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Mark D. Watson

Email:           Tel: (509) 575-8500                        Fax: (509) 575-4676                            

230 S. Second Street

P.O. Box 22680

Yakima, WA 98907

Mr. Watson graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1984. He was a member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity and was an Associate Editor of the Oregon Law Review. He belongs to the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations and has been in practice since 1984. He is also actively involved in his community, having participated in the United Way and served on the Board of Directors of the Central Washington Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Mr. Watson also served as a trustee of the WDTL. He is a current member of the Construction, Insurance, Employment and Product Liability Section of WDTL.

About Mr. Watson
Appellate Advocacy
Washington Supreme Court

  • Goucher v. J.R. Simplot Co., 104 Wn.2d 662 (1985)


Washington Court of Appeals

  • Arreygue v. Lutz, 116 Wash.App. 938 (2003)

  • Dolsen Companies v. Noel Canning Corp., 104 Wn. App. 1001 (2001) (unpublished)

  • In re Farina, 94 Wn. App. 441 (1999)

  • Munn v. Mutual of Enumclaw Ins. Co., 73 Wn. App. 321 (1994)

  • Hinman v. Yakima School District No. 7, 69 Wash. App. 445 (1993)

  • Siekawitch v. Washington Beef Producers, Inc., 58 Wn. App. 454 (1990)

  • Johnson v. Brado, 56 Wash.App. 163 (1989)


Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Hooks v. Kitsap Tenant Support Services, Inc., 816 F.3d 550 (2016)

  • U.S. v. Torres, 908 F.2d 1417 (1990)

Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Employment Law

Municipal Law

Civil Rights Law


Oregon State University, B.S. 1979

University of Oregon, J.D. 1984

  • ​Phi Delta Phi

  • Oregon Law Review - Associate Editor


Admitted to Practice

State Courts

  • Washington

  • Oregon

Federal Trial Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

Federal Courts of Appeal

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit 

  • Court of Appeals District of Columbia

  • United States Supreme Court


2010 - present

2010 - present

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