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Divorce Lawyers David Starks, Jennifer Payseno, and Marc Christianson

Selecting the right family law attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make in your case. Our Washington and Oregon divorce attorneys are among the best and the brightest — accomplished and recognized attorneys at the cutting edge of divorce and family law practice.

Confidence and comfort in your legal team are paramount when the personal stakes are so high, and we are committed to earning your trust through frequent and honest communications, exceptional legal representation, and the highest level of integrity.

To select the attorney who’s right for you, use the search tool above, browse the profiles below, or contact our family law client services staff for assistance.

Annelisa Smith

Annelisa Smith

Office Locations: Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Annelisa is a hard-working Portland divorce attorney who knows how to think on her feet and solve problems - demonstrated by her experience with litigation of domestic relations, juvenile...

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Anthony Zorich

Anthony Zorich

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Unmarried Couples

Anthony (Tony) Zorich always begins his approach to family law matters by first gaining a crucial understanding of all factors involved, then creating effective strategies to help ensure the best...

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Brien Galbraith

Brien Galbraith

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Having practiced family law in King County since graduating from law school, Brien has achieved a remarkable depth of experience in advising and representing clients in all family law matters...

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Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce

Christina is a goal focused strategic planner who believes strongly in results. A family law intern during law school and former public interest attorney, Christina returned to family law after...

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Collin McKean

Collin McKean

Office Locations: Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Collin McKean was exposed to the legal field at an early age. Growing up, he watched his father practice in a small town in eastern Washington. Collin realized early on the amount of skill and...

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David Starks

David Starks

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

David Starks is McKinley Irvin's Managing Partner and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He focuses his practice in the 

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Elizabeth A. Hoffman

Elizabeth A. Hoffman

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Unmarried Couples

Elizabeth (Liz) A. Hoffman assists clients in resolving difficult and oftentimes emotional disputes while successfully navigating them through complex procedures or litigation. She approaches...

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J. Blake Hilty

J. Blake Hilty

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

J. Blake Hilty started practicing family law to help people navigate a multi-faceted legal system during one of the most difficult transitions in their personal lives. Based in

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Jamie R. Walker

Jamie R. Walker

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Unmarried Couples

Jamie R. Walker approaches each case with the same sense of urgency and intensity felt by her clients when faced with a family law issue. Her goal in the practice of family law is to help them...

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Jennifer Payseno

Jennifer Payseno

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce

Behind Jennifer Payseno's calm and deliberate demeanor are the intellect and ability of one of Seattle's finest family law attorneys. Practicing since 1992 and affiliated with McKinley Irvin since...

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Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Unmarried Couples

Jessica Moore brings an unusually broad academic background to the practice of law. A magna cum laude graduate of Whitworth University, the associate attorney earned a B.A. in Economics with...

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Kim Schnuelle

Kim Schnuelle

Office Locations: Bellevue, WA - Seattle, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Unmarried Couples

Kim Schnuelle is an experienced, strategic negotiator and litigator who focuses on complex child support, paternity, judicial enforcement cases, and divorce in

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Laura Carlsen

Laura Carlsen

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Unmarried Couples

Laura Carlsen's practice emphasizes a wide range of family law matters in Tacoma and Pierce County including divorce, child custody, military family...

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Lindsay D. Camandona

Lindsay D. Camandona

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Unmarried Couples

Family law attorney Lindsay D. Camandona is a fifth-generation Tacoma native who represents clients in a wide range of divorce, custody, and family law matters at the McKinley Irvin

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Lindsay Noel

Lindsay Noel

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Wanting her practice of law to have a positive effect on clients, Lindsay attended law school with the intent of becoming a family law attorney. As an associate at McKinley Irvin's

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Marc T. Christianson

Marc T. Christianson

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Marc Christianson began practicing family law in 1976. He has distinguished himself as one of Washington's premier divorce and family law attorneys, widely admired for both his skill and...

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Mark Arend

Mark Arend

Office Locations: Puyallup, WA - Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning, Gay & LGBT Family Law, Unmarried Couples

As a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, businessman, and now family law attorney, Mark knows how to go into an adversarial environment and achieve a beneficial outcome. He puts these skills to use...

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Michael Hallas

Michael Hallas

Office Locations: Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA
Practice Areas: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence

Michael Hallas practiced general civil litigation before turning his focus to family law in 2007. He now uses his civil litigation experience to help married and unmarried parties fight for their...

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Mindy Stannard

Mindy Stannard

Office Locations: Portland, OR - Vancouver, WA
Practice Areas: Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Gay & LGBT Family Law, Unmarried Couples

Portland family law attorney Mindy Stannard knows many different areas of law (business, real estate, employment, criminal), but she was ultimately drawn to practice exclusively family law. What...

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Rita Herrera Irvin

Rita Herrera Irvin

Rita Herrera Irvin, a founding partner of McKinley Irvin, chose to practice in the area of family law because it is a dynamic, challenging legal environment requiring well honed negotiating and...

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Sands McKinley

Sands McKinley

Sands is a founding partner of McKinley Irvin. Together with his partners, they have built a firm focused on client service and care, professionalism, expansive legal knowledge and a strong...

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