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
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.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Mediator||King County Superior Court's Litigation Settlement Program||2010|
|Arbitration Panel Member||King County Superior Court||1987|
|Speaker & Lecturer||Continuing Legal Education||1985|
|Of Counsel||Wolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Aiken & Brown||2008 - 2009|
|Attorney||Aiken & Fine||1983 - 2008|
|Attorney||Wheeler & Brown||1981 - 1983|
|Attorney||Holman & McCarthy||1979 - 1981|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Seattle Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Family Law Section and the Section of the Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The King County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|The Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Business Institute||Discovery in Domestic Litigation||2013|
|National Business Institute||Discovery Procedure in Divorce Litigation||2011|
|National Business Institute||Effective Discovery - Establishing the Primary Parent in Custody Litigation||2010|
|UC Hastings COL||N/A||Juris Doctor||1977|
|CLE - Family Law from A to Z||Washington Practice & Procedure Regarding Discovery||2013|
|Continuing Legal Education - Divorce Litgation||Post Trial & Enforcement Procedures||2011|
|Continuing Legal Education - Parenting Disputes||Effective Discovery in Disputed Custody Cases||2010|