Jamie R. Walker


Tacoma | Puyallup

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About Jamie R. Walker

Jamie R. Walker approaches each case with the same sense of urgency and intensity felt by her clients when faced with a family law issue. Her goal in the practice of family law is to help them through this process successfully and provide a positive impact on the rest of their lives. Jamie represents clients in Washington State family law matters from our offices in Tacoma and Puyallup.

Experienced in a broad range of family law matters, including divorce and parenting custody issues, Jamie understands the stressful transition her clients are going through. With extensive experience in the Pierce and South King County courtrooms, Jamie is a strong litigator and well-versed at achieving success in court. She finds this also gives her an edge at the negotiating table.

Jamie believes the first step in any case is developing a strong, individualized strategy.

"I know how to posture my cases for resolution, both inside and outside of the courtroom," says Jamie.”I find that my willingness to go to court is often what can drive the settlement process with the other side. Whether we settle the case with the assistance of local mediators and arbitrators or in front of a judge, I use every asset at my disposal to gain a positive result as quickly and efficiently as possible."

In litigation or negotiation, Jamie’s dedicated approach does not change. Getting a case moving quickly, without sacrificing quality or strategy, is something Jamie knows her clients value.

In every family law matter, Jamie also understands the importance of addressing both the client’s case and their life beyond the case, to make certain that the desired outcome is both positive and practical.

"I get to know my clients so that I understand where they are coming from, what their current situation is, and what their goals are after the case is finished,” she explains. “I never end a case with a client wondering, ‘what do I do now?’ I consider it part of my role to help my client plan for the future."

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  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County
  • Tacoma–Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • South King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • King County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer's Association
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
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  • J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law
  • B.A., Western Washington University, Dean's List
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Publications & Presentations



  • "Grandparents' Rights," NALS Annual Ethics CLE, 2019
  • Podcast: Jamie Walker, Divorce Attorney Discusses How to Not Get to Divorce,” Inspirational Women with Kate Daniels Warm 106.9, 2017
  • “Preparing Your Case for Trial,” Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association CLE, 2017
  • “Pre-Trial Strategy in Family Law Cases,” 19th Annual Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Convention 2013
  • High Conflict Custody, Family Law Speaker Series CLE, 2013
  • 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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