Mark handled his first divorce cases in the mid-1980s as a law clerk for another attorney. After becoming a lawyer in 1987, Mark worked on business, construction, tax, real estate, estate planning, and family law matters. Over time, divorce and family law became Mark’s main focus and he earned an excellent reputation in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Mark’s experience included most all questions that can arise in divorce and family law, including parenting, business and real estate issues, and complex financial and parenting matters.
In 2003, Mark found his way to Collaborative Divorce and mediation in Seattle. He enrolled in classes, educated himself, and did the necessary work to build skills and gain experience assisting clients in these processes. In January 2007, Mark finished his last family law trial to become a full-time Collaborative Divorce lawyer and divorce mediator. He now works exclusively to help clients reach agreements without court intervention. Mark recently added a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® certification to better serve his clients with important financial questions. With his experience, Mark understands the challenges of divorce, and can help clients achieve reality-based solutions that are supportive of their long-term goals and interests.
Mark was rated among the “Top 25” Family Law attorneys in the State of Washington by Washington Law & Politics Magazine. Mark has taught and written extensively about divorce and about dispute resolution, including as a contributor to peer-reviewed journals and books. He trains other professionals in the Collaborative Divorce process, and is a co-founder of the Seattle Collaborative Law Training Group. He has received numerous awards and honors, including “Attorney of the Year” from the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association in 2005, the “Super Lawyer” designation Washington Law and Politics magazine every year since 2007, the highest possible rating by Avvo, and an “AV” (preeminent) rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Mark is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, which reflects recognition in the area of family law. Mark lives in Seattle with his wife and loves to ride his bicycle.
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