Our Attorneys

Our Construction, Real Estate, & Small Business Attorney in Seattle, WA

As with any legal matter, you need to consult with experienced and skilled attorneys. The lawyers at our firm have a wealth of experience in civil litigation and other areas of business, construction and real estate law. Let them provide you with knowledgeable legal representation. Whether you need a commercial real estate lawyer or a small business attorney in Seattle, WA, contact our law firm.

Mark Clausen

• Oakland University-Bachelor of Arts, 1980 • College of William & Mary-Juris Doctorate, 1984

"I have worked with Mark Clausen for more than 15 years-on construction and personal matters, and most recently my purchase of a business. I have complete faith in his advice and ability to handle complex matters effectively."
-Scott Olson, Development Services Consulting

Office: 206.223.0335 Fax: 206.223.0337 Email

An experienced real estate and construction attorney in Seattle, WA

Practice Areas

Mark Clausen is a leading construction attorney and real estate lawyer, the result of his successful practice in those areas since the mid-1980s. He has repeatedly been named a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics magazine. After working for many years in civil litigation firms, Mark started his own practice, Clausen Law Firm, in 1993. He has handled high-profile, major matters in Washington, Alaska, California, Texas and Michigan. He has been involved in the trial of multimillion-dollar cases since the late 1980s and has negotiated a number of settlements for his clients involving payment of millions of dollars.

Mark has served as a trustee for the board of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is a past chairman of the WSBA Consumer Protection Committee. He is also a frequent seminar speaker and lecturer, having appeared before the University of Washington Engineering School, the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association, Associated General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors, as well as other trade associations.

• Washington State
• Federal District Courts of Washington
• 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
• United States Court of Federal Claims
Professional Associations & Memberships:
• Associated Builders & Contractors
• Washington Association for Justice
• Commercial Brokers Association
• Brain Injury Association of Washington

Personal Interests

Mark is an avid cyclist who races with the Taco Time Northwest cycling team. He is also an experienced backcountry skier and mountain climber. Mark has climbed mountains in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Canada and Peru-and has summited Mt. Rainier five times.

Best all-around road racer for bike racers over the age of 60 in Washington.
Washington State Bicycle Association

Steven Malek

• Osgoode Hall Law School-LL.B., 1982 • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, 2008

Office: 206.223.0335 Fax: 206.223.0337 Email

Practice Areas

After graduating from law school in Toronto in 1982, Steven Malek practiced as a barrister before the Canadian courts in Ontario and Quebec, including appearances as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada. He honed his trial practice and advocacy skills in personal injury and criminal defense cases, as well as in representing physicians in disciplinary matters. Since establishing his practice in Seattle in 1999, Steven has focused his entire attention on personal injury litigation in order to provide individuals who have been injured through the fault of others with exceptional legal representation that never loses sight of the priorities and needs of the individual client.

Steven works aggressively and passionately to obtain full compensation for his injured clients while keeping them informed every step along the way. Each case is developed as fully as possible with the view that it will go to trial. Steven's attention to detail and thorough preparation only serve to enhance his ability to obtain great results, whether by settlement, arbitration or trial.

Bar Admissions

• Washington State • Federal District Courts in Washington

Professional Associations & Memberships

Washington State Trial Lawyers' Association, Eagle Member

Personal Interests

Steve lives on Mercer Island. He has 4 children, 2 step-children and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys playing and writing music and participating in outdoor recreational activities.