Mark is a native son of the Puget Sound area. Although as a teenager he traveled the world extensively with his family – gaining some valuable experience in humanity and diversity – he returned home to earn his B.A. in American History at the University of Washington in 1981, and won his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University’s School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound). He’s lived and worked here ever since. Chances are that he’s worked with or knows the reputation of your adjuster, claims manager, vocational rehabilitation counselor and physicians. In his twenty-plus years of practice as a self-employed attorney (January 1986 to the present), he has represented thousands of individuals who have been injured at work and/or due to the negligence of other parties; he has handled innumerable jury trials, appeals and administrative hearings.
Mark has also represented his clients, as a courtesy, in criminal courts and with their Social Security disability claims. He also helps the Public Defender by handling a couple of cases a year for them.
Mark has been involved with several community boards, and taught pre-trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professot of Law at Seattle University’s School of Law (1999-2004). He serves on the Washington State Association for Justice Board of Governors, and is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. Mark is one of two instructors who annually teach a four day Trial Workshop at a popular seminar; he teaches trial skills in Botswana, Africa for two weeks every year; and he is on staff nine months out of the year for attorney Steve Fury’s monthly Trial Skills Academy. Please also see the Biography page in this website for additional teaching and speaking history and professional submissions.
Feel free to ask him any questions about his professional history or philosophy by calling 888-279-2002 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.