“I have a great deal of respect for those who are called to serve as judge. Most of the judges I’ve practiced before have been respectful, thoughtful, and fair. But some judges fall short — some are short tempered or have widely-known biases.”

Mark Thompson

About Me

I am born and raised in San Antonio, where I have lived my whole life. Growing up, I was fascinated with Texas history, especially the Alamo. My passion for history led me to Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where I graduated in 2005 with a double major in history and political science.

I attended law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors legal fraternity, and graduated in 2008.

My Journey with Cancer-

In August of 2017, I was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I had been in private practice for 9 years and while things were otherwise going well, this diagnosis changed my life. I slashed my caseload while I went through treatment, and I slowly rebuilt my practice.

My walk with cancer, taught me how precious time is, and that every minute matters. That is why I strongly believe that people’s time in court should be respected, and judges need to be present to hear cases in a timely manner.

Family-

I dated my wife before my cancer diagnosis.  During my treatment we reconnected and I realized how important she was to me. Once I fully recovered from cancer, Lauren and I got back together and we were married in 2019.

Lauren and I have now been married for almost three years, and look forward to starting a family soon.


My Experience

Education

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.

We might not all be the same, but we all deserve the same access to justice. I need your support, so that together we can work to ensure that our court system truly delivers Justice for All.


2022

Named “Top Family Law Attorney”

Named Top Family Law Attorney in 2022 by Scene in SA Magazine.


2020, 2021, and 2022

Named “Top Attorney”

Named Top Attorney by Scene in SA Magazine, three consecutive years, from 2020, 2021, and 2022


2012

Family law section, San Antonio Bar Association

I was 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 & 2012

Co-Course Director, San Antonio Bar Association

I proudly served as a co-course director for the Extreme Family Law Makeover seminar, for two years. 


2011 & 2012

Named “Rising Star”

Named a “Rising Star” by Scene in S.A. Magazine several times.


2008

Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity

I graduated with honors from St. Mary’s University Law School, and was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors legal fraternity.

“My walk with cancer, taught me how precious time is, and that every minute matters. That is why I strongly believe that people’s time in court should be respected, and judges need to be present to hear cases in a timely manner.”

Mark Thompson