Danielle LaBelle


Bellevue | Seattle

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Interesting notes about Danielle
Nickname: Danger
Favorite team: WSU Cougs!
I'm happiest: In the sunshine

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About Danielle LaBelle

Danielle LaBelle is a family attorney through and through—she has focused her practice on family law matters since the day she became a lawyer. Her goal is to help clients in critical family situations achieve a resolution that is not only advantageous to them under the law, but also leaves them feeling optimistic about their future.

"I want my clients to feel like their voice was heard and their interests were well-represented," says Danielle. "These are difficult and emotional issues. It's my job to ease their stress by tailoring my strategy to best represent the needs of each specific client, whether they need me to be aggressive on their behalf or more collaborative."

Danielle works from the McKinley Irvin Seattle office and has handled dissolutions, legal separations, child custody and child support actions, paternity actions, adoptions, modifications, and domestic violence protection orders in King, Pierce and Thurston County.

Danielle is known by her colleagues for her endless energy and strong work ethic. Her skills are amplified by her passion to help people.

"I find family law very rewarding because I'm able to help people through one of the most difficult times in their lives," she says. "After I hear their stories, I can't help but feel strongly compelled to be their advocate and protect what is most important to them."

When she's not working or rooting for WSU as a die-hard Cougars fan, Danielle enjoys spending time with her very large family.

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  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
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  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.A. Washington State University, History and Political Science
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Publications & Presentations



  • Co-presenter, “Calculating Child Support and Alimony,” Family Law from Start to Finish – a 2-Day Practical Course, National Business Institute, December
  • Presenter, “Do Your Client's Facts Support Filing a Non-Parent Custody Action, De Facto Parentage Action or Step-parent Adoption?” McKinley Irvin Family Law CLE Series, October 2017
  • 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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