuine concern for their clients' well-being. They took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions promptly, and alleviate any anxieties I had about the proceedings. Their compassion and reassurance were invaluable during such a challenging time in my life. I am incredibly grateful for their efforts and highly recommend their services to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate divorce attorney.
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Posted by Andrew | March 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If peace of mind were a person
Marshall stood by me for the two worst and most intense years of my life. Within a few weeks of retaining him, I felt calm in a way I would not have thought possible. He explained the legal process in a way I could understand and mapped out our strategy to get the best outcome for everyone, which was precisely what I asked for. He treated both me and my ex with dignity and respect, even in moments where it wasn’t remotely reciprocated. He understood how to navigate the court system instinctively, and every judge we interacted with clearly respected him very much. The resolution we came to allowed me to have a relationship with my daughter that I have the opportunity to nurture regularly. And while neither of us loved every moment of the experience, we both recognized and appreciated Marshall’s willingness to navigate representing me with respect to all parties. I could not have asked for a better lawyer.
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Posted by Jake | December 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!
Mr. Thompson is a very strong lawyer inside the courtroom and knows exactly how to present your case in a clear and concise manner. He is not afraid in dealing with difficult situations including with high-conflict opposing parties who don’t have the best interest of the child in mind. I really appreciate Mr. Thompson’s professionalism and knowledge of family law. He is truly fearless when it comes to representing his clients and I’m very thankful having Mr. Thompson in my case. You shouldn’t hesitate in hiring Mr. Thompson to help you with your family law situation.
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Posted by Whitney | November 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend to everyone!!
First off im going to say wow!! Marshall exceeding everything in what I was looking for in a custody attorney!! I came into this a nervous wreck and beyond scared for any down outcome. Marshall immediately reassured me of the good mom I am and how these steps are not easy but we will get through them together and that we did! After over a year battling this divorce I came across Marshall and immediately my nightmare was going to come to an end. I have primary custody got everything I desired for my kids and now finally getting divorced. He was so patient, listened to everything crazy and not I had to say and remained so honest and kind through it all! I recommend Marshall to anyone needing a great divorce attorney he will exceed your expectations to the fullest!! Thank you so very much for all of her time it means so much to me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional lawyer
Marshall and his team are the best. He is very knowledgeable and did great job on my case. It was a hard one and I feel so lucky that I had Marshall standing on my side. I would recommend Marshall to anyone who needs professional help on family law.
Posted by Patricia | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I highly recommend Marshall Thompson. His knowledge and experience of family law helped me with a custody issue. Throughout this whole process, he helped me understand the pros and cons of each step. I was very nervous going to court but I am so glad I had Marshall Thompson as my lawyer.
Posted by Trish | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great family law attorney
Marshall Thompson is the best in what he does in the greater Austin area. He is well prepared for the trial and is very knowledgeable about the family laws and the courts. He genuinely cares for his client and is not afraid to provide honest advice. I have felt that he will do what is best for his client. I would highly recommend Marshall and his colleagues.
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Posted by Harold | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great handling of a difficult divorce
Marshall and his team did a great job representing me in a contentious divorce. I received very favorable treatment under difficult circumstances.
Posted by Arman | October 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Words can not express how grateful I am to have found Marshall Thompson. Reliability, integrity, responsiveness, reasonable rates, and endurance as well as unshakeable command of presence in the court room; Marshall has all of these and much more. Moreover, he practices good delegation in procedure, and has a knowledgeable and experienced paralegal. Marshall took my case at a very sensitive time. He handled every thing with honesty and integrity. If you are looking for an attorney that is ethical and knows how to properly approach a family conflict, in Williamson County court system, he is your attorney. In family court you don't need luck, you need Marshall. Arman
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Posted by Zoe | September 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Marshall is like a Saint"
“Marshall is like a Saint', this is what the lady with Asian Family Support service told me when she referred Marshall to me. I was kind of surprised and touched by how she described Marshall, but I totally agree with her after I talked to Marshall several times regarding my divorce. He is so knowledgeable, professional, kind and considerate to his clients. He helped me several times but never charged me any penny. He totally changed my impression to lawyers and presented me a very positive and righteous image of a lawyer. I just consulted with him recently regarding raising my child support and had planned to hire him as my lawyer to do this for me. However, he clearly told me hiring him is much more expensive than asking the attorney general office which is free in dealing with my case. He even pointed out a mistake that my previous lawyer drafted in my divorce decree and told me how to correct it through the attorney general office. I can tell he works as a lawyer not just for money, but for helping people in a powerful way. I believe many people especially those who are in need but have financial problems have been so blessed through Marshall.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Masterful Expertise In Family Law
Marshall Thompson and his team expertly handled my delicate family law matter with knowledgeable professionalism and sincere compassion for the sensitivity it required. There was not a law/rules question he couldn't answer and his calm, straightforward demeanor put me at ease during one of the most difficult times of my life. I was thrilled to obtain such a positive outcome for myself and my child, and I will continue to recommend his legal services to anyone seeking proficient legal counsel. I am eternally grateful for this amazing team!!
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Posted by Vivian | July 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Marshall Thompson is worth every penny
From start to finish he was there helping me navigate this extremely annoying, upsetting, and terrible divorce. Thanks to his guidance and expertise, I was able to get a very satisfactory settlement and he was very clear and concise with strategy so I knew mostly what was going on. He's extremely personable, kind, and a compassionate attorney.
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Posted by Megan | October 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great to work with!
Marshall is an expert in family law. He's super knowledgeable and available whenever I had questions for him. I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by Mark | November 25, 2014
Professional and compassionate
16 months after my divorce, I was faced with addressing a divorce modification. Having been unhappy with my original lawyer, I decided to seek new counsel for my current issue. After meeting and working with Marshall Thompson, it was clear to me that this was in fact a beneficial move for me. Marshall quickly put all of my concerns at ease, and professionally and caringly, guided me thru the process. The quality of counsel is obviously the top priority when retaining an attorney, and Marshall is all of that. But to me the calming way in which he dealt with me and put my mind at ease, was just as important. I would recommend his services, hands down.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2013
Marshall Thompson filed a motion to move jurisdiction for a divorce from Texas to Tennessee
I needed to move a divorce proceeding my husband filed in Travis County in Texas to Davidson County in Tennessee. I contacted Thompson by telephone and laid out my case. His filing had the effect I sought. My husband dropped his effort to file in Texas where neither of us lived. It would have been a financial and physical hardship for me to respond to proceedings in Texas rather than Tennessee.
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Posted by Phil | November 4, 2013
Fast, knowledgeable and ALWAYS professional.
After a long separation - it was time to go through the divorce proceedings with my uncontested divorce. I had a relatively simple case as my ex and I had agreed to most of the terms ahead of time and already had an idea of how we wanted to proceed. Marshall was able to work with me and explain all the pros and cons of my decisions and also brought up a lot that I had no thought about before. It was more tricky when it comes to child shared custody than I thought - especially around things like taxes to which Marshall was very knowledgeable about. Throughout the process he was always professional and prompt and we were able to complete the divorce quickly and without issue.
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Posted by Julie | July 2, 2013
Review Marshall Alan Thompson
Mr. Thompson was not only extremely knowledgeable with family law and offered the best options for my son's safety, he also was very compassionate towards me during a very hard time. I was seeking help to modify visitations between my son and his father for safety issues. He was able to get supervised visits with conditions which was a blessing. I have used two other attorneys in the past regarding my two older children and my experience was not good. They took months to return phone calls and we were in and out of court for well over a year. Mr Thompson always kept me in the loop and was able to get our case settled out of court. I live in Houston, Tx and if I need future legal representation I will continue to go to him for help. I have complete confidence in his ability to help get the best outcome for the family accomplished.
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Posted by Lynn | April 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Had really high hopes...ended in disaster and heartbreak.
When I first hired Marshall, I really felt that he was going to help my and my daughter, or at least that's what he said. Although, I had years of evidence to provide to the court, Marshall's poor decision-making led my family down a nightmarish path. When I became so fearful for my daughter's safety that I asked him to non-suit the case, he refused. Then, he strolled into final hearing with very little preparation, despite me begging for it, and erased any progress we had made. His poor and reckless decisions and final positions were not at all what I wanted, and angered the judge who made me and my young child pay the price. We will forever be paying for Marshall's poor judgment and poor planning. My family will never be the same.
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Posted by Charles | March 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What lawyer ?
He took my money and disappeared. I was suppose to show up to court, but because Marshall never returned my emails or calls ( after taking my $5K of course ) , I never knew about it. I had to hire another firm. I have no idea how someone could take your money and screw you over at your worst moment and still live with themselves. I don't understand how anyone could be so heartless.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
NOT your advocate - ZERO COMMUNICATION
Marshall is as bad as it gets. He does not adequately represent his clients and marks all the checkboxes for attorney negligence. He delayed my divorce for over a year due to non-responsiveness, and stringing you along with lies about opposing counsel causing delays (verified as lies). He has YET to file orders (its Nov) from my emergency custody hearing in APRIL, which puts me, his client, and my children at risk. I've sent request after request for communication and status updates, with zero response - I'm talking six months of ZERO response. His office is very disorganized, you don't know what you're being billed for, never get invoices, and the paralegals are also non-responsive. This firm is a complete joke.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Texas Riogrande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2013

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Morales v. Marquis, 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 6455
  • Successfully challenged post-answer default marriage annullment in restricted appeal. Appellate court reversed annulment and remanded for a trial on the merits.

Associations

  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • 2018 Leadership Academy Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Mentor Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
  • Mentor Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Tax Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Allandale Neighborhood Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Allandale Neighborhood Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Allandale Neighborhood Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
  • Honors Graduate
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2008
  • Member
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society
  • 2006
  • University Honors
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (16)
Endorse Marshall
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Marshall for years and have had the privilege to work with him in the past. He's a highly skilled attorney and is also a highly respected attorney in the legal community. He is easy to work with and always puts his client's best interests first."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marshall is a talented attorney. He is extremely professional to work with and has an obvious concern for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marshall is a shrewd, persistent and effective attorney. He grasps both the big picture and fine details of his clients' cases, and pushes their case in a direction that affects great results on both levels. He is deliberately excellent. I would entrust Marshall to take excellent care of any client, friend, or loved one."
Family Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marshall is an outstanding attorney. I strongly recommend his services"
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marshall is brilliant. Marshall is dedicated to his clients and will work around the clock to ensure success at the courthouse or the mediation table. He is a rare individual that is gifted in verbal, analytical, and mathematical skills. He is at ease with spreadsheets and with presenting his case in a cogent and persuasive manner to the Court. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marshall Thompson is exceedingly dedicated to his clients. He works hard to master the details of complex cases to generate the best results."
Family Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marshall is truly an excellent attorney - he is experienced in a wide variety of cases, knowledgeable, familiar with the local courts and their processes, and dedicated to obtaining the best results possible for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Marshall is an excellent advocate and incredibly skilled in the courtroom. Marshall works very hard for his clients to get the best possible results."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Marshall is a great attorney to work with. He is very practical and reasonable."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my dealings with him, he has been very professional, and has worked hard to protect the interests of his clients. I would recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marshall. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marshall is a terrific lawyer. I worked with him for years and he is an intelligent, personable and hardworking advocate. I often recommend him to my friends and family."
General practice Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Marshall and I worked together on complicated tax cases and matters relating to the general practice of law. He possesses excellent legal ability and adheres to the highest ethical standards. I give him my highest rating."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Marshall is the rare lawyer that combines diligence, integrity and creativity. He is not afraid of the courthouse and fights hard for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Marshall is an excellent lawyer who is a tough advocate for his clients. I have had two cases against Marshall in the past year, and both times he gave me a very tough fight. I am sure he would do the same for you."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer Marshall Alan Thompson
Marshall Alan Thompson
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Virtual consultation available