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Mark Twyford Cassell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.7   42 reviews

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About Mark

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I believe in client-centered lawyering. I bring this view to all the cases I works on, creating a strong bond and relationship with each client. I believe that cases are a team effort between the firm and the client, where the client is the captain of the ship, and I helps make sure each client is steered in the proper direction to obtain his/her goals.

 

I earned my J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2016, where I graduated with Academic Distinction. While there, I worked for the University of Denver Criminal Defense Clinic for almost two years where I explored my passion for indigent defense. At the clinic, I represented clients in county and municipal court, conducted legal research and drafted constitutional motions on behalf of my clients. I continued my interest in criminal defense by working for the Colorado State Public Defender as a certified intern in the summer of 2015. There, I handled my own docket, and represented clients in county court charged with misdemeanor and traffic offenses. In total, I gained extensive experience through handling over 100 cases and trying many jury trials.

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Licensed for 6 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 02/01/2023

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

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Mark Twyford Cassell
430 W Indiana Ave
Spokane, WA, 99205-4719

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | May 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Law firm
Very professional and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend them. They handled a child custody and a criminal case for me. They got straight to the point and got things handled. They are all very experienced.
Posted by Tyler | April 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Legal Advice
I reached out to Mark Cassell at Twyford Law in Bellevue for some family matters. He provided excellent legal advice and I will be returning to Twyford Law in the future for any legal issues that I may have.
Posted by TRW | April 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I was over a year in on a high conflict divorce case in a surrounding rural county where legal system cronyism seemed to be taking full advantage of the large amounts of money that the opposing party was willing to throw into the case. Along with being a father, I felt I was seriously disadvantaged financially, politically, and socially in the custody fight I found myself in. Finally recognizing what was happening and needing a very good attorney from out of town to fight for me, I reached out to Twyford Law. I told them of my plight and Mark graciously took on my case. While navigating a very difficult judicial scenario, he proceeded to strategically and surgically right the court record with incredible skill and poise, never once being caught off guard or out witted. The case ended up having to go to trial where Mark absolutely shined. He read and navigated the court room incredibly well and even though we only had approximately half the testimony time of the opposing party, he made the absolute most of it and it was all he needed. I received everything he thought we could get from the beginning. Though it's tough going through something like this, I'm very fortunate to have had Mark on my side. I would and have recommended him to anyone who asks. Thanks so much Mark!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2022
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Dedicated and beyond expectations
Mark as well as all the staff at Twyford Law are a most dedicated team that will stand by your side in the face of the most difficult times. I would highly recommend there consultation and if they can assist you when you feel you are facing legal matters. Knowledgeable and persistent in there quest for Justice as your advocate. I have known this for a long time in my own experience.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
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Great representation
Mark was an incredible attorney. He helped me through every step of my case and was able to resolve my case very quickly. He was easy to contact and communicate with, and he got the best outcome possible for my case. I would certainly recommend him to others in my similar situation.
Posted by Lisa | February 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Smart/Knowledgeable/ Crusader for Clients
After my husband of 20 years announced he wanted a divorce, I was in shock and confused, my life was about to change. I asked for recommendations for attorneys and spoke with several and felt they were indifferent to my situation. I hired a wonderful attorney who went to bat for me. The opposition dragged it out and it became one of the worst cases for harassment, intransigence, and psychological abuse. The opposition resorted to erroneously using a special needs child to favor their case. My attorney brought in Mark to assist her with the GAL who became involved. My attorney only works with 2 other attorneys in Spokane and Mark was one of them. I am so glad she got Mark involved!! Mark is sharp! He got a handle on my case immediately, even though he was behind the 8 ball as it had already been well over a year with a plethora of court filings. I met Mark and had my documents and evidence ready and he got it immediately. I felt relieved that I did not have to rehash everything that had been going on since the dissolution started. His intelligence and knowledge of the law was evident from the start. Mark is honest and upfront with clients even if it is something you do not want to hear. He is not concerned about being popular with the courts or other attorneys for being your advocate. He is highly respected within the court system and in the legal profession. Mark knows his way around the court systems and is a top orator in court and composed, not flinching with the opposition’s tactics or outbursts. He is articulate, quick witted and not afraid of confrontations if it helps him advocate for his clients. He is honest with his clients too on realistic expectations, but he will not back down in negotiations unless it is fair, equitable and has a good outcome for the people he represents. When my trial date was imminent, there was a conflict with my first attorney, so she brought Mark in. Within a weekend he knew the ins and outs of the financial situation and was on top of the 5 binders of information. Once the opposition heard the Judge’s ruling before trail and saw the evidence in the Trial Management Report, he and his paralegal Nickole had put together they wanted to negotiate after 18months doing the opposite. We were prepared to go to trial regardless. Mark would not back down until it was a fair and equitable outcome for me. We avoided the trial and additional trial costs due to his excellent negotiation skills and activism for me. There are only 2 attorneys I would hire to represent me with confidence knowing they had my back, and I was not a number to them but a person who needed a champion and Mark is most definitely one of them.
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Posted by Joseph | December 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mark Cassell
A wonderful and very dedicated lawyer ,that I can’t express enough will fight for you to get the truth in any case out for you. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a hard working and very informative lawyer.
Posted by Christopher | June 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Mark and Julie (at Twyford Law) are awesome. They are extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I've had nothing but good experiences with them and their entire team. Before seeking them out I had always assumed that Family Law rarely went in the favor of the father. They have proved my assumptions wrong! If you are a guy involved in Family Law "drama" give them a call! They will talk straight and tell you what you need to hear and not just what you want to hear.
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Posted by Joe | May 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job
Mark was straight to the point and got the job done in a divorce that should have been simple but wasn’t. Everything ended up working out almost exactly the way he thought it would and in the end I am very happy with the result.
Posted by Danny | May 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
winning a difficult one
I luckily found Mark after having been put into a very challenging place by a previous attorney. Mark was very direct and honest in assessing the situation. He told me we couldn't fix the damage that had been done but that we could correct the path and win going forward. I learned to trust him and he made good on every challenge. Mark is extremely disciplined in his approach, his preparation is detailed and he is effective in his presentation. Mark picked up my fight from a very disadvantaged place and ended up on top. I am truly grateful for the hard work he and his team put in for me.
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Posted by Kiley | April 27, 2020
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Fantastic lawyer
Going into this I was beyond nervous. I continued to be nervous each time but Mark continued to explain the benefits of what I was doing and that I wasn’t the only one in this situation. From start to finish, I was constantly getting information explained to me so I could better understand and made the process a lot better.
Posted by Brad | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Parenting
Mark was amazing in his legal representation during my case. He is very knowledgeable and informative. He took time to explain every outcome and what would work best for my situation. He was very understanding of my situation and always made sure that my son and I had the best outcome possible.
Posted by Lindsey | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Mark worked diligently on my husband's custody matter! He knows the law and works very hard in preparation for his cases. The office has a strong team that's willing to step in to make sure the needs of the client are met. They are tactful when it came to the court room and only let out the sharks when it's appropriate to do so. We were up against people who wanted to make up lies and crazy allegations but Mark worked twice as hard to put together the evidence to show otherwise. He was always respectful to the commissioners and judges, showing us he has a strong rapport in the courtroom. He is very client centered when it comes to his practice. Having a lawyer for almost any type of case is expensive! It is nice to know the office does their very best to work with their clients regarding payments and such. I would highly recommend Mark Cassell for your matter.
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Posted by Brenda | March 24, 2020
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Agressive, knowledgeable and competent attorney
I hired Mark to take on a criminal matter for me. This was one of the most stressful times of my life, but having Mark on my side really made me feel at ease. He handled my case with such professionalism and competency that it made the process almost easy. His knowledge of the law and aggressiveness in court really got me the outcome that I had hoped for, and I couldn't be any more thankful that I had Mark as my attorney. Hopefully I don't find myself needing an attorney again, but if I do, I will most certainly be contacting his office.
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Posted by Jennica | March 6, 2020
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Smart, friendly and dedicated to his clients!!
Found Twyford law online and saw the great reviews, so decided to give them a call. My poor daughter was falsely accused of very serious allegations. I told Mark our situation and he was more that willing to help defend our daughter. With only a 2 days notice before the court hearing he was able to gather enough information to completely squash all allegations against my daughter and have that record sealed so this could not affect her future with jobs or college! He was very friendly and professional and was nice enough to work with us on costs, because of our financial situation. I would recommend him to anyone! Everyone I dealt with during those few days in the office and on the phone, were just as comforting and friendly as he was. I am so glad I took a chance and called the law office of Twyford, hopefully I will never have to call them for help again, but if I find myself in a situation were my children need more help than I can provide them, Mark Cassell will be my first call!!!
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Posted by Samuel | March 6, 2020
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Fabulous lawyer
Mark has been our family lawyer for over a year now. His expertise and knowledge of how the court system works and the law are mind blowing. He will be our lawyer as long as he practices in Spokane WA. Thanks again Mark Cassell and team.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Willing to take the time to explain
Helped me stay positive with his knowledge and meticulous defense. Definitely knew the ins and outs of my situation and was able to help me grasp the most desirable outcome. Really allowed me to enjoy my future as I should be.
Posted by Zeb | October 15, 2019
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Review
Mark has definitely been the best legal representation I have had to date. I was very pleased with how he handled my case and consistently got me the result I was looking for. Thank You Mark!
Posted by Clint | September 15, 2019
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Twyford Law Honest Representation!
I came to Twyford Law as an unexpected 2nd choice and quickly realize they should have been my 1st. I was not getting representation for my case that should not have been stretched out over a year. Mark Castle listened to my case, considered my previous representation experience and quickly gained my trust with his compassion and direct approach to where I stood in my case. Mark made the legal terms simple for me to understand and made honest recommendations to settle my case. If you want fair and honest representation, the Twyford office will work tirelessly on your behalf. Twyford will not stretch your case for revenues or nickel and dime you for questions or concerns you may have. Mark Castle and Nickole Morgan were both easy to reach and responsive for all of my needs. They brought my case to settle out of court in less than 3 months while my previous representation stretched my case for 9 months and would have went to court had I not called Twyford Law.
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Posted by dan | August 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mark has been very professional. Always supporting, in all aspects of My case. They were invaluable in achieving My goals.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Twyford Law Office
  • 2016 - Present
  • Certified Student Attorney
  • Colorado Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Certified Intern
  • University Of Denver Student Law Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Legal Clerk
  • Samler and Whitson
  • 2014 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of Washington
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • City v. H.H.
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spokane Attorneys For Equality
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Law Society
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Scholastic Excellence Award- Advanced Family Law
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2016
  • Scholastic Excellence Award-Evidence Practicum
  • University of Denver
  • 2016
  • Scholastic Excellence Award - Evidence (Top Grade)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2015
  • Charles F. Brannan National Scholarship
  • University of Denver
  • 2015
  • Scholastic Excellence Award-Evidence
  • University of Denver
  • 2014
  • Morrisard and Rossi Endowed Scholarship
  • University of Denver
  • 2014
  • Zavell Family Endowed Scholarship
  • University of Denver
  • 2014
  • Stephen Burrell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • University of Denver
  • 2014
  • Best Advocate Award
  • STLA
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Safe Meeting
  • State of DUIs in Spokane
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (8)
Endorse Mark
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark Cassell is an outstanding young attorney. He has excellent knowledge of criminal law issues, and is a zealous advocate. You cannot go wrong with Mark in your corner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure to work with Mark on a handful of cases. He is a fighter and aggressively represents his clients."
Family Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is an outstanding attorney. He represents his clients with zealous professionalism."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark is one of the smartest lawyers I have ever worked with."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark's knowledge of the law is surpassed only by his dedication to his clients. I would not hesitate recommend Mark for any legal matter, and would completely trust his legal analysis on any legal issue."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is a skilled advocate who is dedicated to his clients and has the knowledge and insight to assist them in successfully navigating the family law court system."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mark and I have worked on several matters opposing one another in recent years. They have not always been easy, but I have found Mark to be professional, intelligent, respectful and a pleasure to work with. I can appreciate that Mark is a tough advocate, but not so much that it gets in the way of his professionalism. I have referred cases to him on occasion when I have had a conflict or believe that he may be best suited for a case. I believe Mark to be an outstanding attorney and happily endorse him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mark Cassell, is a tenacious adversary. He is always prepared for court. He knows the law well, and his arguments are persuasive. I appreciate his level of dedication and thoroughness, because it makes more work for me, when I have to deal with someone who is unprepared. I can always count on Mark to be ready and to be well versed in the legal issues in the dispute."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the pleasure of working for Mark. He is organized and accessible. He puts his client's needs first, while aggressively advocating for their interests."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark is an amazing advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable and skilled inside the courtroom and out. I would feel confident recommending anyone to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Mark around the courthouse and in court all the time. He is busy and diligent - very knowledgeable about law, and speaks well. I highly recommend Mark Twyford Cassel as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I got to know Mark very well in law school. He has a dedicated passion for all clients and the ability to understand the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark and I worked on a contentious Domestic Violence case that involved numerous violations and the potential for the client to face serious jail time. All throughout the process Mark kept a cool head and helped us reach a favorable plea offer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Friend
"Mark and I worked together frequently during law school. Mark was a hard worker and actively focused on learning skills that would help him with his current practice. He also appeared to be a very zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark has his client's best interest in mind from the second he gets a case. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and a diligent worker."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mark assisted me with a family law matter and was extremely professional. He helped me come up with a solution to a problem, while displaying a vast amount of knowledge. His familiarity with legal principles, and desire to help people, is truly exceptional."
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