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Mark Richard Iverson
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Mark Richard Iverson

Practice areas:

Adoption, Guardianship

About Me

Mark R. Iverson is a Fellow in the American Academy of  Adoption Attorneys and a member of the National Council For Adoption. A 1985 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, Mr. Iverson is married and has three adopted children.
 
Mr. Iverson is licensed to practice in the states of Washington and Idaho, providing legal services for adoptive families in the following areas:  Step Parent Adoption; Private Adoption; International Adoption; Agency Adoption; Adult Adoption; and Foster Care Adoption.


 


In addition, Mr. Iverson handles guardianship matters.


 

To meet with Mr. Iverson for a free one half-hour consultation, call (509) 462-3678 or toll free at (800) 338-8273.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Adoption: 75%
    27 years, 1.56 thousand cases
  2. Guardianship: 25%
    27 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Eric Michael Steven

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Iverson is the most well versed adoption attorney in the Spokane area. He is the most familiar with issues relating to the Interstate Compact as well as the Indian Child Welfare Act. Mr. Iverson processes the highest volume of adoptions in this area and is well repected by his peers. No other attorney in this area has Mr. Iverson's experience or knowledge of adoption law.

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    Eric Steven Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Heather Haney Lund

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a very thorough attorney and easy to work with. His years of experience have provided him a wealth of knowledge. He is trustworthy and approachable. He cares about the parents and children he works for and is respectful of the families he works with.

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    Heather Lund Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mark R. Iverson, P.S. Adoption & Guardianship Legal Services

921 West Broadway
Suite 301
Spokane, WA, 99201

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
IDAuthorized to practice law200205/16/2015
WAActive198805/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rated BV - Very High in Both Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2012
Harper AwardFoster Parent Association2012
Volunteer Youth Attorney of the YearSpokane County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Program2012
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
cum laudeGonzaga University School of Law1988
Thomas More Scholarship Gonzaga Law SchoolGonzaga Law School1986

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerMark R. Iverson, P.S.1988 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Council For AdoptionMember2012 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2010 - Present
Idaho State BarMember2002 - Present
Spokane County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
John Doe and Jane Doe I v. John Doe IThe Supreme Court affirmed termination of rights

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Spokane/CDA WomanBuilding A Family Through Adoptioin2013
Co-Author: Washington State Bar Association Family Law DeskbookGuardians Ad Litem and Court-Appointed Special Advocates - Mark Iverson; Hon. Nancy Bradburn-Johnson2000
Co-Author: Spokane County Bar Association Child Centered Residential SchedulesChild Centered Residential Schedules1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Eastern Washington UniversityHistory, Minor in Urban DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Foster Adoption ProcessFoster Adoption Process2012
WSBA Juvenile Court SectionUniform Parentage Act2011
Prince of Peace ChurchAdoption Process2011
East Central Community CenterAdoption Process2011
2010 Inter-County Guardianship Guardian Ad Litem TrainingAlternatives to Guardianship2010
Year-end Potpourri CLEAdoptions and Step-Parent Adoptions2006
October Bar LuncheonTitle 11 GAL Training2004
Make Peace, Not War: A Collaborative Approach to Family LawFamily Law2004