Thomas D. Marks
Tom is the founding partner of The Marks Law Firm. With more than 33 years of experience practicing law in Central Florida, Tom zealously represents his clients with integrity, dedication, and personal attention. Tom has built a solid reputation with his clients, colleagues, opposing counsel, and the Courts of Orange, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, Volusia, and Seminole Counties.
It is Tom’s mission to be the best small family law firm in Central Florida. He is dedicated to excellence and has built a great team of attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff at The Marks Law Firm. Tom is committed to his clients, their well-being, and their goals. He sees success as a journey built on integrity, excellence and hard work. Tom cares deeply about his clients, their children, and their future success and significance.
If reconciliation is possible, he will support those efforts and what is best for the family. If he is called on to represent his clients’ interests in Court, a Collaborative Case, Mediation, or elsewhere, he will be a zealous advocate, negotiator and wise counsel.
Tom has actively volunteered his time and efforts in the Orange County Bar and has taken over 28 pro bono Legal Aid Society cases to represent those who could not afford an Attorney. Tom has volunteered over 200 hours of professional services in pro bono work.
Tom is active in the community and in his church. He frequently speaks at various Divorce Care groups in Central Florida and he has focused his time, efforts, and practice in family and marital areas of the law. In 2011, Tom was recognized as Outstanding Chairman by the Orange County Bar Association as chair of the Family Law Committee.
Tom and his wife Linda have been married over 33 years and have two adult children, Rebekah and Daniel.
Family Law Section
General Practice Section
Trial Lawyers Section
Professional Memberships & Activities
National Association of Divorce Professionals Downtown Orlando Chapter, 2017 – Present
Director, 2017 – Present
Florida Bar Ninth Circuit Grievance Committee, 2013—Present
The C12 Group, 2011—Present
Central Florida Collaborative Law Group, 2009—2017
Family Law Inns of Court, 2005—Present
Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce, 2003—Present
Orange County Bar Association, 1986—Present
Christian Legal Society, 1983—Present
Family Law Executive Committee, 2003—2011
Daetwyler Shores HOA, 1998—2006
President, Board of Directors, 2005—2006
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1990—2000
Florida Hospital East Orlando Foundation Board, 1993—1997
Vice Chairman, 1993—1995
Orange County Animal Service Advisory Board, 1992—1997
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1991—2003
Winter Park Pines Community Association, 1987—1994
President, Board of Directors, 1992—1994
Christian Conciliation Service of Central Florida, 1988—1992
East Orlando Civitan Service Organization, 1988—1990
Recognitions & Speaking Engagements
Guest on Chasing Wisdom Podcast, 2018
Featured Speaker at Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce November Lunch, 2017
ED Talk Speaker at August NADP Downtown Orlando Chapter Meeting, 2017
“10 Best” Client Satisfaction Award from American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2014 – 2016
Presenter at the 2010 Christian Legal Society National Convention
OCBA Outstanding Committee Chair, 2010 – 2011
Orlando’s Top Lawyers, 2010, 2013
Published in The Builders magazine
Published in Orlando Home & Leisure
Regular speaker at Divorce Care Groups throughout Central Florida
1st place Dean Maloney Memorial Writing Contest, 1986 – Statewide competition and published on front cover of the Florida Bar Journal in 1986.
University of Florida, B.A. 1981
University of Florida School of Law, 1985