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I have lived and practiced law in Everett, WA for 17 years. I love my job because my clients face all of the resources of the police, prosecutors, and a court system that can be baffling and intimidating. As my clients' defender I am often the only person standing up for them.


I am the proud father of a 14 year old daughter, and my ex-wife and I, who is also an excellent attorney, often collaborate in our work. More importantly we are friends and excellent "co-parents". I love sports, especially baseball, football, and college basketball. I enjoy cooking, especially when I can assemble a meal from a local farmers' market.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    18 years, 1.8 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    18 years, 600 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    18 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    16 years, 230 cases
  5. Appeals: 5%
    13 years, 40 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Jeffrey L Kradel

    I have known Mark for 15 years, having both worked with him and watched him in court, and I endorse him without qualification. Mark has a unique combination of tenacity, intelligence, and the heart of a street fighter. He is respected by judges and prosecutors, leading to great results for his clients in even the most difficult cases. Beyond his capacity to fight and win for his clients, Mark is also very down-to-earth, honest, and reliable. Any client would be fortunate to have him as their advocate.


    Jeffrey Kradel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Eric Gaston

    I first met Mark while working as a prosecutor in Snohomish County. Mark was a public defender at the time, and one whom I could count on to show up for court both prepared and ready for a fight. As an adversary, Mark impressed me with the skill and passion that he brought to bear on behalf of his clients, and over the years his passion has never faded, and his practice has flourished. I routinely consult with Mark on legal matters, and would not hesitate to refer a criminal matter to him, be it a felony or misdemeanor.


    James Gaston DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Mark R. Stephens

2825 Colby Avenue Suite 304
Everett, WA, 98201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding CoachCatholic Youth Organization-Mock Trials2013
Outstanding CoachCatholic Schools Mock Trial Competition2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Mark R. Stephens2002 - Present
Contract AttorneyWashington Appellate Project2001 - 2002
Staff AttorneySnohomish County Public Defenders' Association1996 - 2001
Rule 9 Intern/Contract AttorneyNorthwest Defenders' Association1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
CYOMiddle School Mock Trial Comp.2013 - Present
Washington Appellate ProjectMember of Board of Directors2013 - Present
YMCA High School Mock Trial CompetitionAttorney Member2010 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationN/A1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v, Redmond, 150 Wn.2d. 489 (2003)The Washington State Supreme Court unanimously ruled my client was denied a fair trial because the Judge refused to instruct the jury that a defendant who claims self-defense has "no duty to retreat" from an aggressor.
City of Bothell v. Barnhart, 234 P. 3d 264 - Wash: Court of Appeals, 1st Div. 2010The Court unanimously overturned both the Bothell Court and the King County Superior Court on direct appeal.
Everett v. F.R., CR 86559 and CR 87116Jury Verdict- Not Guilty on all charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Everett HeraldCommon Sense Takes Leave2010
The Seattle TimesLegal Quirk Lets Bothell Man Avoid Jail2010
The Everett HeraldMan who shot Everett Panhandler Released After Four Months2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of San Diego School of LawHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Class Civics SeminarFourth Amendment Protection and Washington Privacy Rights1999