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Mark D. Kamitomo

In 2022, Mark Kamitomo joined the Luvera Law Firm team in an of-counsel role, bringing his decades of experience and demonstrated success in medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and product liability cases. Previously, Kamitomo was president of The Markam Group, a widely respected firm based in Spokane, Wash., with a national reputation for prompting safety improvements in medical care and product design.

Named Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year, Kamitomo is a member of several prestigious national and international legal associations, including Damage Attorneys Round Table (DART), the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Recognized many times by Washington Law & Politics, he was voted by his peers as “Best Medical Malpractice Attorney” in Spokane / Coeur d’Alene Living magazine and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2004. The Markam Group was also honored as a “Best Law Firm” for several years. He was listed among U.S.News‘ Best Lawyers in America for 2024. 

Kamitomo’s notable verdicts and settlements include a $9.5 million for anesthesia errors that caused brain damage and loss of an arm, $12.1 million for infant brain damage caused by a hospital and physician, $6 million for nursing home negligence of a 92-year-old woman, and $16 million for a 17-year-old high school football player who suffered permanent brain damage from a defectively designed helmet.

A 1989 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law, Kamitomo has remained active in legal and community organizations in Spokane and across Washington state. A member of WSAJ’s board of governors, he previously served as its president in 2011-2012. Kamitomo has also served on Gonzaga Law School’s board of advisors and the board of trustees for the litigation section of the Washington State Bar Association. A longtime Spokane resident, Kamitomo is also a current board member and past president of Spokane Youth Sports Association.


  • Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University School of Law

Professional Involvement

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Asian Bar Association
  • Damage Attorney’s Round Table (DART)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Washington State Bar Association

Featured cases

Corporate negligence

Veterans deserve better

The U.S. government and Cerner’s negligence delayed Charlie Bourg’s cancer diagnosis – essentially costing him his life. Now he’s fighting to keep it from happening to other veterans.  U.S. Army...
Charlie Bourg standing in front of the engraved wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC

Insurance misconduct

Holding Nationwide accountable for egregious bad faith

In a win for insurance consumers, a Spokane County judge and jury leveled more than $103 million in judgments against Nationwide Insurance, holding the insurance company accountable for egregious misconduct...
Nationwide headquarters: a gray concrete building against blue sky, with the blue N and white bird Nationwide logo.

Construction injuries

Crane collapse: Standing up for safety and accountability

In March 2022, a King County jury returned a $150 million verdict that included two families who lost loved ones in the deadly 2019 crane collapse in Seattle’s South Lake...
A large yellow rooftop crane over a city skyline

Railroad injuries

Pursuing justice for victims of the 2017 Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, an Amtrak train plunged off a railroad overpass onto Interstate 5, killing three people and injuring dozens more. The train was on its first paid passenger run...
An Amtrak train in the station.