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Mark Kevin Baumann

Practice areas:

Family, Mediation, Domestic Violence, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

I specialize in high conflict divorce litigation and mediation. 


 


As a lawyer, my job is to achieve my client’s goals. Often times, clients need help defining their goals. Listening to the client and understanding their problems, needs and interests, working through the options to find the best way to achieve their goals is typically the first step in fashioning a strategy in which to proceed with the case.


 


As a mediator, my job is to help the parties find a way to resolve their case without having to go to court. Mediation gives people the chance to control the outcome of their case, keep costs to a minimum, and usually provides better overall outcomes. Even "difficult" cases can be resolved by using the mediation process. I mediate cases anywhere in western Washington.


 


High conflict cases are my passion and I am a family law specialist, covering all areas of family law, including trial and pre-trial work, counseling and/or mediation for divorce, custody, visitation, child support, modifications, grandparent and third party visitation, property division, retirements, alimony and prenuptial agreements.


 


In the first half of my career I gained experience in a wide variety of matters, including real estate, estate planning, business start ups and purchases, hi-tech agreements, intellectual property, contract drafting, taxing issues, bankruptcy, felony/misdemeanor/traffic trials and appeals and teaching creepy debt collectors a lesson.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Family: 70%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Mediation: 20%
    16 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 9%
    27 years
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 1%
    27 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($125-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • John M. Tymczyszyn

    Mr. Baumann is a statewide figure in family law. He is not only an effective lawyer but he is also a coach and mentor to many lawyers throughout the state of Washington. I would recommend Mr. Baumann to anyone with a family law matter that needs a thoughtful advocate.

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    John Tymczyszyn Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Morgan Mentzer

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Morgan Mentzer Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mark Baumann

1337 West 5th St
Port Angeles, WA, 98363

Mark Baumann - Mailing Address

PO Box 2088
Port Angeles, WA, 98362

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198907/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Service AwardClallam County Pro Bono Lawyers2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Contract AttorneyQuileute Tribe2010 - 2013
AssociateHigh Conflict Institute2009 - Present
Judge pro temLower Elwha Klallam Tribe2003 - Present
Judge pro temClallam County2002 - 2002
AttorneyMark Baumann, Attorney at Law P.S.1998 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Low Bono ProfessionalsCo-chair2012 - Present
Port Angeles High School, Peer MediationAdvisory Committee2009 - Present
High Conflict InstituteAssociate2009 - Present
Juan de Fuca Festival of the ArtsLegal Advisor2008 - Present
WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution section,Executive Committee2008 - 2014
Prevention Works!Board Member2008 - Present
Family Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Guardian Ad Litem, Title 11 and 26N/AN/A
Juan de Fuca Festival of the ArtsLegal AdvisorN/A
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Court Bar MemberMemberN/A
Makah Tribal Court Bar MemberMemberN/A
Clallam County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Clallam County Pro Bono LawyersFormer Board MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Marriage of Wehrwon
State v. Maxeywon

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Examiner.comInterpersonal Neurobiology: An Integrated approach to a law and mediation career2012
The Significance of Childhood Attachment in a Rural Family Law Practice, presntation materialsAttachment Informed Top 10 To Do’s for Lawyers and Judges2012
NW Dispute Resolution conference, presentation materialsEquipoise: A touchstone for how Mediators and Judges can maintain neutrality in difficult cases2011
WSBA ADR Section NewsletterScreening for High Conflict Personalities in Mediation2009
High conflict People: a book reviewHigh Conflict People in Legal Disputes: An essential book for the 21st Century Lawyer, book review, 20072007
UnknownHow to search Washington Statues and WAC's with the State's web page2004
UnknownThe Lawyer's Internet Primer1998
UnknownThe Advanced Searchers Guide for Using CD Law1997

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Family Relations InstituteAttachment and psychopathologyCertificate2013
Portland State UniversityInterpersonal NeurobiologyGraduate certificate program2013
Pepperdine University School of LawAlternative Dispute ResolutionMediation certificate2008
Washington University School of LawGuardian ad litemCertificate2000
Lewis & Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mediating in the Landscape of the Changing FamilyBrains on Relationship: The interpersonal neurobiology of the attachment and social engagement systems and their impact in mediation2013
Low Bono Solo InitiativeYour first client and client communication2013
Family Law SeriesHigh conflict case management: the interpersonal neurobiology of why relationship matters and management strategies2013
De-escalating intense emotions: The secrets of a hostage negotiatorManaging emotions in litigation2013
The Significance of Childhood Attachment in a Rural Family Law PracticeChildhood attachment in family law2012
Mediating High Conflict Disputes: Advanced Training for Dispute Resolution ProfessionalsMediating High Conflict Disputes2012
Oregon Mediation Association, 25th annual conferenceHigh conflict cases: the courage to look at your behavior2011
NW Dispute Resolution ConferenceExploring High Conflict Cases2011
Domestic Violence vigil, keynote speakerDomestic violence2010
Seattle University, 40 Hour Mediation TrainingManaging High Confict in Mediation2009
Parenting Matters conferenceCelebrating Our Kids: The Importance of Sending Positive Messages2009
Managing High Conflict People in Legal DisputesManaging High Conflict People in Legal Disputes2009