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

CEO 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.

Daniel J. Palmer

Partner Attorney

Daniel J. Palmer, a San Antonio native, graduated from the Antonian College Preparatory High School and subsequently attended the University of Texas at Austin. There, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government/Political Science and a double minor in Business and Interdisciplinary Studies. Seeking to amplify his education, Daniel entered St. Mary’s University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor. It was during this time that he had the privilege of spending a summer studying in Europe under the guidance of United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at the Institute on World Legal Problems at the University of Innsbruck in Austria.

After receiving his law license and admittance into the Texas Bar, Daniel continued to pave his way through the legal world by becoming an Assistant District Attorney for the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office. His position as a first chair prosecutor allowed him to develop impressive skills by successfully trying numerous cases involving a wide range of criminal offenses. This position additionally gave Daniel the responsibility to run the office’s Criminal Protective Orders Unit where he conducted many Protective Order hearings in the presence of every elected Civil District Court Judge in Bexar County.

After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, Daniel opened his own successful law practice, The Law Office of Daniel J. Palmer. With offices in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Daniel practiced all over the State of Texas, handling a wide variety of legal issues in both State and Federal Court. It was there that he fully realized how important it was for clients to have a strong, familial bond with their attorney. He has worked hard to establish that relationship with every client that he represents.

When Daniel is not seen around the office or in the courtroom, he spends his time playing a variety of different musical instruments, working on his vinyl record collection, reading, fishing and cheering on his Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs. First and foremost, Daniel loves spending his spare time by his wife and son’s side. Family is an essential part of Daniel’s life and his passion for his loved ones translates to his approach in legal cases.

Alex W. Vollmer

Associate Attorney

Alex Vollmer is a lifelong resident, and active community member of San Antonio. His educational journey started as an alumnus of Christ Lutheran Pre-Kindergarten, located directly across the street from Alamo Heights High School, where he graduated in 1999. Alex completed his undergraduate degree in 2006 earning his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In 2007, deciding to pursue his love of language and analysis, Alex attended St. Mary’s University School of Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 2010. In the course of his legal education, Alex competed in Moot Court competitions and became a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. Alex also attended the Institute on World Legal Problems summer program at University of Innsbruck Austria, studying subjects such as Just War Theory, International Commerce, and History of U.S. Supreme Court Justices taught by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.

Upon admittance to the Texas Bar, Alex began his legal career with a position at the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office as a criminal trial prosecutor. During this time, Alex conducted more than fifty jury trials, honing his courtroom skills and giving him the ability to think, act, and analyze efficiently before dozens of different judicial personalities and styles. Alex continued to make use of this experience when he left the District Attorney’s Office and opened his own successful law practice. Alex sought and was granted admittance to the Western District of Texas United States Court in 2012 and has represented clients in a multitude of city, state, and federal courts around the State of Texas.

Alex enjoys spending his time outside the office golfing, hunting, reading, and taking road trips with his wife. He is still an avid reader, and no amount of reading case law will prevent him from reading every evening. Alex and his family are active community members spending time working for and with charitable foundations and professional organizations.

Colonel Karen A. Pike


U.S. Army, Retired, grew up as the daughter of a service member living all over the world. After many moves Karen’s father retired from the Air Force and the family moved closer her grandparents in San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from LaVernia High School in neighboring Wilson County and later graduated from University of the Incarnate Word with an Accounting degree and then obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

After passing the bar exam in 1990, Karen joined the U.S. Army as a member of their legal department, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She spent the next 29 years practicing law for the Army until she retired from the Army in January 2021. Since retirement, Karen has been in representing clients on various veteran’s law matters in her solo practice, the Law Office of Karen A. Pike.

Outside the office, Karen and her husband stay busy raising her youngest son. Karen and her family enjoy spending time with friends and family and traveling the United States on an extended tour of our American History.

Blake A. Newberry

Associate Attorney

Blake Newberry grew up in Kentucky where he attended the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University. At Western Kentucky University he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. Upon graduating from Western Kentucky University, Blake began working for Fruit of the Loom as an Inventory Analyst. During his tenure with Fruit of the Loom, Blake sought to further his education and decided to Attend Law School. Blake attended Texas A&M University School of Law on a full academic scholarship where he received his Juris Doctor. Blake had the opportunity to assist clients in the Schools Probate and Estate Planning Clinic which helped establish his goal of helping clients in all of their Estate needs.

After admittance to the Texas Bar, Blake began his career as a Bankruptcy Attorney. This position allowed him to further understand the importance of the relationship between Attorney and Client. After working as a Bankruptcy Attorney, Blake decided to return to his ultimate passion of Probate and Estate Planning. Blake’s goal is to ensure that every client is treated like family.

Outside of the office Blake loves to spend his time with his wife, son, and daughter. His family is an important part of his life, and he instills that in the cases he works. He also enjoys gaming, cheering on the Tennessee Titans, and travelling.

Sharyl Mays

Senior Paralegal

After nearly 20 years of working in probate, elder law, and estate settlement, Sharyl still enjoys working with the elderly and their families in periods of transition. She feels a great need to help people who are dealing family with special needs, aging family members, or with the loss of a loved one. With a deep compassion and understanding for these families, Sharyl continues her mission to provides service with dignity and grace while helping families through transitions. .

Sharyl is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. Along with her husband and two daughters, Sharyl settled in the Schertz/Cibolo area to be close to family. Sharyl graduated from UTSA with a Bachelors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and later earned her Masters of Science in Management and Leadership. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, JEEPING, going to national and state parks, the beach, and anything DIY.

Tyrone Marquardt

Director of Operations

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.

William Oulvey

Records Custodian

William wants to develop a steady and reliable career with MLF and to become a reliable and trustworthy co-worker to get things done quickly and efficiently.

Top Three Accomplishments: Good attendance record, recreated a folder, scanned and uploaded a box of materials in five days with the help of co-workers.

William enjoys computer gaming, watching the news and funny videos on YouTube, bike riding, board games and reading. His favorite subject to learn about is history especially World War II.

Marelyn Jurado

Legal Assistant for Daniel Palmer

Marelyn Jurado, born and raised in the DC metropolitan area, moved to San Antonio in 2019 to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio to study Politics and Law. She then moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she began her career in the legal field working as a Criminal Clerk at the Circuit Court of the 1st Judicial District. She has since then worked for a Criminal Defense Attorney in San Antonio before working at Marquardt Law Firm, bringing in experience and skills needed to work in a fast-paced environment. By having great organizational skills and high attention to detail, she is able to assist clients and make sure they are helped to the best of her ability with exceptional customer service.

Outside of the office, Marelyn enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and playing the cello, or anything music related.