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Year founded: 1991
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We believe the rights, responsibilities, and privileges related to family relationships are among the most sacred in our society. Since our founding in 1991, we have focused on one pivotal priority: to protect what our clients value most.


With extensive experience in complex divorce and family law, our attorneys are among the best family law strategists, negotiators, and litigators—and we have a deep bench. Our family law professionals can assemble a team best suited to the facts and needs of each client’s case, no matter how simple or complex.


It all boils down to this: we either reach a reasonable agreement or we litigate the case. Either way, we are accustomed to achieving successful results for our clients. Although personal styles differ, every McKinley Irvin attorney espouses the following practice philosophy:

  • Treat every client with compassion and respect;
  • Negotiate from a position of strength;
  • Be more professional;
  • Be better prepared;
  • Always lead the case.

McKinley Irvin proudly serves Washington State and Oregon with offices in:

Seattle, Washington
Bellevue, Washington
Kirkland, Washington
Issaquah, Washington
Everett, Washington
Tacoma, Washington
Puyallup, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Portland, Oregon

Visit our website, for more information on our offices and our attorneys.


McKinley Irvin is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Seattle, WA
Tier 1 for Family Law


Metro Rankings

Seattle, WA
Tier 1 for Family Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Ranked #5 in Puget Sound Business Journal’s "100 Best Workplaces In Washington" for 2023
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • Oregon Super Lawyers
  • Ranked as a Band 1 law firm for Family/Matrimonial High Net Worth by Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for 2023

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