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I am a second generation family law lawyer, however I have chosen to expand my practice into the area of estate planning, probate and guardianship. We was at the same location since 1984 until June 1st 2013 when I accepted an offer to join a 100 year old law firm half a block away. I now am a partner in Newton Kight LLP founded in 1912.


I have extensive litigation experience, however find that one must have an eye to resolving disputes in a manner that does less harm than perhaps an extended trial might produce.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 35%
    20 years, 85 cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    11 years, 20 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    11 years, 150 cases
  4. Family: 15%
    32 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  5. Guardianship: 10%
    13 years, 35 cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Gerhard Hanson III

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have been referring people to attorney Mark Patterson for years, knowing they will receive excellent representation. He is always one of the attorneys mentioned whenever us local lawyers are asked for a referral to a good Snohomish County family law attorney. He is one of the best around.


    Paul Hanson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lisa Marie Micheli

    Mark and I were partners for 18 years. HIs intellectual curiosity regarding the law and his willing to keep abreast on current changes in the law has always been an inspiration. He zealously represents his clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards. He is well respected in the legal community in family law and estate planning matters. Mark is interested in solving problems, not creating them. I refer family members and friends to him on a regular basis. Any client would be well served by his representation.


    Lisa Micheli Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Newton Kight LLP

1820 32nd Street
Everett, WA, 98201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Boss of the YearSnohomish County Professional Legal Secretarys2000
Leadership AwardN/A2000
Snohomish County Pro Bono AwardSnohomish County Bar1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNewton Kight, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerRockefeller Law Office2002 - Present
Sole PractionerMark T. Patterson II Attorney1984 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA Character and Fitness BoardMember2004 - 2007
WSBA Professionalism CommitteeMember2004 - 2007
Snohomish County BarPast President1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Parentage of C.A.M.A. 154 Wn 2nd 52 (2005)Erosion of all further visitation rights for grandparents
In Re Matter of Trust of Kelly$1.6 million dollar judgment on summary motion
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Family Law DeskbookChapter 51 Third Party Custody2012
Divorce in WashingtonA guide for the self represented2009
WSBA Bar NewsProfessionalism, You know it when you see it2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1983
University of WashingtonBusiness Administration - FinanceBachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intersection of Family Law and EstatesFamily Law and Estates2009
Legal Support Professionals Ethics SeiminarEthics2006