Mark K. Baumann, Attorney at Law P.S.
Mark is a family law attorney. His focus is on protecting client’s children, property, and financial security, and on understanding conflict so that it can be managed better.
My job is to achieve my client’s goals. Often times, clients need help defining their goals. Listening to the client and understanding their needs and interests, working through the options and setting attainable goals is typically the first step in fashioning a strategy.Mark Baumann, June 1996
Mark is a litigator, counselor, mediator, educator, and professional speaker, now working primarily in the area of family law, domestic violence, high conflict cases, and attachment.
His services encompass all areas of family law including: divorce, parenting, custody, visitation, child support, modifications, relocation, grandparent and third party visitation, property division, retirements, spousal support (alimony), trial and pre-trial litigation, pre-divorce counseling, and mediation.
Every case presents unique challenges, and every person involved will handle these challenges in their own unique way. There is no one size fits all solution to any family law matter.
Our office offers services to match most legal needs and financial budgets. An initial meeting with Mark will help you to determine what your legal needs are and help you make important choices about the degree of assistance you require going forward.
Mark has a wide range of experience, and now focuses on family law.
Mark has practiced law across Washington’s greater Puget Sound for over 30 years and has knowledge of a wide variety of legal matters, including real estate, estate planning, business start ups and purchases, hi-tech agreements, intellectual property, contract drafting, taxing issues, bankruptcy, felony and misdemeanor trials, appeals, and teaching creepy debt collectors a lesson. His experience includes work as a litigator, counselor, mediator, and judge pro tem.
Mark has obtained advanced training in conflict management, parenting, and human development. He obtained a graduate credit certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology (equivalent to an LLM in biopsychosocial relationship science) and has completed extensive training in attachment studies, including formal training from Dr. Patricia Crittenden in conducting the Preschool Attachment Assessment, the Adult Attachment Interview, and the Toddler Care Index. Mark served as an ad-hoc board member for the International Association for the Study of Attachment (IASA), and hosts a weekly attachment Zoom meeting for international attachment professionals.
In addition to caring for his clients, Mark believes the legal system as a whole can and should do better. That is why in 2016 Mark founded the Conflict Science Institute, a research and training center for lawyers. He is also the developer of the Integrative Client-Centered Model for legal professionals, and other tools to help understand and manage conflict.
A full resume with Mark’s professional activities and many of Mark’s published materials is available here.
The Integrative Client Centered Model
Mark’s office utilizes the 12 central components of the Integrative Client Centered Model (ICCM), a Conflict Science Institute counseling meta-framework for lawyers and other professionals.
What this means for you, is when you meet with Mark, or our staff, you’ll be greeted by professionals who listen, explain, understand, and care about guiding your goals towards the best possible outcome.