Mark S. Brumbaugh

Practice:  Mr. Brumbaugh joined the firm in 1992 and has been a shareholder since 1996.  He primarily represents individuals who have been injured as a result of another’s negligent or intentional acts.  He practices in both State and Federal trial and appellate courts and has successfully argued before the Washington State Supreme Court.  His areas of focus include:  wrongful death claims; automobile, motorcycle and trucking collisions; medical and nursing home malpractice; and defective product claims.

Education:  University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 1988; University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991.

Affiliations:  Washington State Bar Association; Cowlitz/Wahkiakum Bar Association; U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; American Association for Justice; Washington State Association for Justice (Eagle Member); Past Board Member, Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts; Past Board Member of the Southwest Washington Symphony; Former Managing Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, University of Oregon School of Law.

Appellate Decisions:
Falsetto v. Nelson, 174 Wn.App. 1075 (2013) (automobile repair act attorney fees)
Hegwine v. Longview Fibre Co., Inc., 162 Wn.2d 340 (2007) (pregnancy discrimination)
Maxwell v. Piper, 92 Wn.App. 471 (1998) (contributory negligence of favored driver)
Farmers Ins. Co. v. Lautenbach, 93 Wn.App. 671 (1998) (underinsured motorist insurance)
Boag v. Farmers Ins. Co., 128 Wn.App. 333 (2005) (personal injury protection insurance)
DeBolt v. Nerheim, 2003 WL 21653089 (July 15, 2002) (false imprisonment)
Thomas v. Crane, 1998 WL  352524 (July 2, 1998) (premises liability)
White v. Cullen, 1996 WL 520645 (September 13, 1996) (premises liability)

Personal:  Mr. Brumbaugh resides in Longview with his wife and two sons.  He is an avid runner and has competed in numerous marathons and half-marathons, and eight consecutive Hood to Coast Relay races.