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Thomas A. Mackin

Thomas A. Mackin

Practice areas:

Family, Corporate & Incorporation, Criminal Defense, General Practice, Litigation… more 

About Me

      I try to be a "family lawyer". That is, not one that just practices family law (divorces, custody, etc.). But rather , one that represents families in almost all of the problems that they encounter in day-to-day living. My areas of practice include landlord/tenant, real estate purchases and sales, wills, trusts, probates, DUI defense, criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor, small business incorporation, general litigation plaintiff and defense.

      I have a strong moral and ethical foundation, and believe that, as a professional, I have an obligation to my clients, myself, and society as a whole. I also personally believe that it is unethical and unprofessional for attorneys to advertise unless that advertisement itself aids or educates the general public about the law, not just the individual attorney.  

      I have represented families for more than thirty years and am only aware of one client in that time that expressed any dissatisfaction with my work. I believe in placing the client first and resolving their problems in any appropriate manner. This may be something as simple as conversations, or utilizing any alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, arbitration, collaboration, or it may involve court litigation Federal or State.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Family: 26%
  2. Litigation: 16%
  3. General Practice: 16%
  4. Criminal Defense: 16%
  5. Other: 26%
  6. More 



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

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    Disclosure: Thomas may be distantly related to me as we have the same last name. We came in contact through AVVO answers to the same question. This endorsement is based solely on my review of his profile and submissions on AVVO, and nothing else. Thomas focuses on the issue or question raised and gives helpful information or suggestions in plain language. He catches issues not addressed by other attorneys. His many years as an attorney without disciplinary problems speaks well for his ability and integrity.


    Mark Mackin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    Tom is a hard working lawyer with dozens of answers published at to consumer questions, a solid legal education in the background, and a high desire to help clients get the best result possible when they have a problem. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you.


    Ronald Burdge Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Thomas A. Mackin

840 207th Ave Ne
Sammamish, WA, 98074-6645


WISuspended Dues198003/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2012 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2013
2011 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2012
2010 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2011
2009 Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
2008 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Thomas A. Mackin1994 - Present
staff attorneyStrand, Caplan & Phillips1991 - 1994
AttorneyLaw Office of Thomas A. Mackin1982 - 1990
Staff AttorneyCorrections Legal Services Program1981 - 1982
Military PoliceUS Army1971 - 1973

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American LegionMember1974 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re BJMFull custody to father

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977