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Mark Steven Gouras

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Alimony, Family, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence

About Me

I am a native of Seattle.  Since I graduated from Nathan Hale High School in north Seattle my goal was to become a lawyer.  I am thrilled to have achieved my goals and to be living and working in the area where I grew up. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    28 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    28 years
  3. Family: 10%
    28 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    28 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Douglas Paul Becker

    I endorse Mark has a highly knowledgeable and effective advocate.


    Douglas Becker Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Gouras & Amis PLLC

20819 72nd Ave. S.
Suite 650
Kent, WA, 98032-2391



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2011
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2010
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2009
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2008
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
Attendee Missing Children's Day w/ Gov. Gary LockeOperation Lookout2003
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2000

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Commissioner Pro Tem (Temporary)King County Superior Court2013 - 2013
MemberGouras & Amis PLLC2008 - Present
OwnerThe Gouras Law Firm PLLC2007 - 2007
PartnerHillman & Gouras LLP1997 - 2006
OwnerLaw Office of Mark Gouras1993 - 1997
AssociateTaylor Kiefer & Bartlett1987 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1990
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - 1989
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - 1988
King Co. Bar AssociationMember1986 - 1996
ABA Faimly Law SectionMember1986 - 1991
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1986 - 1991
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Marriage of PennamenPublished opinion in Div. I Court of Appeals
Parentage of McGlynnUnpublished opinion in Div. I of Court of Appeals

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Publication NameTitleDate
Elias Publishing, LLCDivorce in King County Superior Court: A Practical Guide to Representing Yourself in Court2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Conference of ProfessionalsHague Convention2002
International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest ProfessionalsChild Custody Litigation Under the Hague Convention1996
International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest ProfessionalsContinuing jurisdiction under the Greenlaw Case1994