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Mark Alan Brown

Mark Alan Brown

Practice areas:

Family, Litigation, Estate Planning, Business

About Me

Experience:


 


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.


 


Associations:


 


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. 


 


Education:


 


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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

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

Payment

Payment Types:

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Contact Info

1111 3rd Ave Ste 1800
Seattle, WA, 98101-3217

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197907/06/2015
CAInactive197702/13/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
MediatorKing County Superior Court's Litigation Settlement Program2010
Arbitration Panel MemberKing County Superior Court1987
Speaker & LecturerContinuing Legal Education1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselWolfstone, Panchot & Bloch, P.S., Inc.2010 - Present
PartnerAiken & Brown2008 - 2009
AttorneyAiken & Fine1983 - 2008
AttorneyWheeler & Brown1981 - 1983
AttorneyHolman & McCarthy1979 - 1981

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Chamber of CommerceMember2011 - Present
Washington Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Family Law Section and the Section of the Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
The Snohomish County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
National Business InstituteDiscovery in Domestic Litigation2013
National Business InstituteDiscovery Procedure in Divorce Litigation2011
National Business InstituteEffective Discovery - Establishing the Primary Parent in Custody Litigation2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Hastings COLN/AJuris Doctor1977
Northwestern UniversityHistoryundergraduate1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
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