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About me

I am a native of Seattle.  I practice exclusively in family law in King and Pierce counties.  In addition to being a practing attorney, I also appear as a Commissioner Pro Tem (temporary commissioner) in both King and Pierce counties.  I limit the number of cases that I will take at any one time.  The quality of my work and achieving an efficacious outcome for my clients are my primary focus.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    29 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    29 years
  3. Family: 10%
    29 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    29 years
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($300/hour)

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  • Alia F Ahmed

    I have worked on opposing sides with Mr. Gouras. Mr. Gouras is hardworking, honest and compassionate towards the needs of his clients. I highly endorse his work.


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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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Contact info

Gouras & Amis PLLC

20415 72nd Ave. S.
Suite 420
Kent, WA, 98032-2391


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2011
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2010
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2009
Who's Who in American Law -MarquisRecognition of Achievement2008
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2007
Attendee Missing Children's Day w/ Gov. Gary LockeOperation Lookout2003
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2001
Recognition of AchievementWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberGouras & Amis PLLC2008 - Present
Commissioner Pro Tem (Temporary)King County Superior Court2013 - 2013
OwnerThe Gouras Law Firm PLLC2007 - 2007
PartnerHillman & Gouras LLP1997 - 2006
OwnerLaw Office of Mark Gouras1993 - 1997
AssociateTaylor Kiefer & Bartlett1987 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1990
American Bar AssociationMember1988 - 1989
American Bar AssociationMember1987 - 1988
King Co. Bar AssociationMember1986 - 1996
ABA Faimly Law SectionMember1986 - 1991
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1986 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Marriage of PennamenPublished opinion in Div. I Court of Appeals
Parentage of McGlynnUnpublished opinion in Div. I of Court of Appeals
Marsh v. WhitsonN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Elias Publishing, LLCDivorce in King County Superior Court: A Practical Guide to Representing Yourself in Court2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WashingtonEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Conference of ProfessionalsHague Convention2002
International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest ProfessionalsChild Custody Litigation Under the Hague Convention1996
International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest ProfessionalsContinuing jurisdiction under the Greenlaw Case1994