Yelish, Mark L.
Mark L. Yelish

Mark L. Yelish


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Practice Areas:

  • Arbitration/Mediation


Mark Yelish has spent the last thirty years focusing his practice primarily on family and criminal law. He is now solely involved in family law cases. He enjoys a reputation for his direct problem-solving approach. He has represented individuals charged with crimes from traffic offenses to capital murder cases. He developed a reputation for his aggressive and adversarial approach to defending the accused. In family law he has the ability to provide excellent representation of all clients, from those of modest means to individuals with complex or high conflict dissolutions. He is experienced in the valuation of complex assets from business interests to medical practices.

Mark has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars, for the County Bar Association and the Washington Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at schools and other community functions. Mark has had the privilege of being the president of the Kitsap County Bar Association and a committee member with the Washington State Bar Association. He enjoys the highest rating of AV from Martindale Hubbell.

In July 2019, Mark shifted his focus from practicing law to arbitration and mediation.

When he is not practicing law Mark enjoys all water sports: including scuba diving, sailing, surfing and kite-boarding. He is an avid skier and hiker.


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. - 1979

Bar Admission

  • Washington, 1979

Published Works

  • Washington, 1979

Professional Associations

  • Kitsap County Bar Association, Member, Past President, 1979 to Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, 1979 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Of Counsel