Community Involvement

Keep Judge Elizabeth Gibson:

The Marks Law Firm, P.A. – Family Law & Divorce Attorneys hosted a reception at our Orlando office in June 2022 to show support of Judge Elizabeth Gibson, Non-Partisan for Orange County Judge, Group 17.

Contribute to the fundraiser to keep Judge Elizabeth Gibson on the bench to serve the citizens of Orange County, Florida.

Pictured below is Attorney Tom Marks and Judge Elizabeth Gibson.

NADP:

Attorney Tom Marks has served as Director of the National Association of Divorce Professionals – Downtown Orlando Chapter since 2017.

The National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP) unites professionals who serve clients going through the divorce process. The NADP provides access, connections, and results for its members, with the unique opportunity for them to make strategic alliances within the industry and receive comprehensive professional and business development as well as divorce-centered education, online and in person. If you’re a divorce professional within the Legal, Financial, Mental Health, or Residential field, join us, apply today!

We believe the NADP could be an excellent resource for potential and current clients. Each chapter consists of an array of members who specialize in a variety of areas relating to the divorce process.

Pictured below are Assistant Director Mary Zogg and Director Tom Marks at a monthly NADP luncheon for the Downtown Orlando Chapter.

CLS:

Attorney A Jay Fowinkle has served as President of The Christian Legal Society – Central Florida Chapter since 2019.

Christian Legal Society (CLS) is a group of believers who are dedicated to serving Jesus Christ through the practice and study of law, the defense of religious freedom and life, and the provision of legal aid to those in need.

Attorney Tom Marks serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Chapter. Lunches are held every other month at the Orange County Bar Association. In addition to chapter meetings, CLS members frequently volunteer their time and resources to local faith-based organizations, such as Daily Bread and student-led chapters of Christian Legal Society.

Christian Legal Society President (Central Florida Chapter) A Jay Fowinkle and other members (pictured below) recently visited Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Orlando for a day of volunteering and cookie baking!

In 2019, Attorney Tom Marks was invited to speak to law students at Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University – College of Law’s Christian Legal Society Chapter about his journey to becoming a lawyer, the importance of mentoring, and developing healthy habits.

The CLS Chapter at Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law recently hosted a Judges Panel in Orlando, Florida which was sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter. Attorney A Jay Fowinkle served as the Moderator for this event where panelists spoke about their experiences in the industry as Christian legal professionals. Given his 35 years of experience in Family Law, Attorney Tom Marks was invited to speak on the panel as well.

Pictured below are officers (including President A Jay Fowinkle) and members of the CLS Central Florida Chapter at an annual Christian Service Center Fundraiser Banquet.

Christian Chamber:

Both Attorney Tom Marks and Attorney A Jay Fowinkle are members of The Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce.

Attorney A Jay Fowinkle is on the Board of Directors for the Chamber. He serves as the Vice-Chairman. In 2017, A Jay was the keynote speaker for a Relationship Building Luncheon held in the summer, where he discussed Unmerited Justice.

This non-denominational organization serves Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia and Brevard counties and provides content for leaders to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally. The Chamber helps Christian companies get exposure for their brand and allows Christian business leaders and entrepreneurs to connect and form strategic partnerships with a purpose.

Did you know that Tom Marks is the longest standing member of the Central Florida Christian Chamber? He joined in 2003 and was featured as the keynote speaker at a Relationship Building Luncheon in 2017. In his talk, “Relationships for the Kingdom,” Tom shared the significant impact relationships have had on his life as a believer and how God has revealed Himself through many of those relationships. He had the opportunity to spotlight some significant relationships he has built in the Christian Chamber as well.

Pictured below is Tom Marks seated with other members at a Christian Chamber Luncheon.

Choices Women’s Clinic:

Tom and Linda Marks are active supporters of Choices Women’s Clinic with locations in both Orlando and Oviedo. Linda Marks, RN currently serves as Nurse Manager at Choices.

Their mission is to encourage and equip women and men to make informed pregnancy decisions.

They have been serving the Orlando area since 1983. Choices Women’s Clinic (CWC) provides hassle-free, non-judgmental counseling and education at no cost to the client. Their in-house medical professionals also provide pregnancy testing and ultrasounds upon request.

Each year, Choices hosts a banquet fundraiser–an evening with dinner, ministry videos and inspiring testimonies of lives changed through the support they have received at CWC. Both Tom and Linda Marks have served as Table Hosts for this event.

Pictured below are Linda and Tom Marks at Choices’ annual benefit dinner—Hope Lives Here.

Give Kids The World:

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) is a nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at no cost.

Both Tom and Linda Marks recognize the impact of nonprofit organizations in the Central Florida community and are proud to support the mission of GKTW.

In 2021, for the first time ever, the Black & White Gala was held at the village in Kissimmee, Florida. Guests in attendance had the opportunity to experience the magic of GKTW’s whimsical nonprofit resort.

Pictured below are Tom and Linda Marks at Black & White Gala, GKTW’s signature fundraising event of the year.