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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    22 years, 200 cases
  2. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    32 years, 75 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    32 years, 500 cases
  4. Sexual Harassment: 10%
    22 years, 100 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-45%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Erik J Heipt

    I can endorse Mark Shepherd without hesitation. He has an impeccable reputation in the community and is a zealous advocate for his clients. He's not afraid to go to trial and has the skills and resources to take on large corporations and governmental entities.


    Erik Heipt Civil rights Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christopher Lee Thayer

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    Christopher Thayer Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Pivotal Law Group, P.L.L.C.

600 University Street Suite 1730
Seattle, WA, 98101-3150

600 University St #1730
Seattle, WA, 98101-3150



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Helen. M. Geisness Memorial AwardKing County Bar Association2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberPivotal Law Group2010 - Present
Founding MemberLarson Hart & Shepherd, PLLC1997 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMember2003 - Present
King County Bar FoundationPresident's Council Member1993 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationTrustee1997 - 2000
King County Bar AssociationChair, Neighborhood Legal Clinic Committee1995 - 1997
Washington State Bar AssociationCourt Rules and Procedures Committee1995 - 1997
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Screening Commitee1994 - 1996
King County Bar AssociationChairman, Young Lawyers Division1993 - 1993
Washington State Bar AssociationJudicial Recommendation Board1993 - 1996
King County Bar AssociationTrustee, Young Lawyers Division1990 - 1993
King County Bar AssociationChair, Trial Practice Committee1988 - 1989
King County Bar AssociationChair, Trial Practice Committee1988 - 1989
Publication nameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationEmployment Discrimination (Washington Lawyers Practice Manual)2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Successfully litigating Employment DiscriminationEmployment Discrimination2010
Successfully litigating Employment DiscriminationEmployment Discrimination2009
Successfully litigating Employment DiscriminationEmployment Discrimination2008
Successful Medical Malpractice SuitsMedical Malpractice2007
Effective Federal Pre-Trial Practce for Washington AttorneysTrial Practice2003
Advanced Discovery Issues for the Washington Civil LitigatorDiscovery Issues2000