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Mark Richard Iverson

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


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



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jacqueline Porter

    I endorse this lawyer. I consider Mark Iverson to be an authority in the area of adoption. I have been his opponent and I can say he is a formidable foe. Still, I would easily recommend him, even to my own family.


    Jacqueline Porter DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • David James Crouse

    I endorse this lawyer. Mark is the most respected and competent adoption attorney in this area. I have practiced in family law for 19 years and refer all of my adoption cases to Mr. Iverson.


    David Crouse Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

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

921 West Broadway
Suite 305
Spokane, WA, 99201


IDAuthorized to practice law200211/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
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
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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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
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Eastern Washington UniversityHistory, Minor in Urban DevelopmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Annual CPG CE ConferenceGuardianship2015
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