Hi, I am Mark Thompson, and I am running to be your next Judge of the 285th Civil District Court.
and I am running to be your next Judge of the 285th Civil District Court.
As judge, I will treat all parties and lawyers with fairness and respect. I will always follow the law. I will not use the bench as a platform to promote my own personal beliefs or agenda. I will work hard to improve judicial efficiency, and I will not hesitate to make the difficult decisions that need to be made.
I was born in San Antonio and have lived here my entire life. I have spent my career, helping the families of Bexar County, and I hope to continue serving the community, as your next Judge.
I have proudly practiced family law for thirteen years and have handled over eight hundred cases in Bexar County alone. I enjoy practicing family law because you get to represent real people and help them through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
I am a cancer survivor, and in the journey with cancer I learned that we have a lot of work to do, to truly accomplish Justice.
Years of Experience
Cases Filed in Bexar County
I survived cancer, and while you can’t compare cancer to the law, in both instances, we must place our trust in someone else; and we have to hope, that person will show up. I am alive today because my doctor showed up to work, and I will never take that for granted. That is why, if elected, I will always show up to work.
My mother was a practicing attorney, from 1993 until 2018, so the law has been a part of my life, from my earliest years. During my school breaks, I worked in my mother’s law office where I gained an understanding of the justice system and a passion to help make it better.
I attended St. Mary’s University, law school here in San Antonio and graduated in 2008. Throughout my educational years, I was exposed to a variety of law practices, from family law to estate taxation, probate, and estate planning.
After Law School
After graduating, I found my purpose in ensuring that some of our community’s most vulnerable residents, have a voice in court; which is why I specialized in family law.
During the first ten years of my practice, I was as an associate attorney at my mother’s law practice. Giving people a voice in court has always been at the core of my work.
Today I run my own successful practice, where I am a voice in the courtroom for the people of Bexar County; including mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, senior citizens, women and men, among others.
I am Qualified to be Your Next Judge-
My experience has prepared me to serve as your next Judge, because approximately 89% of family cases are handled in the Civil District Courts; and Bexar County families deserve a Judge who is experienced with family law cases.
Named “Top Family Law Attorney”
Named Top Family Law Attorney in 2022 by Scene in SA Magazine
2020, 2021 & 2022
Named “Top Attorney”
Named “Top Attorney” by Scene in SA Magazine for three consecutive years in a row; 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Family law section, San Antonio Bar Association
Involved in the Family Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association, where I served as a board member and officer for three years.
2011 and 2012
Named “Rising Star”
Named a “Rising Star” by Scene in S.A. Magazine several times.
2011 and 2012
Co-Course Director, San Antonio Bar Association
Proudly served as a co-course director for the Extreme Family Law Makeover seminar, for two years.
Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity
Graduated with honors from St. Mary’s University Law School, and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors legal fraternity.
About the 285th Civil District Court
District courts are the primary trial courts in Texas-
Bexar County has 14 Civil District Courts, and has a “Presiding District Court” system.
- Under this type of court system, civil cases are first heard in one court, known as the “Presiding District Court,” where the Presiding District Judge will assign the case to another court, that will hear the merits of the case.
- Due The Presiding Court System, Judges do not always know when they will have a case assigned, so if they are not currently hearing a case, they might not be in court.
- A Judge that is not present in their court room daily can cause delays in your case, increase your cost burden, contribute to the backlog of cases and increase the overall cost for justice.
It is critical for Judges to be present in court daily, so that they are available to hear your case, if it is assigned to them.