McKinley Irvin Named in 2018 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News
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McKinley Irvin Named in 2018 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News

Posted on November 07, 2017 01:10pm

Firm listed for Family Law in both Seattle and Portland Metropolitan areas

SEATTLE – November 7, 2017 – McKinley Irvin announced today that it has been recognized by U.S. News–Best Lawyers® 2018 “Best Law Firms” list in two metropolitan areas in the Pacific Northwest. The firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in Family Law for the Seattle Metro area and a Tier 2 Ranking in Family Law for the Portland Metro area.

This is McKinley Irvin’s seventh consecutive year receiving a Tier 1 Family Law Ranking in the Seattle Metro from U.S. News “Best Law Firms” and the firm’s first year to achieve a ranking in the Portland, Oregon Metro area. The annual rankings published by U.S. News and Best Lawyers identify the nation's highest performing law firms based on a meticulous selection process, including peer reviews addressing expertise, responsiveness, and civility.

To be eligible for ranking in “Best Law Firms,” a firm must have at least one attorney listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Six McKinley Irvin family law attorneys are currently listed in Best Lawyers.

“We appreciate our peers in the legal community and the U.S. News–Best Lawyers organization for recognizing the work of our firm and our remarkable attorneys,” said Rita Irvin, co-founder of McKinley Irvin. “Achieving these distinctions as we continue in our mission to set the highest standards of excellence in family law practice is an honor and inspiration.”

Tiered rankings in metropolitan areas are determined by score. Firms that scored within a certain percentage of the highest-scoring firms are labeled Tier 1, those within a certain percentage of the next highest scoring firms are labeled Tier 2, and so forth.

To view the full U.S. News–Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” listings, visit For more information on McKinley Irvin and the firm’s attorneys, visit


About McKinley Irvin

Founded in 1991, McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest’s premier law firm focusing exclusively on the practice of family law. McKinley Irvin attorneys are known for their effective legal representation and compassionate client service, representing clients in family law matters including divorce (dissolution), child custody, child support, relocation, parenting plan and child support modifications, international family law, military family law, and other family law practice areas.

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  • "My attorney was very good in and out of the courtroom. Always kept me up to date on any issues that came up. " R.R.
  • "We would highly recommend the knowledgeable and dedicated law firm of McKinley Irvin to anyone who might be seeking legal services. " P.M.
  • "I knew I had made the right decision. From the beginning of my case to conclusion, I knew I had a great team looking out for my best interest. " Christine P.
  • "I cannot imagine two people better able to represent me " M.L.
  • "I always felt my specific needs were very well represented and that I could count on David to be a trusted adviser. " T.M.
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