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Mark R. Bucklin

Of Counsel

Mark has been a member of Keating, Bucklin & McCormack, Inc., P.S., and its predecessor firm, Law Offices of Robert C. Keating) since 1979. He was a founder of the firm, and served as the President, Managing Shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1982 to 2011.  His practice encompasses a wide range of areas including civil rights litigation, police liability, employment law, personal injury, complex litigation involving governmental operations, and policy development and review. In addition to his busy litigation practice, Mark also serves as the General Counsel for Washington Cities Insurance Authority, and has been their General Counsel since 1981.  WCIA is Washington State's largest and oldest self insurance pool for government entities.

Education, Recognition, and Honors


  • National College of District Attorneys Graduate - 1977
  • Mark graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1975 with distinction.
  • Washington State University - B.A. Degree in 1972 - graduating with honors Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Designated a civil litigation "Super Lawyer" by peer poll in Washington Law and Politics Magazine.
  • Rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional and Community Activities


  • Elected Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
  • Member - Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Member - Washington Defense Trial Lawyers (WDTL)
  • Member - Washington Athletic Club
  • Member - Phi Beta Kappa
  • Past President - Stevens Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Past Member- Washington State Bar Court Rules and Procedures Committee
  • Past Member - Snohomish County Law and Justice Committee
  • Former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County - Civil Litigation Coordinator
  • Former Court Commissioner and Pro Tem Judge for the South District Court of Snohomish County
  • Invited lecturer at numerous continuing legal education and law enforcement training seminars for WCIA, WASAMA, Lorman Education, Law Enforcement Training Services and others.

“I really appreciate you and the others at KBM for all you do to support law enforcement. You are very respected, and have made myself and many others feel very confident going into legal proceedings...”

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