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Mark Theodore Patterson II

Litigation Attorney at Everett, WA

4.4   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    35%
    Plaintiff and Defense work concerning breach of fiduciary duty, violations of the Trust act, and other estate dispute

    16 years, 15 cases

  2. Probate
    30%
    This section can include estate litigation and a familiarity with courtroom procedure is fundemental to understanding the law and advising the client

    31 years, 200 cases

  3. Estate planning
    25%
    This is essential for anyone who has any interest in caring for those they leave behind. Often we think of the elderly in this field, but frankly, parents of young children should strongly consider making arrangements for an untimely crisis.

    22 years, 500 cases

  4. Guardianship
    10%
    Much the same as probate and other estate matters, this area of practice can become litigious and understanding the manner in which courts are ruling in this field is paramount to advising the client

    36 years, 200 cases

I am a second generation family law lawyer, however I have chosen to expand my practice into the area of estate planning, probate and guardianship. We was at the same location since 1984 until June 1st 2013 when I accepted an offer to join a 100 year old law firm half a block away. I now am a partner in Newton Kight LLP founded in 1912.

 

I have extensive litigation experience, however find that one must have an eye to resolving disputes in a manner that does less harm than perhaps an extended trial might produce.

Photos and videos

Attending the ABA London Sessions commemorating the 800 year since the Magna Carta was sealed.

Location

Newton Kight LLP
1820 32nd Street
Everett, WA, 98201

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
Posted by Tina | July 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Good Attorney
My sisters and I hired Mark to fight our malignant narcissist brother (also an attorney) who was appointed successor Trustee of our family trust. Our brother practiced every dirty, rotten trick in the playbook of cheats. Mark was always honest and had integrity, unlike our brother and his attorney from Bellevue. For straight forward legal knowledge and hard work, Mark is great. But he's a one man show. For having to fight off attack after attack from dirty underhanded culprits who hide in the dark, he may need help. Mark has such high integrity that it was difficult for him to realize what dirty scoundrels he was dealing with. If you have a battle with a dirty scoundrel, choose another dirty scoundrel to fight your battle, as Mark will not stoop to their level. I liked his work and he allowed me to have much input into the case while he steered us straight for over a year, but unfortunately had to withdraw due to Covid and elderly parent family issue. . We totally understood and hated to see him go.
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Posted by Kim Macchiaroli | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Man of integrity!
We hired Mark for a family dispute caused by our Trustee/Beneficiary brother. I wish we could have stayed with Mr. Patterson the whole time. Due to COVID and family obligation our complex situation became way too time consuming for Mark. I would highly recommend Mr. Patterson. He is a true gentleman, very knowledgeable and someone I would always want on my team!! Great lawyer!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highest integrity, ethics and expertise
Mr. Patterson is a man with the highest integrity and ethics. His profound expertise spans legal areas and contexts that intersect in critical ways; these qualities and more, contribute to his effectiveness, reliability, and trustworthiness.
Posted by Luke | June 1, 2011
MTPII the Best!
Mark has been my family law lawer for the past four years. He has managed my expecations well, been completly honest with me and has made me feel that he cares about my family. He's on our Christmas Card list.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2011
Knowledgable and Ethical Lawyer
Mark Patterson has assisted my family with estate planning and small claims matters, and we have seen firsthand the many reasons he has developed such a stellar reputation. He cares about his clients, has a wide range of legal knowledge, and provided us with excellent advice and support. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Roy | January 5, 2011
Great Attorney
He was a great and knowledgeable attorney and fullfilled all my needs for a very difficult divorce.
Posted by Gina | January 15, 2013
Decent with good ideas
Mark handled the probate after my father's unexpected death. I was referred to him by the Snohomish County Legal referral service. He was very easy to work with though at times there seemed to be a delay in communication. Among all of the great advice he gave me was a plan to save my father's house from foreclosure so it remained in the family until the market picked back up as it was the only inheiratance my siblings or I would ever see and we needed to recoup some financial losses. He and his staff were professional and pleasant and did what they could to make a difficult time a little less stressful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2012
Failed
Mark (Pete) Patterson caused a lot of harm to my child! Since hiring Mark he hid documents, failed to do the parenting plan correctly, cost me thousands of wasted dollars. This attorney did not work for me. Even my ex stated to me that she thought Mark was on her side. He is still harming my case and my child.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Newton Kight, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Rockefeller Law Office
  • 2002 - Present
  • Sole Practioner
  • Mark T. Patterson II Attorney
  • 1984 - 2001

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1983
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Matter of Trust of Kelly
  • $1.6 million dollar judgment on summary motion
  • In Re Parentage of C.A.M.A. 154 Wn 2nd 52 (2005)
  • Erosion of all further visitation rights for grandparents

Associations

  • WSBA Character and Fitness Board
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • WSBA Professionalism Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Snohomish County Bar
  • Past President
  • 1999 - 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Rated- Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Boss of the Year
  • Snohomish County Professional Legal Secretarys
  • 2000
  • Leadership Award
  • 2000
  • Snohomish County Pro Bono Award
  • Snohomish County Bar
  • 1998
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Publications

  • WSBA Family Law Deskbook
  • Chapter 51 Third Party Custody
  • 2012
  • Divorce in Washington
  • A guide for the self represented
  • 2009
  • WSBA Bar News
  • Professionalism, You know it when you see it
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Guardianship Issues
  • Advanced Guardianship
  • 2017
  • SS Guardianship: A Three Hour Tour of APS, Family Law, Representing AIPs and Beyond
  • Advanced Guardianship
  • 2016
  • Intersection of Family Law and Estates
  • Family Law and Estates
  • 2009
  • Legal Support Professionals Ethics Seiminar
  • Ethics
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse Mark
Estate planning Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark Patterson is a strong advocate for a client to have in their corner. He is highly intelligent, and a skilled and experienced attorney. Moreover, his background in estate planning, trusts, and family law, and underlying Bachelors of Arts in Business enables him to provide a broader scope of counsel and representation than is typically found in any one attorney. In addition, people faced with estate litigation are often dealing with traumatic and life changing events and I have found Mark to be both kind and compassionate when working with his clients."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have been referring people to attorney Mark Patterson for years, knowing they will receive excellent representation. He is always one of the attorneys mentioned whenever us local lawyers are asked for a referral to a good Snohomish County family law attorney. He is one of the best around."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark and I were partners for 18 years. HIs intellectual curiosity regarding the law and his willing to keep abreast on current changes in the law has always been an inspiration. He zealously represents his clients while maintaining the highest ethical standards. He is well respected in the legal community in family law and estate planning matters. Mark is interested in solving problems, not creating them. I refer family members and friends to him on a regular basis. Any client would be well served by his representation."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a brilliant lawyer who has been a mentor, colleague, and friend of mine for many years. He helped me through my own divorce, and his counsel was invaluable. I frequently refer clients to Mark because I know little about his areas of Legal Expertise (which are many), knowing he will represent them as ably as any lawyer would."
Everett Litigation Lawyer Mark Theodore Patterson II
Mark Theodore Patterson II
Litigation Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 40 years