Brent Bohan


Bellevue | Seattle

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Interesting notes about Brent
Secret talent: I can lift a car off you
Best Concert: Pearl Jam
Netflix binge series: Parks and Recreation

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About Brent Bohan

Brent Bohan is a family law and divorce attorney with high energy and a powerful drive to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.

While running a private practice, Brent discovered his talent for family law. He loves helping people solve problems, and family law provided a challenging and rewarding way to do so. Brent now focuses his practice on family law and divorce, including high asset divorce and LGBT family law.

Known for being a tough litigator, Brent combines a talent in the courtroom with his ability to develop productive and friendly relationships with the opposing counsel in a high stakes environment.

"I get a lot done by simply picking up the phone and having a rational discussion with the opposing counsel," Brent says. "But when I say "I'll see you in court," I mean it. Most attorneys know when I call them that if we don"t resolve our problem reasonably, they will be facing a motion. I"ve found this approach extremely effective in working towards a resolution, whether we end up in court or mediation."

Brent places a strong client-attorney relationship at the cornerstone of his practice. Due to the turbulent nature of many family law cases, Brent works to ensure his clients feel secure and confident in the representation he provides.

Brent is an active member of several legal organizations, including serving on the Board of Trustees of the King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. He also volunteers for the KCBA neighborhood clinic program, family law program, and domestic violence squad.

Outside of the legal realm, Brent is devoted to Crossfit and tends to get a little too enthusiastic about his training. He unwinds by getting outdoors and spending time with friends and his Boston Terrier, Logan.

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  • Board of Trustees, King County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division


  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section & Litigation Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section & Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section & Young Lawyers Division
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Trial Bar
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member and Attorney Member
  • Washington Mediation Association
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  • JD, Vermont Law School
  • MA, Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School
  • BA, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, University of Washington
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Publications & Presentations


  • Contributor, "Filing for Divorce? Get Organized," 425 Business Magazine, 2017
  • Author, “Why I Love Being a Member of the YLD,” King County Bar Bulletin, 2014
  • Author, “Thinking About Using Social Media During Divorce? Think Again,” Avvo Legal Guide
  • Author, “Should I Stay in the Marital Home During Divorce,” Avvo Legal Guide
  • Author, “How Do I Get Child Custody in Washington State,” Avvo Legal Guide
  • Author, “Helpful Tips on How to Prepare for Divorce,” Avvo Legal Guide


  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
"Thanks for all the work for our family over the past year. We’re really glad you are on our side."
"David remained very level headed and family focused throughout our proceedings. That said, I always felt my specific needs were very well ..."
"Without David and Sam, there is no way I could have made it through this exceptionally difficult time in my life. I cannot imagine two ..."
"My daughter is the sunshine of my life. I felt despair and a sense of helplessness on the day I was served. On the first appointment day ..."
"In our search for a reputable law firm to handle my sister’s divorce case, we explored our options until we found the McKinley Irvin law ..."
"My attorney was very good in and out of the courtroom. Always kept me up to date on any issues that came up and was very knowledgeable on ..."
"I would like to give my sincere appreciation to Jennifer Payseno and staff. You all stood by me no matter how trying my case got. I always ..."
"Dave, thank you very much for doing such a wonderful job. It has been a pleasure working with you."
"From start to finish, the team at McKinley Irvin took care of me and my family. I couldn’t ask for more. What happened in court was exactly ..."
"I have dealt with approximately 4 lawyers in the past from other law firms. Laura from McKinley Irvin, however, handled my case with ..."
"I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help with my case. I know the call I got from your office was an answer to my tearful and ..."
"I am so very thankful that I chose to work with McKinley Irvin and the wonderful staff they have in place. Highly recommended!"
"A huge weight and amount of stress was lifted as soon as I hired Jamie Walker. Having her on my team was exactly the peace of mind I needed ..."
"Getting a divorce was hard enough as it is. I was nervous and just wanted to get it over with before my ex-wife thought of anything else she ..."
"[My attorney] spoke English – as oppposed to ‘legalese’. She was able to propose a number of options and alternatives for various scenarios, ..."
"Marc provided steady counsel and support through the emotional times. He kept us focused and moving forward during the meetings."
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