MARK W. D. O’HALLORAN

PARTNER
Mark W. D. O’Halloran

At Gosanko & O’Halloran, our personal injury lawyers serve clients in every community in the State of Washington.  It is not uncommon for us to pursue cases in Skagit County, Benton County, Mason County, Kitsap County, Island County, Grant County, and Spokane County, in addition to representing many clients in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Brain Injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence, Abuse, & Neglect
  • Contracts
  • Bicycle Accidents

Bar Admissions:

  • Washington, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2005
  • United States Supreme Court, 2014

Education:

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 2002
    Juris Doctorate
    Extracurricular: Moot Court
    Extracurricular : International Law Society
    Extracurricular: Intellectual Property Law Society
    Externship: Network Commerce, Inc.
    Internship: RealNetworks, Inc.
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1988
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Speech
    Communication
    Honors: Deans List

Awards

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Seattle Met Magazine 2015
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Seattle Met Magazine 2014
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2012
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2011
  • Star of the Year American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2011
  • Star of the Year American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2010
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation—Bridging the Gap Conference Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial Volunteer 2008
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2008
  • Plaque of Appreciation—Coach 2006-2008 Mercer Island High School Mock Trial Team 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2007
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star Washington Law & Politics Magazine 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation—Outstanding Pro Bono Service Washington State Bar Association 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation—Outstanding Volunteer Services Washington State Bar Association 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Chair American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2017-2018
  • Chair American Bar Association Judicial Outreach Network 2017-2018
  • Member – American Bar Association Judicial Division Council/Cabinet 2017-2018
  • Chair-Elect American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2016-2017
  • Vice Chair American Bar Association Judicial Outreach Network 2015-2017
  • Section Officers Conference – American Bar Association 2014-2018
  • Eagle Member Washington State Association for Justice 2003-Present
  • Public Education Committee—Vice Chair American Bar Association Judicial Division 2015-2016
  • Vice Chair American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2015-2016
  • Liaison NCFTJ Special Committee for Diversity on Bench 2015-2016
  • Secretary American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2014-2015
  • Executive Committee—Program Committee Chair American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2012-2014
  • Judicial Outreach Network Committee American Bar Association Judicial Division 2013-2015
  • Executive Committee—Development Committee Chair Seattle University Law Alumni Board 2009-2014, Chair: 2012-14
  • Nominating Committee Member American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2011-2012
  • Leadership Advisory Board American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2009-2012
  • Liaison to Young Lawyers Division American Bar Association Lawyers Conference of the Judicial Division 2008-2012
  • Public Service Director American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2010-2011
  • National Conferences Team Director American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2009-2010
  • Program Review Committee Washington State Bar Association 2008-2010
  • Chair and Member Initiative for Diversity Governing Council 2006-2010
  • National Conferences Team Member American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2008-2009
  • Chair—Bridging the Gap Conference Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2008-2009
  • Board of Trustees Member Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2003-2009
  • Membership Board Member American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2007-2008
  • President Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2007-2008
  • Awards Committee Member Washington State Bar Association 2006-2007
  • Long Range Planning Committee Washington State Bar Association 2006-2007
  • President-Elect Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2006-2007
  • Service Team Member Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2005-2007
  • Editorial Advisory Board—De Novo Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2003-2006
  • Public Service Committee Chair Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2002-2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Apps: Mobile Applications, Social Media, and Cloud Computing for Judges and Attorneys and the Ethical Implications of Judging and Practicing in the Cloud American Bar Association Midyear Meeting—Dallas, TX 2013
  • Project Salute—Young Lawyers Serving Veterans Section of Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference—Toronto, CA 2011
  • Divergent Paths to the Bench: Can the Path Less-Traveled Make all the Difference? American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference– Seattle, WA 2011
  • Fellows Debate American Bar Association Midyear Meeting—Atlanta, GA 2011
  • The Dollars and Sense of Diversity Seattle University Law Diversity Week—Seattle, WA 2010
  • Ethical Responsibilities Between Judges and Lawyers in Litigation American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference– Birmingham, AL 2009
  • Conquering Ethical Dilemmas American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Fall Conference—Baltimore, MD 2006

Publications

  • Lawyers Conference Presents Divergent Paths to the Bench in Emerald City American Bar Association Judicial Division Record 2012
  • Lawyers Conference Chair Moderates Young Lawyers Division Ethics Programming in the City Different American Bar Association Judicial Division Record 2001

Hobbies/Interests:

Novel writing/reading, world politics, mogul skiing, independent label music, fly fishing, traveling with wife and daughter, camping, hiking, baseball.