As a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, businessman, and now family law attorney,
Mark knows how to go into an adversarial environment and achieve a beneficial
outcome. He puts these skills to use every day to help his clients get
successful results, often despite difficult circumstances.
While Mark is aggressive in pursuing his clients' objectives, he is
well known for his compassion and patience in working with his clients.
Mark has firsthand experience of the emotional devastation and confusing
legal issues that a person is faced with when getting a divorce—it’s
one of the reasons he became a family lawyer.
"I understand how my clients are feeling," says Mark. "They
are going through a stressful time and are counting on me to navigate
the legal system for them, which is often much more of an art than anything
else. I counsel my clients carefully about their options, then act directly
to achieve their objectives."
Mark distinguishes his approach to family law by handling every case with
common sense, confidence, unwavering ethics, and professionalism. He has
specialized training in both litigation and mediation, making him equally
comfortable—and skillful—inside or outside the courtroom.
With a philosophy to “do better” for his clients than they’d
get from anyone else, Mark works hard to earn his clients’ trust
through clear and frequent communication, highly knowledgeable legal advocacy,
and real compassion.
Mark represents clients in all types of family law matters and is highly
experienced in cases that involve high-conflict situations, business ownership,
or military families. He works mainly from the firm's
Mark lives in Black Diamond, WA with his wife and children, where he coaches
and referees the children's sports teams and enjoys exciting outdoor
activities, whether on land, water, or up in the air.