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  • McKinley Irvin Named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2014

    The Northwest’s Premier Family Law Firm is Recognized for Third Consecutive Year SEATTLE – Nov. 18, 2013 – For a third consecutive year, McKinley Irvin has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in the Tier 1 Seattle Metro category for Family Law. The annual rankings denote the nation’s highest performing law firms based on a rigorous evaluation process, including client and peer evaluations addressing expertise, responsiveness and civility. The rankings incorporate 4.9 million ...
  • Collin McKean Named Partner-in-Charge of McKinley Irvin’s Portland Office

    The Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm appoints new leader to helm its growing office PORTLAND – Nov. 5, 2013 – McKinley Irvin announced today that attorney Collin McKean has been named the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Portland office. McKinley Irvin is recognized as the region’s premier family law firm, and this announcement reaffirms the firm’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Portland area. As partner-in-charge, Collin McKean is deeply committed to the Portland legal community and is dedicated to ...
  • Jennifer Payseno Elected Treasurer to KCBA Board of Trustees

    Our partner Jennifer Payseno (bottom right) has been elected Treasurer of the King County Bar Association’s 2013-2014 Board of Trustees. The King County Bar Association is governed by 17 trustees (pictured above) and has over 5,400 members. We applaud Jennifer’s achievement and leadership in our legal community.
  • McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America in Family Law for 2014

    Pacific Northwest lawyers receives industry recognition for outstanding service in family law SEATTLE - Aug. 26, 2013 - McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm, announced today that two of the firm’s senior attorneys, David Starks and Marc Christianson were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) in the field of family law. According to The Best Lawyers in America© 2014, Marc Christianson ...
  • Comprehensive Legal Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting and Divorce in Washington State Released

    Washington’s largest family law firm’s guide helps same-sex couples navigate the changing family law landscape SEATTLE – July 23, 2013 – In an effort to provide up-to-date information and guidance for same-sex couples and families in Washington State, and in response to the recent Supreme Court decisions surrounding marriage equality, McKinley Irvin, the leading Pacific Northwest family law firm, has published a Comprehensive Legal Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Parenting and Divorce . McKinley Irvin’s guide, developed under ...
  • McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named 2013 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    SEATTLE – June 17, 2013 – McKinley Irvin , the leading family law firm in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that six attorneys from the firm’s Seattle and Tacoma-based offices have been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2013. The Super Lawyer designation is given to lawyers who are nominated by peers and have attained an outstanding level of professional achievement. Attorneys selected to be Super Layers, based on independent research, peer reviews and committee ...
  • In the Media: McKinley Irvin Featured in Portland Business Journal

    McKinley Irvin’s new Portland office is making headlines in the Portland Business Journal. Click to read the entire article: “ Seattle divorce firm wants more room in Portland ”
  • McKinley Irvin’s Presence in the Portland Area Grows with New Downtown Location

    Region’s Largest Family Law Firm expands its presence in Portland PORTLAND – June 5, 2013 – McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s largest family law firm announced today that its Portland office has moved into an expanded space in downtown Portland. The firm has 55 employees with offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Portland. The new 5,000 square foot Portland office is located on the 18th floor of the 1000 Broadway building, and will allow the firm to better serve clients and accommodate a growing number of attorneys based in ...
  • David Starks Presents on Custody Litigation at UT

    SEATTLE – On Jan. 24, 2013, McKinley Irvin Managing Partner David Starks will participate in the panel Innovations—Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation at the University of Texas School of Law. Starks and other leaders in the field of family law will discuss a variety of custody-centric topics including the cross-examination of mental health professionals, the ethics of child custody evaluations and creative strategies for litigating unusual cases. An experienced lawyer who specializes in the practice areas of child ...
  • U.S. News names McKinley Irvin one of 2012-2013's Best Law Firms

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin announced today that they have received a Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking for Family Law in Seattle as part of the U.S. News 2012-2013 Best Lawyers yearly rankings of “Best Law Firms.” McKinley Irvin is the largest firm in the state of Washington to offer an exclusive focus on the practice area of family law. “It is a great honor for us to once again be recognized as one of the area’s top family law firms,” said Sands McKinley, McKinley Irvin’s cofounder and managing partner. “Over the years, we have ...
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