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.