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Mark was an instructor at the University of Puget Sound, School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law) from 1977 to 1979 before entering private practice in Seattle.  He is admitted to practice in California as well as Washington.


Mark has substantial experience in complex family law litigation, including marital separation and dissolution, meretricious relationships, domestic partnerships, contested custody, parenting disputes and related matters. 


Additionally, he has served as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem and as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) representative for minor children in a variety of dissolution and parentage cases.


He also represents as number of small businesses and family partnerships in a variety of corporate and business matters.  He has represented clients in numerous litigation matters in trial courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations and mediations.  


Mark is on the panel of approved Arbitrators appointed by the King County Superior Court; and on the panel of approved Mediators participating in the King County Superior Court Litigation Settlement Program


Community Involvement:


Mark's community activities have included memberships on the Queen Anne Community Council, the Queen Anne Lutheran Church Council, the Hilltop School Board of Directors (Chair), Bishop Blanchet High School Parent Club (Fundraising Chair) and the O’Dea High School Father’s Club (President), among others.


He has also been active in youth baseball (ages 7-18) in Western Washington for over 25 years, having served as a coach, administrator, and board member in a variety of local and regional organizations. He continues his service as a baseball umpire at several levels of play.




Mark is a member of both the California State Bar (1977), and the Washington State Bar (1979).  He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of California (1977), the Northern District of California (1980) and the Western District of Washington (1979).


He is also a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, the Family Law Section and the Litigation Section of the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and the Snohomish County Bar Association. 




Juris Doctor from Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1977.  Articles Editor, Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.


Bachelor of Arts in History from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1974.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    36 years, 100 cases
  3. Business: 10%
    36 years, 300 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    36 years, 300 cases


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Contact info

Mark A. Brown, P.S.

1301 5th Avenue
Suite 3401
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MediatorKing County Superior Court's Litigation Settlement Program2010
Guardian ad LitemKing County Superior Court1997
Court Appointed Special AdvocateKing County Superior Court1995
Arbitration Panel MemberKing County Superior Court1987
Speaker & LecturerContinuing Legal Education1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMark A. Brown, P.S.2015 - Present
Of CounselWolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.2010 - 2015
PartnerAiken & Brown2008 - 2009
AttorneyAiken & Fine1983 - 2008
AttorneyWheeler & Brown1981 - 1983
AttorneyHolman & McCarthy1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
LawQA.comContributing Member2012 - Present
Ceridian Provider NetworkMember2012 - Present
Seattle Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Washington Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1989 - Present
Family Law Section and the Section of the Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
The Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
The King County Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarDevelopments in Domestic Discovery2014
National Business InstituteDiscovery in Domestic Litigation2013
National Business InstituteDiscovery Procedure in Divorce Litigation2011
National Business InstituteEffective Discovery - Establishing the Primary Parent in Custody Litigation2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1977
Northwestern UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education - Family LawDevelopments in Domestic Discovery2014
CLE - Family Law from A to ZWashington Practice & Procedure Regarding Discovery2013
Continuing Legal Education - Divorce LitgationPost Trial & Enforcement Procedures2011
Continuing Legal Education - Parenting DisputesEffective Discovery in Disputed Custody Cases2010