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Daniel A. Knott – [email protected]
Robert L. Eden – [email protected]
Robert J. Davis – [email protected]
Misti L. Beanland – [email protected]
Marlene D. Thomson – [email protected]

Marlene D. Thomson

  • Associate


Dallas, TX





Marlene D. Thomson was born and raised in Dallas.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990 and subsequently admitted to the State Bar of Oklahoma and the U.S. District Courts for Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts in Texas.  in 2008.  Ms. Thomson received B.B.A. in 1987 from Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1990.  Ms. Thomson is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, State Bar of Texas and the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Ms. Thomson practices primarily in the area of Commercial Litigation, Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Defense, Premises Liability, Governmental Defense, Insurance law and Insurance Defense. 

Areas Of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Governmental Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
  • Oklahoma, 2008


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1990
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 00/1987
    • Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma

Representative Cases

  • Gammill v. Jack Williams Chevrolet, 972 S.W.2d 713 , 1998, Texas
  • Geye v. American Cyanamid Co., 79 S.W.3d 21 , 2002, Texas

Representative Clients

  • Employers General Insurance Group

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association , Member
  • Oklahoma Bar Association , Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Godwin & Carlton, P.C., Associate, 00/1990 to 00/1995