Professional Background

Mark M. Williams has actively worked to develop the area of elder law (medical and financial issues facing the aging and incapacitated) and his accomplishments in that area have been widely recognized. Mark’s practice comprises all facets of elder law including contested guardianships and conservatorships for individuals as well as working with professional fiduciaries. He advises clients on planning for long term care, special needs trusts and Medicaid spend downs. Mark has substantial experience in estate planning matters as well, working with clients on wills, trusts, domestic partnerships, and probate estates.

  • Adjunct instructor and lecturer, UO Law School (2008-present)
  • Adjunct Professor, College of Health and Social Services, Concordia University (1999-2015)
  • Assistant General Counsel, Oregon State Bar (1985-1989)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Coos County (1983-1985)
  • Aide to Congressman Ron Wyden (1982-1983)

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning


  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School• J.D., Notre Dame Law School
  • B.A., University of Portland, Magna Cum Laude

Community Involvement

  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Board Member and Past President, Oregon Law Institute of Northwestern School of Law
  • Member, State of Oregon Continuing Care Retirement Communities Advisory
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Member, Legal Ethics Committee
  • Past Board Member and Vice Chair, University of Portland National Alumni Board
  • Past Board Member, Oregon Gerontological Association
  • Past Chair and Board Member and Chair, Elder Law Section

More About Mark

Mark grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and graduated from Cottage Grove High School. When he’s not a lawyer, Mark is a singer with Eugene Norsemen and the director of music and liturgy at St. Helen Roman Catholic Church in Junction City.