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Kristal Cordova Thomson

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Board Certifications

Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2009

Location(s)

San Antonio

Education

St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2002

University of Texas, B.A., 1995

Bar Admission

State Bar of Texas, 2002

United States District Court, Western District of Texas, 2003


About Kristal Cordova Thomson

Ms. Thomson is a family law specialist, board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She focuses on divorces with complex or high net worth estates and complicated custody issues. Ms. Thomson has tried numerous cases, but is also highly experienced in negotiated settlements. Her expertise is recognized state-wide through her numerous writing and speaking engagements and involvement in various family law related leadership positions. Ms. Thomson is one of only ten lawyers in San Antonio elected as a fellow to the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Specialists.


Accolades

  • 2017 – 40 Under 40 – San Antonio Business Journal
  • AV® Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubble
  • 2016 – Co-Course Director, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute
  • 2015 – Co-Course Director, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas
  • 2014 – Present – Member of the State Bar Grievance Committee, District 10
  • 2012 – Course Director, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas
  • 2007 Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer – Bexar County Women’s Bar Association
  • 2006 San Antonio Outstanding Young Lawyer – San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • 2006 – 2017 – “Rising Star” – Texas Super Lawyers (published by Thomson Reuters)
    • 2017 50 Up-and-Coming Women Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Associations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Specialists
  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association (former Vice-President)
  • Collaborative Divorce Professionals of San Antonio
  • College of the State Bar
  • Junior League of San Antonio (Sustainer)
  • Rotary Club of San Antonio
  • St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association (Board Member)
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association (Treasurer)
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law and Computer & Technology Sections
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Council (Secretary)
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Biomedical Research Institute – Founder’s Council
  • Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists (Board Member)
  • Texas Family Law Foundation


Cases & Publications

Publications (Committee Credit)

  • Texas Pattern Jury Charges: Family & Probate (2016)
  • Family Code – Texas Family Law Foundation (2016)
  • Predicates Manual 2.0 – Texas Family Law Foundation (2013)

Articles & Speeches

  • UPCOMING: April 21, Austin, Marriage Dissolution (State Bar of Texas)– “Child Support – Coloring Outside the Lines”
  • UPCOMING: August 7, San Antonio, Advanced Family Law (State Bar of Texas) – “Rethinking Rights, Powers & Duties”
  • Co-author & Speaker: Peeping Toms in the New Millennium: Digital Dos and Don’ts, New Frontiers in Marital Property, State Bar of Texas, Louisville, Kentucky, 2016
  • Author & Speaker: The Top 20 Cases in Family Law and How They Changed the Practice, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2016
  • Author & Speaker: What They Didn’t Teach You in Law School – How to Run a Solo or Small Law Firm, Marriage Dissolution 101, State Bar of Texas, Galveston, 2016
  • Co-speaker (with L. McLaughlin): Where Probate & Family Law Collide, Docket Call, San Antonio, 2016
  • Author & Speaker: Mobile Lawyering, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Meeting, Chicago, 2015
  • Panelist: The Role of MHPs in Divorce, Kids First Parents Second Seminar, San Antonio, 2015
  • Speaker: Legislative Update, San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, San Antonio, 2015
  • Author & Speaker: Ethical Traps for Family Lawyers, Annual Meeting, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2015
  • Author & Speaker: Third Party Actions and Joinder, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, 2015
  • Speaker: Mission Statements & Strategic Planning, LeaderBOARD, Junior League of San Antonio, 2015
  • Author & Speaker: Case Law Update, Extreme Family Makeover, San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section, 2015
  • Author & Speaker: The Mobile Law Office, Family Law Technology 360, State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2014
  • Co-speaker: Spousal Maintenance & the Reconstituted Estate, San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section CLE, 2014
  • Co-Author & Co-Speaker: The Pleasures & Pitfalls of Social Media, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2014
  • Author & Speaker: Ethical Traps for Family Lawyers, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2014
  • Author & Speaker: Legislative Update, Extreme Family Law Makeover, San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section, 2014
  • Speaker: Child Support Enforcement, Family Law Essentials Pro Bono Seminar, San Marcos, 2013
  • Speaker: Office Management, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association Annual Retreat, Fredericksburg, 2013
  • Speaker: Legislative Update, San Antonio Bar Association Family Law Section, 2013
  • Panelist: Custody Evaluations and the New Law, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, Galveston, 2013
  • Speaker: Legislative Update, San Antonio Family Lawyer’s Association, Luncheon, San Antonio, 2013
  • Author & Speaker: Social Media & Your Custody Case, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas, Houston, 2012
  • Speaker: Family Law, Certification & Mentoring, SABA Mentor/Mentee Luncheon, San Antonio, 2012
  • Co-speaker & Co-author: The Best Apps for Your Practice, Advanced Family Law Drafting, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, 2011
  • Author & Speaker: Discovery Traps & How to Get Out of Them, Advanced Family Law, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2011
  • Author & Speaker: Electronic Discovery in the Age of Honza & Weekly, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2010
  • Author & Speaker: Narrowing the Issues, Ultimate Trial Notebook, State Bar of Texas, San Antonio, 2009
  • Author & Speaker: Jurisdiction, Family Law Essentials Pro Bono CLE, Eagle Pass, 2009
  • Author & Speaker: Interim Orders, Advanced Family Law Drafting, State Bar of Texas, Austin, 2008
  • Speaker: Economic Contribution and Reimbursement, Texas Academy of Paralegal Specialists, San Antonio, 2008
  • Author & Speaker: Attorney’s Fees and Billing, State Bar College Summer School, Galveston, 2008
  • Panelist: Jury in a Box, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, Galveston, 2008
  • Co-author: Ten Things You Should Know About a Jury Trial, Marriage Dissolution, State Bar of Texas, 2008
  • Panelist: Current Trends and Problems in Family & Civil Litigation, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio, 2005

Personal Information

Ms. Thomson lives in San Antonio with her husband, Derick, and three children. She enjoys volunteer and charity work in her children’s schools as well as with the Junior League San Antonio and Downtown Rotary Club. She is a proud and life-long Denver Broncos fan as well as a die-hard Longhorn.