Mark Kevin Baumann

Mark Kevin Baumann

Mark Baumann, attorney, mediator, educator
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law...
  • Washington
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Summary

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 in which to proceed with the case. I am a litigator, counselor, mediator, judge pro tem, educator, and professional speaker, now working primarily in the area of family law, domestic violence and high conflict cases. I provide service for all areas of family law, including divorce, parenting, custody, visitation, parental alienation, 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. As a family law mediator and arbitrator, I work throughout western Washington. I offer low bono rates in mediation cases where the lawyers are charging low bono rates. In 2012 I started developing the Integrative Client-Centered Model (ICCM), an update to the traditional client-centered model for legal counseling, based on Interpersonal Neurobiology and adult attachment theory. The Integrative Client Counseling Institute now promotes ICCM concepts, helping lawyers and their staff to improve client counseling skills and better manage difficult cases.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • High Conflict cases
  • Mediation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Director
Integrative Client Counseling Institute
- Current
Client counseling theory and education for attorneys
Associate
High Conflict Institute
- Current
Mediator
Pacific Northwest Mediation
- Current
Judge Pro Tem
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
- Current
Attorney
Mark K. Baumann, Attorney at Law
- Current
Instructor, Entrepreneurial Training Program
Peninsula Community College
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Education
Portland State University
Interpersonal Neurobiology, Graduate Credit Certificate / Interpersonal Neurobiology (2013)
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1 year graduate credit certificate program in Interpersonal Neurobiology
Pepperdine University School of Law
40 hour mediation course / Mediating the litigated case (2008)
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University of Washington School of Law
Title 26 GAL certification / Guardian ad Litem
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Lewis & Clark Law School
J.D. / Law
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University of Washington School of Law
B.A. / Political Science (1985)
Awards
Distinguished Service Award
Clallam County Pro Bono Lawyers
Professional Associations
WSBA Low Bono Section
Executive Committee
- Current
Integrative Client Counseling Institute
Director
- Current
Early Childhood Program, OCAP
Consultant
- Current
Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology
Member
- Current
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Founding member
- Current
BELARI
Director
- Current
Project Homeless Connect
Volunteer Attorney
- Current
High Conflict Institute
Associate
- Current
Speaker
Miscellaneous organizations
- Current
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribal Court
Bar member
- Current
Makah Tribal Court
Bar member
- Current
Washington State Bar Association # 18632
Member
- Current
WSBA Future of the Profession Workgroup
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Washington Low Bono Professionals
Co-Founder
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WSBA ADR Section
Executive Committee
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Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts
Legal Counsel
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Port Angeles Youth Soccer Club
Board member, coach
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Integrative Listening: 10 client-counseling elements for lawyers informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology (CUP of COCOA in Reno NV)
WSBA, Moderate Means Program, CLE Materials
Low Bono: Serving those with Real Needs but Limited Means
NW Lawyer (WSBA)
Listening for lawyers: An introduction to the Interpersonal Neurobiology perspective with a case study and annotated bibliography
WSBA CLE, De-Escalating Intense Emotions: The Secrets of a Hostage Negotiator, CLE materials
What to listen for, how to listen, and how to help: An Interpersonal Neurobiology perspective on Integrative Client Counseling for lawyers with a case study
AFCC 2013 Washington Annual Conference materials
Attachment Informed Top 10 To Do’s for Lawyers and Judges
Presentation materials, The Significance of Childhood Attachment in a Rural Family Law Practice
Managing high conflict cases in mediation
Seattle University, School of Law
Screening for High Conflict Personalities in Mediation
WSBA ADR section newsletter
The Lawyer's Internet Primer
Washington Continuting Legal Education
Certifications
Mediator
Pepperdine University School of Law
Title 26 GAL
University of Washington, School of Law
Interpersonal Neurobiology
Portland State University
Attachment and Psychopathology
Family Relations Instittue
Websites & Blogs
Website
MarkBaumann.com
Website
Pacific Northwest Mediation
Social Media
Contact & Map
1337 West 5th St
Port Angeles, WA 98363
USA
Telephone: (360) 452-8688