Rita Herrera Irvin is a founding partner of McKinley Irvin. Highly accomplished
in both litigation and negotiation, Rita is known for her work ethic,
unyielding advocacy, and clear focus. "You have to have a passion
for this work," Rita says, "a willingness to fight, and fight
hard, for your clients. If you don't love what you do, it is very
hard to do an excellent job; I love what I do."
Rita chose to practice in the area of family law because of its challenging
and dynamic nature. Her well honed negotiation and litigation skills make
her well suited for this type of work. As an advocate for individuals
with significant financial interests and expectations of excellence, she
says "I am keenly aware of my clients' expectations concerning
both personal attention and effective professional service – I share
those same expectations in both my professional and personal life. From
the moment I begin an interaction with a client, his or her goals become
my goals. Period."
"I'm an advocate," says Rita. "And in family law each
case is unique and important. Family law allows me the opportunity to
be creative, to think strategically, and to focus my drive on one objective—success."
In Rita's opinion, strategic thinking is "often the difference
between a good attorney and an excellent one. The same laws apply to everyone.
What I do to maximize opportunities for client success is identify the
objectives in our case, and then create a methodical roadmap to desired