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Marc T Christianson
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Marc T Christianson

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Mediation, Family

About Me

I understand the stress each client experiences during a family law case. Each client deserves to be treated with respect and compassion, which is how I interact with my clients.


 


 


I believe in meticulous, tenacious representation
regardless of whether a case is resolved by settlement or litigation. I also
believe successful results can be achieved in a dignified and respectful
manner. This is how I have practiced family law for over 35 years.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Divorce & Separation: 70%
  2. Mediation: 20%
  3. Family: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Robert Charles Pittman

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc is a terrific lawyer who really cares about his clients. He is respected by his fellow lawyers. He is on my top 10 list.

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    Robert Pittman Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elizabeth Rankin Powell

    Mark does a very thoughtful and considered job mediating dissolution settlement agreements.

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    Elizabeth Powell Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

McKinley Irvin - Tacoma Office

1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402-4314

McKinley Irvin

1011 E. Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA, 98372

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197505/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Family Law Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyer2015
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyer, Family LawBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateWashington Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateSuper Lawyers2012
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5Martindale Hubbell: www.martindale.com/ratings2012
Best Lawyers in America- Family LawThe Best Lawyers in America2012
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
AV Rating- Highest Rating PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2011
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Washington Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Washington Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Washington Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMcKinley Irvin2010 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Marc T. Christianson1993 - 2010
Haarmann & Christianson1982 - 1993
Peterson, Haarmann & Christianson1981 - 1981
Peterson & Haarmann1976 - 1980

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Academy of Professional Family MediatorsMember2012 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2012 - Present
WSBA Family Law Section BoardExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
WSBA Family Law SectionExecutive Committee Chair2002 - 2003
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationPresident1989 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationVice President1988 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Pierce County Lawyer11 Cardinal Rules of Family Law Mediation2014
Washington State Bar Family Law Section NewsletterSuggestions for Better Mediation2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of Puget SoundN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Family Law 101Tips and Tricks in Family Law2010
Annual Year End PotpourriUninsured Motorist Arbitration2010
Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association CLEPreparation of Your Case and Client For Settlement Conference and Trial2008
Washington State Bar Association CLEQDROs and More: Mastering the Division and Assignment of Retirement Benefits in a Marital Dissolution2007