John Rosecrans



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Interesting notes about John
Favorite team: WSU - Go Cougs!
Favorite song: Canon in D
First job: Masonry

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About John Rosecrans

John Rosecrans is an accomplished family law attorney with considerable experience litigating complex, high net-worth dissolutions. His calm demeanor and steady, logical approach serve to make the divorce process easier for his clients.

Counseling his clients with candor and consideration, John believes in setting reasonable and accurate expectations from the onset of a case. He believes that clients deserve full transparency, which he provides.

“I am most gratified when my clients tell me that I communicated well throughout the case, and that it all happened as I said it would.”

John is highly regarded in the legal community for his integrity, legal knowledge, and dedication to his clients. He is a regular speaker on the topic of divorce and an author of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Deskbook. He also serves as a Commissioner Pro Tempore in King County Superior Court, presiding over Family Court matters when a sitting Commissioner is unavailable.

After years of managing a thriving law practice, John made the pivotal professional decision to join McKinley Irvin as a Partner in 2022. He is excited to work alongside, rather than against, the attorneys he has admired for their exceptional lawyering skills and like-minded approach to client service.

John lives in Shoreline with his wife and four children. He enjoys quiet activities that allow for self-reflection, including distance running and body building. A patron of the arts, he holds season tickets to the Fifth Avenue Theater and Seattle Symphony.

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  • Commissioner Pro Tempore In the King County Superior Court, Family Law Motions Calendar, 2022 - Present


  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
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J.D., Seattle University School of Law
B.A., Washington State University

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Publications & Presentations


  • Author, Chapter 31: Valuation of Property, Washington Family Law Deskbook, WSBA Continuing Legal Education, 202
  • Contributing Author, WSBA Family Law Deskbook, Chapter 31, 2022


  • Monthly Speaker, Second Saturday Divorce Workshop, 2019 – Present

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  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Washington's Best Workplaces 2023
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2024
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
"Thanks for all the work for our family over the past year. We’re really glad you are on our side."
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