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About McKinley Irvin

McKinley Irvin is the region's premier family law firm, providing exceptional legal counsel and support to families throughout the Pacific Northwest. With offices in Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Everett, Tacoma, Puyallup, Vancouver, and Portland, McKinley Irvin is a leader in all facets of family law including divorce, child custody and support, alternative dispute resolution, LGBT law, and military family law.

Our Dedicated Team

Our clients benefit from McKinley Irvin's diverse team of dedicated legal professionals, working together to achieve successful results while always focusing on our clients' well-being. Our divorce and family law lawyers are highly respected for their mastery of the field of family law and deep understanding of the legal nuances that sometimes can make or break a case. They are industry leaders and among the best in the country. Many have been peer reviewed, spoken on family law topics around the world, and recognized by industry ratings services including The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Browse through the McKinley Irvin attorney profiles to find an attorney with the skills and experience that are best suited to your unique case, or contact one of our client services team members to assist you in selecting the right lawyer for you.

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Our Philosophy: We Protect What You Value Most®

We meet our clients during some of the most stressful and trying times in their lives. We understand what is at stake and have dedicated ourselves to helping our clients preserve what they value most. Our ultimate goal is ensuring our clients' well-being—both in the confidence gained from an experienced and knowledgeable legal team, and the comfort offered from a compassionate attorney willing to take the time to navigate you through what is often a complicated and emotional process.

Our Commitment: We Provide Personalized Client Service

Since 1991, we have helped thousands of individuals from all walks of life, including LGBT families, United States servicemen and women, business owners, and employees from some of the area's largest companies and organizations.

Every client relationship is treated as unique and special. At the beginning of each client relationship, we develop a unique client service plan. We spend the time necessary to understand each client's communication styles and preferences, which enables us to deliver both successful legal results as well as excellent personal service.

Our secure online client portal allows our clients to communicate with us privately, and provides each client with secure storage and access to case documents, both during and after the matter is concluded.

Our Offices: We Are Where You Are

McKinley Irvin's co-founders Sands McKinley and Rita Irvin are proud to call the Pacific Northwest their home. Our firm has become the region's largest firm focusing exclusively on family law. We serve clients who are involved in Washington or Oregon divorce and family law matters from our offices in:

  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • 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