Getting to Know Mark Arend
We are proud to announce that Mark Arend has been promoted to partner at McKinley Irvin. We learned more about Mark and his career in a brief Q&A session.
What do you want to bring to your new role as partner?
For our clients: relief knowing that we are there for them, followed by confidence knowing that we are great at what we do and that they are in good hands because of it.
For our team: enthusiasm, humor, and a personal touch that helps make McKinley Irvin the best place to work.
What are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Compassion, understanding, reliability, and experience.
Who has helped you along the way?
There are so many people that have helped me! First and foremost, my wife and kids. Nothing I do is possible without them.
Second, my paralegal, Candice Mauracher. She’s nothing short of amazing; her professionalism is off the charts. She thinks of outstanding ways to support our clients and coworkers before the rest of us get up in the morning. She keeps us on track every day.
Third, the McKinley Irvin Leadership Team. All the reasons we’re a great place to work start with them.
Tell me about the most rewarding moment of your family law career.
Being asked to serve as a Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner pro tempore, a role I‘m honored to perform every chance I get.
What publications do you read regularly?
Washington State Court of Appeals Decisions
AAML (American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) Publications
Pilot Magazines/FAA Publications
What was your first job?
I worked in a fish cannery for $2.00 an hour when I was 11 years old; the fish bins were taller than I was.
Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
My military pilot wings.