Carlos G. Salinas

Top rated Family Law attorney in Austin, Texas

Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP
Carlos G. Salinas
Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2008

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP

8911 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Building 4, Suite 4260
Austin, TX 78759 Visit website


A partner at Thompson Salinas Londergan LLP, Carlos G. Salinas focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters. Located in Austin, Texas, he provides advice and counsel to Travis County residents who are facing the end of their marriages and who are grappling with such divorce-related issues as child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of complex community assets and debts. Having been trained in both collaborative law and mediation, Mr. Salinas will often encourage his clients to attempt to reach an agreement using one of these alternative dispute resolution methods. However, he has extensive litigation experience as well, and he has proven to be a forceful courtroom advocate.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Salinas has experience in other types of family law matters as well. In particular, he assists clients whose children have been abducted across borders by the other parent to seek relief under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Mr. Salinas also helps clients who are attempting to enforce or modify existing court orders, and he files motions for protective orders on behalf of people who have been the victims of domestic violence. He also regularly reviews and prepares prenuptial agreements. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his track record and high degree of ethics, he has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Majoring in international business, Mr. Salinas attended Georgetown University and received a bachelor's degree in 1998. He then pursued his legal education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Salinas was a staff attorney at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. He is an active participant in numerous legal and community organizations.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2004, California

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • ABA Commission on Domestic Violence, Faculty Member
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Save Our Springs Alliance, Board
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Mentor Attorney
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Family Law Task Force, Co-chair
  • Family Law Section, Hispanic Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Commissioner
  • Austin Bar Association, Member
  • Travis County Firearms Work Group, Co-chair
  • Hispanic Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Mediation Certification from the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution

Office location for Carlos G. Salinas

8911 N Capital of Texas Hwy
Building 4, Suite 4260
Austin, TX 78759

Phone: 512-600-1289


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  • Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2023

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