Mark began practicing family law in Seattle, Washington more than 30 years ago. Some words that mean the same thing as "thirty years" are "experienced" and "wise" and "understanding." Mark has litigated complex, high-profile cases as well as cases that are resolved without a murmur. He is at ease with multi-million dollar settlements and he continues to enjoy the satisfaction pro bono work offers. He has led clients to settle quietly, to not settle at all, and to settle for more than they thought they deserved. 

Mark has seen enough to know what works and what doesn't. He offers advice couched in experience. And his creativity in problem solving as a mediator is matched only by the level of his care and concern that each party leave the process with a new direction and new possibility. 

Mark has argued before the United State Supreme Court, sat as the Chair of the Family Law Section for the Washington State Trial Lawyer's Association, is past president of the Northwest Children's Fund, and has served on the alumni board at The Lakeside School. With his children grown, he spends his time outside the office working his third generation, family-owned farm with his wife, Leslie Olson.