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Posted by Patrick
The short: Mark is the attorney you want on your side. PERIOD.
The amount that Mark has done for my family can not be put into words. There were times he walked along side me, and there were times he carried me through the journey, but never once was he not honest, true to his word, or ethical.
With over 9 opposing lawyers I've seen all types and Mark is the one you want on your side. He's extremely well known and respected for very good reasons and that makes a huge difference. Walking down the hallways of the courthouse you feel like you are walking with royalty and it shows not only with other lawyers but the judges and support staff. Everyone respects Mark and respects what he stands for. During one hearing, the commissioner politely explained to the opposing counsel that her remarks against Mark were out of line because
Mark is extremely ethical and would never do what she accused him of. Mark's reputation stands on his history and when he stands beside you, it carries an enormous power. When other lawyers walk up after a hearing and shake Mark's hand congratulating him, you know you have the right guy on your side.
Mark is a family man, gets what it means to be a dad, a father, a husband, and a person, and stands up to wrong doing. Mark will not steer you wrong, and if you follow his advice and do what you need to do, the end result will be best that can be.
Mark was sometimes blunt, always direct, sometimes coaching, sometimes drill sergeant, but ALWAYS the voice of reason. I've seen all kinds of attorneys from the bulldogs to the pistol wielding nut jobs, and I can honestly say that honest, ethical, respected, and hard working wins the race every time.
I was in the war for my children's lives and there was no better general out there fighting for them. And now we are together and happy. There isn't anything I could say that would explain more to anyone how much Mark did for my family then when I hear my kids yelling "Daddy, Daddy" and them jumping into my arms. Mark made that happen, pure and simple. Other attorneys would have listen to the lies about me, followed down the normal mom's have custody rails, and been done, but Mark knew it was wrong and fought and fought for my outcome.
I’ll say it again; Mark is the attorney you want on your side. PERIOD. You sure don't want to be on the opposite side of him, just ask the countless attorneys that have tried and failed.
Posted by Victor
Mark handled a fast moving Divorce and later custody case for me. Mark’s knowledge of my case and guidance through the process was impressive. When the ex moved and attempted to bring the children with her, we had to scramble to keep my children in their school district. That was done not only successfully, but seamlessly.
Mark was notable especially in contrast with the attorneys my ex hired – they routinely took outrageous positions and even brought my children into routine financial issues.
Mark handled this matter professionally, keeping emotions out of what is essentially an accounting exercise.
Marks bills were clear and well within expectations – I myself am an attorney and review bills routinely and have a basis for stating that. Mark’s courtroom skills are impressive - he is well versed in procedure, law and the facts of my particular case. Having been in courtrooms before, I was impressed with Mark.
I highly recommend Mark.
...I should have hired him to do a prenup!
Posted by Grant
I selected Mark Olson as I thought my divorce was likely to become a difficult and adversarial, but I was very much interested in a collaborative and fair divorce. Mark had the experience to help me accomplish fair outcome in the various motions we had to defend/file as well as the professionalism, experience and patience to accomplish a fair and honorable negotiated dissolution. I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by Tash
I contacted Mark Olson's office twice because without getting into detail I was married in Washington but left for Australia and so as you can imagine calling isn't cheap and the time difference is a factor. So, I tried twice to get a hold of someone and they never bothered to get back to me. With so much technology available there aren't many excuses left to use as to why this happened. I'm sure they're good lawyers but customer service is lacking. Not all clients will be living in the U.S. People do marry foreign nationals on U.S. and then leave for personal reasons. Just a reminder.
Posted by anonymous
Mark is an excellent attorney. I had a difficult case and the outcome we achieved exceeded expectations. Highly recommend.
Posted by Julie
I really appreciate the way Mark handled my divorce. He was calm and clear when I was a basket case. I was able to avoid the expence of a trial while still reaching a good settlement. After watching my ex's attorney, I was glad to have Mark on my side. He had been recommended to me by women in a divorce support group I joined.
Posted by anonymous
Mark picked up where another lawyer left of (and left me with very limited options, due to naive if not incompetent advice on previous actions and filings). Alot of money was at stake, and custody was in dispute, and frankly it was a mess... as was I.
Mark was compassionite but direct, and fully transparent about the issues, our chances, and our options. He was also truthful and open to the opposing counsel, which I can't say about them. He intimiately understands King County family court, the various judges, and of course all of the other firms / attorneys which is of course key.
Because the geography was complicated, he also helped with those issues.
I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by anonymous
When I was in need of help as a respondent in a marital separation after more than 25 years of marriage, Mark Olson listened to my goals and hopes in achieving an agreement. He effectively maintained the focus of negotiations on these goals during turbulent emotional events and competently directed me using his knowledge of the law, his understanding of the courts, and the proper use of mediation,arbitration and litigation in achieving them. I shall always be grateful for his assistance at a difficult time in my life.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Olson was incredibly responsive to my request for his counsel. Not only was I living out of the country when the proceedings began and our communication was mostly via email, he was able to scan and forward all documents to exchange for my case. It made my processing and decision-making very easy. I had as much information as needed to make periodic decisions about my process and his team kept me abreast with what I needed to expect and/or do as we progressed through the case. Once back in the US, he was available to meet with me so outstanding questions/issues were dealt with in a professional manner. The culmination of my case was also handled in an excellent manner. He made extra effort in wording the final documents so the conclusions and summary included all necessary stipulations.
I would recommend Mr. Olson to any prospective client.
Posted by anonymous
Mark, as much as it is possible, in going through divorce, made it a pleasurable experience. He exhibits all the traits of a seasoned professional; knowledgeable , effective, grounded, efficient . However, Mark is also humane, compassionate, has a great sense of humor and is cost effective. Mark has also assembled a fine staff of sincere, hardworking, courteous professionals that know how to get things done quickly. I have no hesitation in recommending Mark to anyone, save my Ex.