Erin Blower



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Dream dinner guest: Jane Austen
Super power I wish I had: Slayer strength
Favorite TV show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls
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About Erin Blower

Erin Blower feels fulfilled in practicing family law.

"Family law is a helping profession. I enjoy working closely with people to get them to a better place. It is personal and meaningful work."

Erin understands how unsettling a family law case can be. She is sensitive to the emotional impact of the divorce process on both her clients and their families.

"These cases are not just legal or financial - these are times of huge transition and emotional upheaval in people’s lives. It’s important to work with an empathetic attorney who understands the whole picture."

Erin guides clients in trying to find resolution of their problems through alternative dispute resolution. She skillfully brings issues to court when agreed solutions are not possible. She feels gratified when her clients succeed in regaining security, peace of mind, and relief from a personal ordeal.

With significant experience in domestic violence cases, Erin is a trusted resource for community and court advocates. She serves as secretary of the DOVE Project, a domestic violence resource organization that emphasizes prevention through education.

Originally from Minnesota, Erin lives on Vashon Island with her family. When she’s not working, Erin can be found cheering on her children’s sports teams and enjoying Vashon’s hiking trails.

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  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2012 - Present
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2013 - Present
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2007 - Present

Community Activities

  • Board Member, DOVE Project, 2017 - 2018
  • Secretary, DOVE Project, 2019 – Present
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  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
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Publications & Presentations


  • Presenter, Mental Health Evidence in Custody and Abuse Cases, Discovery and Evidence in Divorce, 2016
  • 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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