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Mark G. Honeywell

Of Counsel
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Primary Areas of Practice

Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Insurance Related Litigation, Mediations, Arbitrations.

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1968

Washington Law Review, 1967-68

B.A., Political Science, University of Puget Sound, 1966

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow

American Board of Trial Advocates
Member since 1993

King County Bar Association
Board of Trustees, 1994-97

Washington State Bar Association

US District Court for the Western District of Washington

Professional History

  • Joined Firm in 1969, and became Of Counsel in 2011.
  • Clerk for Washington State Supreme Court, 1968-69
  • Adjunct Faculty, University of Puget Sound School of Law, in Legal Writing, 1974-75

Representative Cases/Transactions

Mr. Honeywell, a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, tried several dozen cases to verdict in State and Federal Courts.  During his career he was retained by insurance companies to defend their insureds in a variety of personal injury and products liability litigation.  During the last twenty five years, he also litigated a wide variety of cases, including insurance coverage on behalf of policyholders, commercial litigation, real estate disputes, will contests, class actions, wrongful death suits and other significant injury cases.  He has represented several attorneys in defense of legal malpractice cases, and in partnership break-ups, and has represented the Washington State Bar Association in prosecuting complaints against attorneys.

Mr. Honeywell has, over the past 10 years, participated in multiple mediation training courses, including Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution training course entitled, “Mediating the Litigated Cases.” He has been approved as a U.S. District Court CR 39 mediator, and successfully mediated and arbitrated hundreds of cases.  He is currently discontinuing his litigation practice to devote full time to mediations and arbitrations.  He is available to mediate or arbitrate cases involving: personal injury; professional negligence; products liability; real estate and commercial litigation; sexual abuse of minors; and insurance claims and coverage.
Varied examples of some of Mr. Honeywell's cases and results are as follows:
  • Obtained a substantial settlement in a wrongful death case arising out of defective highway design;
  • In separate lawsuits, represented both claimants and insurers in bad faith insurance coverage claims;
  • Successfully defended a claim against a truck alignment shop in a vehicle rollover which caused two deaths;
  • Represented several lawyers in defense of legal malpractice claims and other attorneys in law firm dissolutions;
  • Represented dozens of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in separate actions, obtaining a jury verdict and multiple settlements in compensation for that abuse;
  • Successfully obtained insurance coverage for Skagit County from multiple insurance companies for flood damage claims against the County;
  • Obtained a verdict for a specific performance of a breach of contract claim for the sale of a Seattle apartment complex;
  • Obtained a substantial wrongful death settlement for the family of a young African-American who was shot and killed outside of a local restaurant;
  • Obtained a jury verdict for a dairy farmer whose herd had been wrongfully repossessed by a bank;
  • Successfully invalidated several employees' “covenants not to compete”  sought to be enforced by former employers;
  • Obtained a verdict for an injunction and damages on behalf of a local company against a national company who had been using predatory practices in an attempt to force the local company out of business;
  • Obtained a verdict in favor of Rockwell International in defense of a franchisee's claim of exclusive territory violation;
  • Obtained a verdict for General Motors in defending a product liability claim for allegedly defective engines;
  • Tried dozens of cases to verdict in his early career for plaintiffs and defendants arising out of auto cases and premises liability.

Honors, Publications & Presentations

Honors
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2003-2014 Washington Super Lawyers lists
  • Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors' Award for Professionalism, 1993
  • Associate Editor, WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW, 1967-68
Papers & Presentations
  • Participant: "Trial Advocacy," presented by National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) 2006
  • Presenter: "Ethics for Litigators" Washington State Bar Association 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Presenter: "Improving Professionalism" Washington State Bar Association 2004
  • Moderator: "Deposition Practice" Washington State Bar Association 2000
  • Participant: Trial by the Masters Seminar, presented by American Board of Trial Advocates at Seattle University School of Law 2000
  • Presenter: "Mediation Training" Jointly sponsored by WSTLA, WDTL, and King County Bar Assn. 2000
  • Presenter: "Preparation and Use of Demonstrative Evidence and Exhibits" from 100 Days Before Trial, King County Bar Assn'. 1999
  • Presenter: "Developing the Unusual Premises Case and Recent Perspectives On Premises Security" from Creating, Developing And Proving A Winning Case, WSTLA 1999
  • Chairman: King County Bar Assn. Bench Bar Conference 1994 1995
  • Presenter: "Videotaped Depositions" From Taking and Defending Depositions, WSBA 1994
  • Presenter: "How To Be On The Offensive Without Being Offensive" From Rediscovering Professionalism, Jointly sponsored by WSTLA and WDTL 1994
  • Lecturer: King County Bar Assn. Bench Bar Conference 1993
  • Author: "Professional Responsibility and Professionalism in Civil Litigation," Washington Civil Procedure Deskbook, 1992
  • Presenter: "Defendants' Opening Statement" From Preparing And Winning The Soft Tissue Injury Case, WSTLA 1992
  • Presenter: "Slip And Fall Claims" WSTLA 1992
  • Presenter: "Defense Discovery Tactics: What Is The Defense Up To And What Can You Do About It?" from P. I. Defense, WSTLA 1992
  • Presenter: "Negotiation Practice Pointers" from How to Win Auto Cases Without Going To Trial, WSTLA 1990
  • Presenter: "Market Share Liability: New Responses to A New Theory," WSTLA 1988
  • Lecturer: "Demonstrative Evidence," King County Young Lawyers CLE 1986, 1987, 1988
  • Presenter: "Voir Dire" from Defending Personal Injury Cases, WSTLA 1986
  • Presenter: "Premises Liability," WSTLA 1986