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Mark Steven Johnson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.3   18 reviews

About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Mark Johnson is an attorney serving the needs of individuals and businesses throughout Western Washington. 

FAMILY LAW

Mark established and is the managing attorney of the family law department at Dickson Law Group, P.S. In that capacity, he represents clients facing challenging divorces and custody disputes.

With a strong background in business and real estate law, Mark also serves individuals throughout the Puget Sound area with substantial incomes as well as significant business assets and investment portfolios. Representative clients include business owners, executives and their spouses; medical, legal, and accounting professionals; and individuals affiliated with major employers such as Amazon, Microsoft, Boeing, and Intel.

REAL ESTATE, BUSINESS & PROBATE LAW

In the realm of real estate, business, and probate law, Mark also advises, builds, and resolves legal issues for companies and individuals. He works closely with an extensive network of professionals and experts in several fields ranging from forensic accounting to finance, business, and real estate in order to anticipate and meet his clients' needs.

Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/20/2022

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

Contact Mark

Dickson Frohlich
1200 East D Street
Tacoma, WA, 98421
Dickson Frohlich
701 5th Avenue
Suite 4201
Seattle, WA, 98104
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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and caring
I reached out to Mark to inquire about my options for a legal issue in my family’s life. He was very understanding and caring in his thoughts and recommendations for us. He took the time to talk to me the moment I called and helped me to understand what my next steps should be. He also followed up with a kind email to remind me of my options, offer his sympathy towards my situation, and offer his service if ever needed in the future. I highly recommend Mark for your legal needs.
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Posted by Rick | October 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mark was very helpful is explaining the open issues surrounding my 2001 California divorce case and presented a course of action that was in my best interests as a current resident of Washington. I would recommend him.
Posted by Christian & Kimberly | June 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custody and child support
We have hired and kept Mark as our attorney since 2015. He is the most honest, hard working, persistent and reliable lawyer we’ve ever known. He has always done everything to help us in every way to receive what we need through our long journey. Not only for one child but for two in separate cases. For very difficult situations, Mark has gone far and beyond to make things comfortable for us. We are truly grateful for him and his team. We highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, resourceful, and a great listener.
I had a complicated issue with my divorce with children, which involved custody and parenting plan issues, as well as a difficult to contact spouse who had relocated out of state. Mark took the time to listen to my desires and suggest a course of action which when executed, resulted in the timely and successful dissolution I wanted. I can now move on with my life. Excellent work.
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Posted by Melissa | January 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and helpful
I was looking for assistance in understanding how to file a modification of a Parenting Plan and child support order. I found Mark Johnson through a Google search offering free phone consultations. I called in the evening and first spoke with an aide of his that gave me helpful information but still took down my info for Mark to give me a call in the morning. Before 9am the following day, I had gotten that call back! Awesome! I spent over 30 mins on the phone with Mark and asked about a dozen questions. He was very explanatory and helped boost my confidence in my capability to file on my own. Should I hit a snag and need to hire an attorney, Mark Johnson will be my first pick!
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Posted by Ronald | January 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mark Johnson
I recently worked with Mark Johnson, I had a complicated divorce/parenting plan I highly recommend him he was knowledgeable and helpful from start to finish.
Posted by Monica | February 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!
My divorce began as an absolute mess but after hiring Mark Johnson on the recommendation of a friend, he turned the entire case around. At the start, my high-income husband shut me out of our bank accounts, made untruthful accusations about me as a mother and threatened to remove me from the home and keep custody of our kids. I was devastated after I was served with the initial documents prepared by his lawyer. Within a short time, Mark had me and our children situated in the home with a court order that removed my husband from the home, required him to pay temporary child support and spousal maintenance, and cover my attorney's fees. From there, Mark worked like a bulldog and discovered several financial assets I never knew my husband was hiding from me! He also hired an expert to value my ex-husband's interest in a lucrative partnership, and before trial was able to push my ex and his attorney into a successful settlement. The process was stressful but Mark was always available, personable, and explained everything clearly. I could not be more happy with the outcome. I'll be recommending Mark Johnson to anyone looking for a terrific lawyer.
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Posted by Tom | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and affective attorney
After talking to several attorneys I hired Mark Johnson on the first phone call. He immediately got a restraining order changed to a temporary no contact order for both parties. Mark was responsive, drove the case forward even when the other attorney and my wife were slow and combative. Mark completed the case while I was out of the state, what a relief ! He succeeded to get everything I wanted. I highly recommend Mark Johnson.
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Posted by Ryan Shook | November 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful knowledgeable and friendly
Thank you mark your guidance has helped extremely
Posted by Dustin | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mark Johnson is an excellent attorney
Mark Johnson is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone seeking out legal representation and would definitely hire him again if I ever need representation in the future. Thank you so much Mark for all of your help and everything you have done to help me with my case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Petitioner
Hiring Mark to protect my child was the best decision I could make. Mark and his staff worked very hard to get my child the proper protection and I couldn't have ask for a better result. Mark was very good at dealing with the other party and making sure everything was done in the best interest of my child. My case wasn't a typical case and the fact I am 100% happy with the final order says so much about Mark and his staff, they truly are great! If I ever needed their assistance again I would hire them in a heartbeat! Thank you Mark, Bryon and Sheri for your hard work! You are highly recommended!
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Posted by Jennifer | September 14, 2013
Long Distance Negotiation
I had to evict an occupant from a property I own in Washington. I live in another state. I did some on-line research, but essentially had to make a leap of faith in hiring an attorney. Mark Johnson was very knowledgable about Landlord-Tenant law and he resolved the matter satisfactorly and quickly. I would reccommend Mr. Johnson to anyone with an eviction issue.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 12, 2013
The real deal.
I have never been so frustrated trying to work with my bank. I hired Mike to represent me and in the manure of just a couple months he was able to get everything fixed. Now due to his efforts my family and I were able to buy a new house and we could not be happier. I highly recommend Mark and if I ever need a lawyer again he will be my first call.
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Posted by Tiffaney | January 31, 2013
Hard-Working and Solid Service!
I came to Mark in a mess of trouble with my divorce, he was able to sift through and pull together a case that won me everything I needed but also what I wanted. He worked with me diligently, keeping me up to date and informed with everything. My case was particular and strange but he was able to make it happen with depend and cost-effective rates.
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Posted by Jeremiah | February 19, 2012
Great service and honest work.
There was a couple snags in the process, But Mark was able to work through it. I was really satisfied with Marks work. He didn't lie to me. He kept everything open
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lack of Communication
Terrible attorney who lacks communication skills and due diligence, waste of & buyer beware, cost me time with my child…
Posted by Gary | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Does not respond
I hired Mark, yet he gave all of the work to a lawyer with one month of experience. She made multiple mistakes and when I finally called him and emailed him for a meeting to discuss my case, he would not respond for weeks. With a court deadline on top of me, I finally emailed him and the senior partners of the firm about this lack of response and still got no response! I now need to change lawyers after paying for incompetence and last minute crisis service. Horrible divorce services!
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DO NOT HIRE
Worst attorney we wasted 3500 on. Did NO WORK exept establishing that he was a parent. He NEVER returned calls or kept us in the loop. BAD IDEA!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dickson Law Group, P.S.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Clayton R. Dickinson
  • 2010 - 2013

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • In re Parentage of E.J.
  • Successfully modified custody to father.

Associations

  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Hungarian

Awards

  • 2017 Ten Best Attorneys Award
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Excellence for the Future
  • CALI
  • 2004

Publications

  • Washington Real Estate Law Blog
  • Ongoing/Various
  • 2017
  • Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • Forfeiture of Real Estate Contracts (updates)
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Animal Law Seminar
  • Pets and Divorce
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Family Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is a formidable trial attorney. He took a lemon of a case over from prior counsel just weeks before trial and made lemonade with very little time to prepare. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is detail-oriented and tenacious while remaining professional, and courteous. He is a pleasure to know and work with."
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mark as opposing counsel in a case and to consult on issues of law. He is a dedicated attorney and an aggressive litigator, while maintaining professionalism with attorneys and opposing parties. Mark is skilled the courtroom, but he is also client-centered, and will work with opposing counsel to resolve issues outside of court if it will result in a good outcome for his client and save on legal fees. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family (and have done so) to Mark."
Family Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark is a tenacious advocate for his clients, but personable at the same time. We have worked together on cases before and were able to achieve good results for both of our clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an effective advocate for family law matters. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is a highly competent attorney and has significant skill and experience in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an extremely thoughtful attorney who truly cares about his clients and the cases he takes on. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to understand the issues in cases to find the best possible outcome. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark Johnson is a highly competent and skilled trial attorney. He finds resolution for complex and difficult domestic issues. He is creative at his approach to problem solving. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Probate Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mark is an extremely in knowledgable and hard-working attorney. I have worked with him in various matters and he is very detail oriented and diligent in representing the interests of his clients. I highly endorse Mark."
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