Mark Melter


Mark Melter joined Rush Hannula Harkins & Kyler as a partner in 2022 so he could focus his practice on helping injured individuals. He was previously a principal at FAVROS Law, where he defended doctors, hospitals, and businesses in all aspects of civil litigation including medical malpractice matters and catastrophic personal injury lawsuits. Mark has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in the field of medical malpractice since 2020. His ten years of experience representing both defendants and insurance companies makes him uniquely qualified to now represent injured parties and their families.

At FAVROS, Mark was part of a litigation team that recovered a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of a Tacoma family whose wife/mother was tragically killed when a tow truck company failed to secure its load. He played a key role in holding not just the tow truck company accountable, but also the multinational company that sold the load without taking any efforts to secure it. Mark’s experience on that case solidified that helping injured parties was how he wanted to spend the rest of his career.

Mark was born in Tempe, Arizona. He worked his way through college at Arizona State University, receiving a degree in Political Science. In 2012, he obtained his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Gonzaga Law Review. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business, and he has published in the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.

He is married to Alyssa Melter, who is also an attorney. Mark and Alyssa have three young children and can be found on weekends pushing their running strollers through the streets of Tacoma looking for the next park or playground. Mark is the first lawyer in his family.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home and Vulnerable Adult Claims
  • Brain Injury Including Traumatic Brain Injury, Hypoxia/Anoxia, and Drowning
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Auto Accident

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State, 2013
  • Arizona, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2017
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2017


  • Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business, M.B.A., 2013
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2012, Magna Cum Laude, Editor-in-Chief, Gonzaga Law Review
  • Arizona State University, B.A., Political Science, 2006

Honors & Awards

  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Medical Malpractice, 2020
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Medical Malpractice, 2021
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Medical Malpractice, 2022
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” Medical Malpractice, 2023
  • Super Lawyers, Medical Malpractice, 2024