In 1980, Mark Olson began practicing family law in Seattle.Over thirty years of... more
In 1980, Mark Olson began practicing family law in Seattle.Over thirty years of experience means wisdom and understanding. Mark has litigated complex, high-profile cases and quietly mediated cases; multimillion-dollar settlements to pro bono work. Mark has argued before the United States Supreme Court, Chaired the Family Law Section for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, is past pr... view profile
Whether we are involved in a relatively peaceful, collaborative law matter or a... more
Whether we are involved in a relatively peaceful, collaborative law matter or a hotly litigated domestic violence case, I work closely with my clients to achieve the very best results for them and their families.
One of the states in which I am admitted licenses me not only as an attorney but... more
One of the states in which I am admitted licenses me not only as an attorney but also a Counsellor at Law. I best counsel my clients as a supportive but calm buffer during their time of stress and emotion. With over 30 years in practice, I can clarify what seem to be incomprehensible procedures and legal gibberish to my clients, and explain how their facts fit into the legal factors the court w... view profile
Clients facing family law litigation are living through one of the moststressful... more
Clients facing family law litigation are living through one of the moststressful periods of their lives. As an attorney and advocate,it is my role to reduce significant legal stress in their lives by activelylistening to their desired goals and then implementing those goals into astrong, well prepared and effective case strategy.
I came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I... more
I came to the family law arena reluctantly. When I left law school 22 years ago, I swore I would never, ever, ever, ever do another dissolution. Here, I am years later in a practice that deals with familys in every possible way. In many ways, I am the only lawyer a person will have contact with in their lives. I divorce them, do their pre-nuptial agreements, their annulments, their adoptions, t... view profile
I am now limiting my practice to conducting settlement conferences and arbitrations... more
I am now limiting my practice to conducting settlement conferences and arbitrations in divorce/custody proceedings, as well as assisting fellow attorneys in complex cases. I have 37 years experience in all areas of divorce and parenting, including complex matters. I have been a trained mediator for 25 years and have conducted settlement conferences over the past 20 years. I am known to be... view profile
I represent select clients (and spouses) from the major technology, manufacturing,... more
I represent select clients (and spouses) from the major technology, manufacturing, educational, and business institutions in Seattle, Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland.Please call to see if I should represent you.
I Chair our domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC. While providing the highest... more
I Chair our domestic group at Beresford Booth PLLC. While providing the highest level of advocacy in our motion and trial practice,our groupunderstands and strives to provide cost effective solutions and to promote settlement and resolution ofa case short of trial. I reside with myfamily in Mukilteo, Washington, a small coastal community just north of Edmonds.I enjoy the game of golf, as... view profile
I see my job as a lawyer as helping people find solutions to their problems. This... more
I see my job as a lawyer as helping people find solutions to their problems. This means spending time listening to my clients to find out what their goals, fears, and hopes are, and then working with them to try and find out how we can best achieve their objectives. My practice is focused on working with clients who are seeking to resolve their issues outside of court. For me, Collaborative... view profile
A divorce lawyer helps you if you no longer want to be married. Whether you want a legal separation or the marriage ended, divorce lawyers assist you to arrange financial and family matters, typically in a negotiation with your spouse's lawyer. Alimony, child custody, child support, and a fair division of community assets (like who keeps the house or how your checking and savings accounts are divided) are matters that a divorce lawyer is trained to help determine.