Mr. Gouras has been representing clients in contested family law cases for over thirty years.
Mr. Gouras specializes in family law. His case load consists of 100% family law cases.
Mr. Gouras was born in 1961 in Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Washington in 1983 and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1986. Mr. Gouras was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in October, 1986.
Mr. Gouras was associated with the firm of Taylor, Kiefer & Bartlett from 1986 to 1993, where his practice emphasized family law. Mr. Gouras was the principal owner in the Law Office of Mark S. Gouras from 1993 to 1997. His offices were located in downtown Seattle. From August, 1997 until December, 2006, Mr. Gouras was a partner in the law firm of Hillman & Gouras, L.L.P. with offices in Tukwila and Bellevue, Washington. Mr. Gouras was a principal member of Gouras & Amis P.L.L.C. from 2008 to April, 2021, when the firm name was changed to Gouras Law Firm P.L.L.C.
Mr. Gouras was a board member of Operation Lookout for missing children in 1994. He has spoken at the International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest Professionals in 1994 and 1996. He was the moderator for the International Conference for Missing Children for Northwest Professionals in 1998. Mr. Gouras was listed in Who’s Who in American Law in 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998 and 1999, 2000 and 2001. Mr. Gouras is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the King County Bar Association.
Mr. Gouras has been a Family Law Commissioner pro tempore (temporary) in King County Superior Court since 2013, and was a Commissioner pro tempore in Pierce County Superior Court from 2015 to 2016.
Mr. Gouras was a member of the prestigious International Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (now known as the IAFL), from 2014 to 2019.
Mr. Gouras has a 94% five-star rating by his clients on AVVO (as of 3/2021).
Mr. Gouras was named a Top 100 Lawyer for Matrimonial and Family Law for 2014 and 2015 by The National Advocates.
Mr. Gouras has been named a Best Lawyer in family law for Washington state by The Best Lawyers in America for 2021. This designation was based on reviews by his peers.
Mr. Gouras was named a Super Lawyer in 2021. This designation recognizes only 5% of the attorneys in each state. The designation is based upon peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research, including 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.