Our Team of Professionals

"We have an amazing Team at the Marquardt Law Firm. Each of them is driven to make sure that each of our clients has the best possible representation! Our clients truly become like a family member that we struggle for, cry over, and laugh with.” - Pat Petty

Todd A. Marquardt

Owner and Managing Attorney

Todd built the Marquardt Law Firm as a sole proprietorship on November 30, 2009 and converted to a Professional Corporation in 2011.

Marquardt received his bachelor's degree in government from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico earned his Juris Doctorate at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. It's no surprise, then, that he has chosen to run his practice across these two states, splitting his time between offices in Texas and New Mexico.

Todd worked for the Social Justice Clinic at St. Mary University School of Law as a Student Attorney for one year. During that time, he represented clients in divorce, child custody, and won an appeal with Social Security. Following law school and the Texas Bar Exam, Todd worked in a law office focusing on guardianship, a litigation law firm, and helped build a sole practitioner build an estate planning firm to six attorneys with comparable support staff.

Todd is the sole owner and managing attorney of Marquardt Law Firm, P.C. He built the law firm to accommodate clients so that people who need legal services have an advocate who is approachable and accessible. In order to do provide the best service, Marquardt Law Firm, P.C. has hired smart and compassionate team members who walk with clients through their legal issues. Todd relentlessly pursues excellence to make sure clients know the law firm is going above and beyond for them.

Marquardt's has developed a strong referral network throughout the legal industry. When potential clients come to him with legal issues outside the areas in which he focuses, he introduces those in need to an attorney Todd knows can handle their unique issue. Todd’s goal is to never close the door on a relationship, whether the final answer lies within his office or elsewhere.

A family man and small business owner himself, Marquardt's mission is to help adult children care for their elderly parents and to advocate for business owners. Marquardt's wife and he are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. Todd’s mission is to serve God by leading his family, vocation, community and country with the gifts and talents God has given him. He enjoys golfing, watching baseball, and hunting. He is a member of the Rotary Club, active in his church, and involved with the San Antonio Coalition for Veterans.

Marquardt is a licensed member of the State Bar Associations of Texas, New Mexico, and San Antonio, as well as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. and the United States Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of Texas. He is an accredited attorney with the Office of Veterans Affairs and Marquardt Law Firm is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.

Brittany L. Lastition, Esq

Associate Attorney

Recently relocated to the San Antonio area from Florida Ms. Lastition has a passion for helping families prepare legal plans that will work for their family when it is needed most. Ms. Lastition has learned first-hand the devastating effect that poor legal planning can have on a family and will work daily toward Marquardt Law Firm, P.C.’s vision to become the preeminent, regional asset protection and wealth preservation law firm.

A graduate of the University of Florida in 2008 Ms. Lastition received her Law Degree in 2016 from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. Ms. Lastition has worked in the legal field since 2004 at one time working closely with and representing disabled veterans fighting for their disability benefits from the Veterans Administration. We are incredibly grateful to have Ms. Lastition as a member of the Marquardt Team and we are certain that she will add another layer of success to our quality driven firm. Check out Ms. Lastition’s website https://www.guidinglightlaw.com/ to learn more about why she focuses on wills, trusts, and estate planning and how she takes care of clients.

Tyrone S. Marquardt

Office Manager

Tyrone joined Marquardt Law Firm, P.C. in December of 2014 and currently serves the firm as the Case Manager for Nursing Home Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance. Tyrone was born and raised in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. He attended Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas, where he majored in Business Management. Tyrone has a passion for helping people secure assets for their future, as well as plan for retirement. It is Tyrone’s belief that while helping preserve individual assets is very important, the most important asset you can protect and take care of is yourself! His compassionate attitude is depicted in the professionalism and respect he gives to our clients and their families. Tyrone’s previous work experience includes over 10 years as an Investment Advisor and Insurance Agent with fortune two hundred and fortune five hundred companies and upholds his dedication to assisting and guiding others through his work.

Tyrone played college level baseball while he attended Sul Ross State University and remains very active in the youth sports community with the hope of encouraging the next generation of athletes. He enjoys spending as much time with his family and friends as possible and also has a passion for hunting and all outdoor actives. Tyrone’s attention to detail and his ability to care for others is an outstanding fit as our Case Manager for Nursing Home Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance.

Kathryn Granados

Paralegal

Kathryn Granados is a paralegal. She focuses on helping Todd A. Marquardt, Esq. and Brittany L. Lastition, Esq. with estate plans and trusts.

She decided to become a paralegal because she took part of the paralegal course in her younger years and decided it was time to complete it. She decided on being a paralegal as a means of bettering herself, her education and her life.

She enjoys being a paralegal because of the challenge of assisting an attorney, the understanding of fighting for a cause, believing your client deserves justice or just plain assistance in managing the future after they are no longer living. She is passionate about helping and giving to others. There are many who are unable to do for themselves. It takes one helping hand to change a life.

She is a mother of three grown men, one who serves our U.S. Marines as a SSGT/Drill Instructor. They have blessed her with three wonderful grand-daughters. She has a very supportive family and is blessed with good friends who have been her support group for years. They have seen her create goals and have seen her achieve them. She is truly blessed. She enjoys spending her leisure time with friends and family. Just living life to the fullest.  

Tatiana Soltero

Case Manager for Veterans Benefits and Appeals

Tatiana Soltero serves as administrative assistant in the government benefits department. She never expected to work in a law office. She applied to work with us because she appreciated the law firm’s values. Ms. Soltero is a perfectionist and enjoys attention to detail and organization. She enjoys pursuing excellence as a team. When faced with the challenge of completing a project, she takes the opportunity to learn as much as she can.

Ms. Soltero is the youngest of three and the only daughter of her father from Clovis, New Mexico and her mother from Corpus Christi, Texas. Her family enjoyed home school and moving back and forth between New Mexico and Texas. She says, “I have an amazing group of friends of various ages and backgrounds, who have taught me a lot and supported me through life’s unexpected events.” As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, she is passionate about helping others learn from the Bible about God and what he promises for the future. Her ministry is now leading her to learn to speak Russian. Tatiana also enjoys reading, writing poetry, crafts, cooking, and baking.

Maria Simonson-Dingley

Bookkeeper

Maria Dingley is Marquardt Law Firm’s very own trailblazer for the Georgetown, Texas region. Joining the law firm in November of 2016, Maria is the first member of our satellite office located on Williams Drive in the beautiful city of Georgetown.

Maria loves the Georgetown community and has called Georgetown her home for the past twelve years. Maria is responsible for assisting our attorneys prepare invoices to communicate to our clients what action our staff has taken for them.

Born in Managua, Nicaragua, a calling to be of service to others was instilled in her at an early age. Family and faith are Maria’s main priorities. Maria and her loving husband of 31 years have a son, who is currently attending college. Maria’s faith has guided her to be a light of inspiration and hope to others, whether it is through her Bible sharing and teachings in her community or through her assistance with the elderly or less fortunate in her career.

Maria came to work for the Marquardt Law Firm after her employment at the Housing Authority in Georgetown. During her years at the Housing Authority, Maria helped others by employing the Authority’s mission to provide decent and safe living conditions for less fortunate individuals in the community and to help those less fortunate to become self-sufficient. And, still motivated to be of service to others, Maria is an integral part of our law firm team that helps our clients and their families secure protection and assistance during life’s difficult times as well as plan for future life-changing events.

Khrystianna Villegas

Administrative Assistant

Khrystianna joined Marquardt Law Firm in August of 2017. She serves as an Administrative Assistant, maintaining communication between clients and attorneys, recovering client information, and helping essential documents get into the right hands.

Khrystianna’s customer service career dates back to her high school days and spans multiple companies and positions. She first worked in retail, developing a talent for adapting to clients’ unique needs and situations. In 2017, she graduated high school and her career path led her to come on board with the firm.

Now, Khrystianna uses her talent for prioritizing under deadlines to perform second contacts with clients, gather details about their situations, and transfer that information to our attorneys. She’s an essential part of the consultation process, serving as the link between the initial phone call and the appointment with the attorney.

When she’s not on the phone getting to know clients, Khrystianna enjoys hitting up karaoke bars, cooking at home, and spending lazy days with her boyfriend.

Sarah Redfearn

Prospective Client Matter Assessment

Seth Walton

Filing Clerk

Haylee Palmer

Law Clerk

Haylee Palmer helps in our drafting and research department. Under attorney direction, she begins initial drafts of documents and reviews documents drafted by our paralegal.

Ms. Palmer is a San Antonio native. She returned home to San Antonio after completing her degree at Texas A&M University and Baylor School of Law. Haylee holds a J.D. and enjoys helping others with her education. She is inspired by the law and continuing her journey by sitting for the Texas Bar.

Her joys are helping clients, spending time with her dog and family, and running and cycling.

Jena

Head of Reception Client Services

Jena joined Marquardt Law Firm in May of 2019. She is serving as Head of Reception Client Services. Jena has always had a good repour with people. She enjoys meeting new people and helping however she can. Jena worked for the Chapter 13 Trustee for just over 8 years where she was the Claims Administrator and back up Receptionist.

Jena grew up in a small town in Northern Michigan, she will show you were on her hand. She moved to Texas 12 years ago with her mother, step father and younger brother. Her step father was promoted to Plant Manager here in Schertz. Jena knew she could not be that far away from her mother as they are best friends. Family is everything to her and even though most of her family still resides in Michigan, they remain very close.

Jena has a 2-year-old daughter who is her entire life. Jena is known for her big heart, her humor and for being the life of the party!