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About me

      I try to be a "family lawyer". That is, not one that just practices family law (divorces, custody, etc.). But rather , one that represents families in almost all of the problems that they encounter in day-to-day living. My areas of practice include landlord/tenant, real estate purchases and sales, wills, trusts, probates, DUI defense, criminal defense, family law, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor, small business incorporation, general litigation plaintiff and defense.

      I have a strong moral and ethical foundation, and believe that, as a professional, I have an obligation to my clients, myself, and society as a whole. I also personally believe that it is unethical and unprofessional for attorneys to advertise unless that advertisement itself aids or educates the general public about the law, not just the individual attorney.  

      I have represented families for more than thirty years and am only aware of one client in that time that expressed any dissatisfaction with my work. I believe in placing the client first and resolving their problems in any appropriate manner. This may be something as simple as conversations, or utilizing any alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation, arbitration, collaboration, or it may involve court litigation Federal or State.  


Practice areas


  1. Family: 26%
  2. Litigation: 16%
  3. General Practice: 16%
  4. Criminal Defense: 16%
  5. Other: 26%
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Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Law Office of Thomas A. Mackin

840 207th Ave Ne
Sammamish, WA, 98074-6645


WISuspended Dues198003/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2012 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2013
2011 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2012
2010 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2011
2009 Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
2008 Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Thomas A. Mackin1994 - Present
staff attorneyStrand, Caplan & Phillips1991 - 1994
AttorneyLaw Office of Thomas A. Mackin1982 - 1990
Staff AttorneyCorrections Legal Services Program1981 - 1982
Military PoliceUS Army1971 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
American LegionMember1974 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re BJMFull custody to father
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Wisconsin, MilwaukeeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1977