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Mark K Davis

Employment and labor Attorney at Edmonds, WA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mark

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Mr. Davis provides counsel to individuals and small businesses in a variety of commercial contexts including employment disputes, securities fraud, personal injury, insurance coverage, and real estate matters. He has successfully litigated cases involving broker–dealer misconduct, traumatic brain injury, negligence, bad faith, and unlawful acts arising from workplace discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, and wage violations.

Whenever possible, Mr. Davis works with clients to reduce the risk of litigation through alternative means, including mediation, severance negotiations, administrative proceedings, internal investigations, disciplinary hearings, and contractual analysis concerning competition, solicitation, and disclosure. As a result, Mr. Davis has experience dealing with many regional and national companies as well as government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.


Dethlefs Sparwasser Reich Dickerson
100 Second Avenue S., Ste. 190
Edmonds, WA, 98020


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Posted by Robert | May 2, 2010
Lawsuit against Major Insurance Company
We took on a Major Insurance Company and it suffices to say that we celebrated a huge victory at the end!! Mark guided me through the complex legal process offering me honest options and consequent chances of success or failure, leaving the final control with me.I always felt that they had my best interest in mind. If you have to go through a legal process, you might as well do it with somebody like Mark Davis.
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Posted by Michael | January 29, 2010
Recommendation for Mark Davis for FINRA investment firm dispute
Recommendation for Mark Davis to anybody needing an attorney for a FINRA case The following details the relationship I had with Mark Davis over a period of approximately a year and a half while engaged in an arbitration dispute with a nationally known investment brokerage firm. It began with a phone call from Mark in response to a letter I sent to several law firms in the area known to handle this type of case. It ended with a successful outcome one week after the completion of the mitigation process. I would strongly recommend him and his law firm to any individuals who feel that they have been wronged during a fiduciary relationship with their brokerage firm: I feel Mark is very competent in this area of the law and has ample experience handling this type of case. Moreover, Mark's firm has the resources and personnel with many additional years of FINRA case experience both as arbitrators and attorneys for the claimant. Mark had access to these resources and utilized them freely during the course of our case. I also believe Mark possesses a keen intellect and as such is able to assimilate and utilize a large amount of information provided in manner which best describes and benefits the case. Mark always appeared to me to be aware that the person who best understood all the details and facts of the case was the claimant. Mark encouraged feedback not just a few time but continually throughout the entire year and a half period required by our case. Mark was open to all of my ideas or suggestions and encouraged me to provide additional information or make corrections. This I appreciated very much as I have no legal training. When Mark felt there was a better approach or one different from mine, he explained it so a person who is not lawyer can understand his position and not feel rebuffed. He never rushed or brushed aside these explanations. As such I had the feeling we were working together as a team as opposed to simply hiring an attorney. It is very easy to talk to Mark. He is relaxed and does not attempt to impress you with legal jargon or his legal wisdom. He tried to explain legal issues in way that a layman can understand and that I appreciated very much. Mark provided copies of all documents which were to be used in very timely fashion. He also provided a time line for the overall case and updated it when required. One might say that this is to be expected, but Mark was, I believe, exceedingly conscientious about providing this information along with very understandable explanations as to what they meant and how they were to be used. The information Mark provided was always totally accurate. Mark was very open about of the costs to pursue our arbitration claim which again one might say should be expected. However, I feel Mark went out of his way to be diligent about conveying all possible costs and potential risks. These risks and costs were provided in language I could understand and allowed me to arrive on decisions which I felt made sense. I cannot recall any situation where the information provided was either incomplete or erroneous. Mark responded immediately to my e-mails or phone calls unless he was in court or preparing for court. Overall, court preparation and court appearances were insignificant in terms of Mark's accessibility during course of the case. Mark was rigorously honest and forthright about the strong points and weak points of our case as it developed. As it turned out, what Mark's initial and on going evaluations of case were, proved to be correct in the finale outcome. Finally, all though there is no way to document this, I firmly believe that had we not had an open, give and take relationship during the entire process including the day when mediation took place, the results may not have resulted in a successful or as successful an outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2009
Very Impressive
Mark Davis handled a personal injury case for me and I was very satisfied with Mr. Davis' handling of my case and also with the results. He had a very thorough understanding of the facts in my case, my concerns, and the law. I would highly recommend him!


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Dethlefs Sparwasser Reich Dickerson
  • 2018 - Present
  • Member
  • Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Partner
  • Badgley Mullins Turner PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Badgley Mullins Law Group
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Badgley Mullins Law Group PLLC
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Paralegal
  • Law Offices of John W. Hathaway PLLC
  • 2003 - 2005
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 2006
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA
  • 2001


  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Finalist
  • Mark Reutlinger Scholarship for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • 2007
  • International Trade Seminar
  • Georgia State University School of Law
  • 2005
  • Trustee Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2004
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  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) Journal
  • Forum Shopping
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Mark
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Davis is an focused attorney who is committed to his client's best interests. His diligence, ethics and knowledge sets him apart from his peers. I regularly refer people to him on matters as I can be sure he will provide excellent service."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark for a number of years. He is a top-notch attorney who advocates for his clients relentlessly. I know, because I refer potential clients to him and they come back to me to tell me what an outstanding job Mark had done representing them. I know that when I refer potential clients to Mark that they are in good hands."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is one of the best employment lawyers you could be lucky enough to work with. His vast knowledge in this area of law allows him to be a tough negotiator for his clients. Mark quickly sees the big picture and is able to efficiently provide salient advice to his clients. I highly endorse Mark Davis."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is a hard worker who brings a reasonable and diligent approach to his clients' matters. His effort gets results and he is always a consummate professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is conscientious, takes time with his clients and anticipates issues so that beneficial strategies are put in place for their benefit. I recommend contacting Mark for any employment-related problem, whether it be a severance package negotiation or a discrimination claim."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a creative and skillful litigator. He has the ability to walk into a room and establish immediate rapport with everyone in the room, from senior attorneys to blue collar workers. He is confident, works very hard for his clients, and has achieved remarkable success in cases that would be considered "difficult" by conventional standards. I endorse Mark's work without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently refer clients to Mr. Davis knowing that he will provide a personal touch, and work diligently to get a great result."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not long ago I needed some special expertise on a pro bono matter I was handling. My clients had been unfairly treated by an investment firm. I consulted with a number of securities lawyers and Mark was by far the most helpful. I was impressed by his knowledge, skill, and willingess to help."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a highly able and intelligent practitioner. He is an excellent communicator who is also extremely personable. His wealth of experience and in depth knowledge of commercial and IP litigation is always a fund of information. I feel very comfortable and confident turning to him for help and advice in our unique intersection of specialist law practices."
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