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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Probate: 30%
    21 years, 150 cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    12 years, 250 cases
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
    12 years, 500 cases
  4. Guardianship: 15%
    14 years, 250 cases
  5. Family: 5%
    33 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leslie A Irwin

    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.


    Leslie Irwin Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul Gerhard Hanson III

    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.


    Paul Hanson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Newton Kight LLP

1820 32nd Street
Everett, WA, 98201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Boss of the YearSnohomish County Professional Legal Secretarys2000
Leadership AwardN/A2000
Snohomish County Pro Bono AwardSnohomish County Bar1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerNewton Kight, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerRockefeller Law Office2002 - Present
Sole PractionerMark T. Patterson II Attorney1984 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
WSBA Character and Fitness BoardMember2004 - 2007
WSBA Professionalism CommitteeMember2004 - 2007
Snohomish County BarPast President1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In Re Parentage of C.A.M.A. 154 Wn 2nd 52 (2005)Erosion of all further visitation rights for grandparents
In Re Matter of Trust of Kelly$1.6 million dollar judgment on summary motion
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSBA Family Law DeskbookChapter 51 Third Party Custody2012
Divorce in WashingtonA guide for the self represented2009
WSBA Bar NewsProfessionalism, You know it when you see it2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of WashingtonBusiness Administration - FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intersection of Family Law and EstatesFamily Law and Estates2009
Legal Support Professionals Ethics SeiminarEthics2006