Mark has over two decades of experience as a practicing labor and employment law attorney. He has proven litigation skills and is a winning trial lawyer with a strong courtroom presence. Mark has successfully litigated employment lawsuits in both state and federal court, and has appeared in arbitrations, administrative proceedings, bench and jury trials, and appellate matters. Mark’s litigation experience includes cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment, defamation, wrongful termination, retaliation claims, first amendment claims, whistleblower claims, and a broad range of other matters related to the workplace.
While Mark is a fearless advocate, his success in litigation has often resulted in being able to settle legal disputes without going to trial. Mark’s clients frequently praise him for his keen analytical abilities, his efficient handling of their legal matters, and his compassion.
Mark graduated with honors cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 1996. After graduation, Mark clerked for the Washington State House of Representatives during the 1997 legislative session. He then became an advocate for working people as an attorney for the Teamsters union. Subsequently, Mark served the people of Washington State as an Assistant Attorney General for over ten years. During his tenure with the Attorney General’s Office, Mark was entrusted with high stakes litigation of numerous labor and employment and civil rights disputes. Mark became a regular speaker and trainer at Continuing Legal Education events within the Attorney General’s Office regarding employment law and litigation. Throughout Mark’s career, he has steadfastly provided quality legal representation.
Mark is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the WSBA Employment Law Section, as well as the Washington Employment Lawyers Association (WELA). He is admitted to practice in all Washington State Courts, federal district court for the Western District of Washington, federal district court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.