Mark Jordan

Attorney

Steve Edmiston

Attorney

EDUCATION

  • Notre Dame Law School, LL.M in International and Comparative Law, 1989
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Eastern Washington University, B.A (Psychology), 1982

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Washington State Bar Association – Intellectual Property; Corporate, Business and Banking; ADR; and Solo and Small Practice Sections
  • King County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Business and Economic Development Center – University of Washington, Foster School of Business
  • Legal Action Center – Catholic Community Services (Past President)
  • Pacific Northwest Blues in the Schools (Past President)
  • Copyright Society of the USA, Northwest Chapter

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author (with Justice Philip A. Talmadge, (ret.)), Attorney’s Fees in Washington, (Lodestar Publishing 2007)
  • Author, Consumer Protection Law, Doing Business in Washington State: Guide for Foreign Business (Washington State Bar Association 1996)
  • Co-author, “Visual Art and Legal Rights,” On the Ground at 9 (One Thousand Words, Vol. 1, No. 4 1995)
  • Contributing author, Software Export Procedures Kit (Software Publishers Association, Washington, D.C., 1993–1994 annual updates)
  • Author, “The King Can Do Wrong: The Codification of the Restrictive Theory of Sovereign Immunity in the United States and the United Kingdom”, (1989) (LL.M Thesis)
  • Co-author, Jurisdictional Survey of Tort Provisions of Washington’s 1986 Tort Reform Act, 22 Gonzaga Law Review 47 (1986/1987)

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, “Start Me Up – Business structures, the game of financing start-up businesses (including the latest on crowdsourcing!), and how to prioritize legal needs and use of legal counsel to make good business decisions on limited budgets” 2013 American International Toy Fair (2013)
  • Speaker, “Ethical Challenges of Sharing Space with Non-Firm Members” The Essential Toolkit for the Solo and Small Practice, Washington State Bar Association (2013)
  • Speaker, “Intellectual Property and Design Issues” Urban Craft Uprising, Urban Craft Uprising LLP (2012)
  • Speaker, “Alternative Fee Arrangements” The Small Law Firm in Today’s World,Washington State Bar Association (2012)
  • Speaker, “Representing the Inventor – What to do When Someone Wants Your Idea!”, 2012 American International Toy Fair (2012)
  • Speaker, “Successful Succession Planning”, Invicta Law Group, PLLC (2011)
  • Speaker, “David vs. Goliath: How to Hold Your Own Against the Big Firms”, New Trends, Tools and Tips: Keeping Your Practice Current, Washington State Bar Association (2011)
  • Speaker, “David vs. Goliath: How to Hold Your Own Against the Big Firms”, New Trends, Tools and Tips: Keeping Your Practice Current, Washington State Bar Association (2011)
  • Speaker, “CPAs & Attorneys: Become Their Ally, Not Their Enemy”, National Institute of Insurance and Financial Advisors (2010)
  • Speaker, “Right of Publicity Issues in Video Games”, Intellectual Property for Everyone, King County Bar Association (2010)
  • Speaker, “Cost-Effective Marketing”, The Cost-Effective Small Office, Washington State Bar Association (2010)
  • Speaker, “CPAs & Attorneys: Become Their Ally, Not Their Enemy”, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – October Meeting (2010)
  • Speaker, “Attorney’s Fees In Washington – Recent Amendments, New Trends In Case Law, New Tools and Ethical Issues”, Law Seminars International (2009)
  • Speaker, Trademark Law and Music, International Trademark Association (tent. 2009)
  • Speaker, Attorneys Fee in Washington – Seattle, Lodestar Publishing (2008)
  • Speaker, Attorneys Fee in Washington – Spokane, Lodestar Publishing (2008)
  • Speaker, Attorneys Fee in Washington – Yakima, Lodestar Publishing (2008)
  • Speaker, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property for the Non-IP Attorney, Washington State Bar Association (2008)
  • Speaker, Copyright Law – Work for Hire, Washington State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section (2008)
  • Speaker, Protecting Your Organization…Protecting Yourself, , Washington Society of Association Executives Annual Convention (2007)
  • Co-Chairman, 2006 Intellectual Property Law Institute, Washington State Bar Association (2006)
  • Speaker, Tax and Legal Issues of Intellectual Property 2002 “International Tax Conference,” Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (2002)
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Basics, 2001 “International Conference—A New Perspective of Global Proportion,” Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (2001)
  • Speaker, Protecting IP Globally, “The Best of CLE 2001,” Washington State Bar Association (2001)
  • Speaker, Business Aspects of E-Commerce, “E-Commerce: Legal and Business Issues,” National Business Institute (2000)
  • Speaker, Intellectual Property Issues in Venture Capital Transactions, “Cross-Border Venture Capital Investments,” Washington State Bar Association (2000)
  • Speaker, International Intellectual Protecting & Marketing IP Globally, “Going Global – A Real World View of International Transaction,” Washington State Bar Association (1999)
  • Chairman and Speaker, Standard Clauses in International Agreements, “Drafting International Agreements,” King County Bar Association (1999)
  • Co-Chairman, Designing the International Transaction, King County Bar Association (1995)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

  • Washington State University, Bachelor of Arts degree, Economics (cum laude), 1984
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1987

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Of Counsel, Invicta Law Group (2005 to 2014)
  • Co-founder and president, Front Porch Classics (2000–2005)
  • Co-founder, Gordon & Polscer, commercial and insurance litigation (1994–2000)
  • Partner, Bullivant Houser Bailey, commercial and environmental insurance litigation (1993–1994)
  • Attorney, Betts, Patterson & Mines, commercial, securities and environmental litigation (1991–1993)
  • Associate, Ferguson & Burdell, commercial, antitrust and corporate law (1986–1991)
  • Instructor of litigation skills in Continuing Legal Education programs, including the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Instructor – University of Washington, screenwriting
  • Instructor – Seattle Film Institute, producing

CREATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Writer and producer, “The Maury Island Incident” (2014)
  • Writer and director, “The Periphery Project, Vol. I (2014)
  • Writer and director, “Reinventing the Patriot” (2014)
  • Writer and co-producer of “Crimes of the Past” (2010 production; Lifetime premiere)
  • Writer and co-producer of “A Relative Thing.” Audience favorite, 1st runner up (2006) Sedona Film Festival; winner, best ensemble, 2005 Phoenix Film Festival; jury finalist, New American Cinema, Seattle International Film Festival (2004)
  • Co-writer of “Farewell to Harry.” Winner, Golden Needle, Seattle International Film Festival (2001); distributed by Questar and Porchlight Entertainment
  • Board game designer of OldCentury Dread Pirate, FamilyFun magazine Toy of the Year (2003); Master and Commander (2003); Old Century Stretch Run, Dr. Toy’s 10 Best Games; Creative Child magazine Award of Excellence (2004); and Raceway 57, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Seal Award (2005)
  • Board game designer – StoryBox Studios; Barista, Potions and Martini for Discovery Bay Games (2009)