Posted by Parvez
We had approached him for a misdemeanor case. He said that he will charge us flat fee and will try to get the case to not be filed since there was not enough evidence to do so. We paid him the money and initially his office was responsive. After waiting for couple of months I tried to reach out to him to find out what happened with our case and there was still no response from him or the office. And later I found out that number even stopped working. There was no response from him ever. Now there is a warrant filed against us and Mark is still no where to be found. Apparently he has moved to California. I would stay away from this lawyer and would not trust him one bit.
Posted by Michael
My family and I retained Mark during my incarceration facing life threatening consequences based on false accusations. When I first met Mark, He instantly made me feel comfortable and showed personal concern alongside maintaining professionalism to the highest altitude.
I was always informed, updated, and his response time was immaculate!
To this day, my fiancee and I thank Mark from the bottom of our hearts for going out of his way to give me a second chance at life, because if it was not for him, I would have been eaten alive by a cold machine.
Posted by Carl
Mark was good at explaining the possibilities or consequences of the charge. I knew how serious it was but he was confident that he could prove my case. He seemed to take it personal when the prosecutor wouldnâ€™t listen to reason but he said thatâ€™s what the Judge and jury are for. Mark was knowledgeable and made me believe we could win if we went to trial. I understood his fee before payment was due and when we didnâ€™t go to trial the larger portion of the retainer was quickly refunded. Thanks Mark.
Posted by Susan
Mr Stevens was very trustworhty, upfront, cinfident, and he totally knew what he was doing.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was out of the country when I was served with a summons to appear long before I would be able to return. I contacted Mark via email and he took over.and kept me from further legal problems. He prevented the case from being a serious situation.
Posted by Julie
Mr. Stephens was engaged by my husband and I to represent our 20 year old son for two minor in possession charges that was a seemingly straightforward process. When things didn't go as expected, Mr. Stephens needed to expend more time and effort including traveling some distance to an eastern Washington court. He remained committed to helping our son and did so with our original fee agreement. He saw the whole process through with us remaining encouraging, informing, professional and friendly. We felt at ease dealing with him, trusted his legal plan and feel good about the outcome of his efforts for our son.
Posted by Robert
I retained Mark Stephens to represent me on two misdemeanors; an unlawful discharge of a BB gun and reckless endangerment. I also countered a restraining order against my wife and myself. During this case Mark skillfully managed to mediate in court several times until the prosecution offered lessor charges until the case was dismissed. His strategy was sound and he was always punctual and also clear in the explanation of the series of events during the case. Mark was well recommended to me and I am glad to have this opportunity to recommend his services to anyone else.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Unfortunately our family required the service of an attorney for two of our children at different times. Fortunately, Mark was referred to us by another attorney.First and foremost impression was...he is a good listener and very clear, sincere and confident in outlining to us what we had to look forward to with the court and the process. All possible outcomes were outlined clearly to us. He spoke with us as a family and then spoke with our young adult confidentially. He is highly looked upon and respected by our two kids. He has given them good advice and given them resources to use as well. He was, of course concerned with the gravity of the case but always made these young clients feel that this was a circumstance in their life that they need to learn from and not repeat. He has a way of letting them know they "screwed" up, let's deal with it, learn by it and go on with your life.
As far as the actual in- the- court process we have been very impressed with Mark. As a "bystander" you sit through these proceedings and do ALOT of watching and listening. Mark was always calm and prepared, always dressed professionally and treated the whole court process with great respect. I saw and heard otherwise from other attorneys while sitting on that bench!