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Mark Marston Demaray

Mark Marston Demaray

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About Me

Mark M. Demaray is an attorney in the State of Washington where the majority of his practice involves handling adoptions and assisted reproductive technology matters. He is an adoptive parent of two children, is a member of the Washington State Adoption Council, was appointed to and served on the Washington State Adoption Commission and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. He has been active in the review and drafting of adoption legislation in Washington for many years.


Practice Areas


  1. Adoption: 85%
    33 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Family: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michele Gentry Hinz

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known and worked with Mark Demaray on adoption related matters for over 17 years. He is highly respected in the adoption community not only locally but nationally for both his integrity and his ability.


    Michele Hinz Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Scott Burkhalter

    I endorse this lawyer's work. One of the foremost adoption attorneys in Washington State.


    Steven Burkhalter Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

145 3rd Ave S Ste 201
Edmonds, WA, 98020-3593



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Angel in AdoptionCongressional Coalition on Adoption Institute2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
FellowAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys1992 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysPresident2011 - 2012
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysBoard of Trustees2010 - 2013
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow1992 - Present
Washington State Adoption Commission N/A1990 - 1991
Washington State Adoption Council N/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
WSBA CLE Materials New Legislation and Case Law in Adoption and ARTSN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor 1981
University of WashingtonBachelor DegreeN/A1976
Seatte Pacific CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Adoption SeminarsAdoption and Assisted Reproduction in WashingtonN/A
King County Bar AssociationAdoption in WashingtonN/A
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysAdoption Legislation and Updates N/A