About Lindsay Noel
Helping clients reclaim themselves—and their lives—impels every
aspect of Lindsay Noel’s work. The summa cum laude law graduate
of Seattle University School of Law says she never forgets that the personal
aspects of family law are as critical as the legal considerations.
“I’m in the people business as much as the legal business,” says this Tacoma-based member of the McKinley Irvin team for whom family law practice is deeply personal. While a college student, Lindsay’s parents engaged in a complex legal process to secure permanent custody of her cousins’ children. The experience, she says, positions her to provide especially effective, compassionate counsel to clients facing family law issues like child custody and child support.
"There are no boilerplate cases in family law. I learn as much as possible about each of my clients. I listen carefully and respectfully to their individual stories in order to identify compelling, often unique issues and circumstances. Sharing these considerations effectively with the courts is critical to securing the best possible outcome in each case."
All of this requires meticulous attention to the details, Lindsay adds, to make certain that mediators and judges are getting the “full picture” of myriad facts that inevitably accompany every case (financial accounts, property holdings, career considerations, parenting issues, and more). It also means developing a professional reputation for candor and integrity.
"It’s important that members of the judiciary know they can trust you,” insists the former trustee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. “When you have a difficult case or a situation that is a bit different from the norm, the court is more likely to land on your side if they know you are competent, trustworthy, and honest."
Those are the very traits Lindsay says she most admires in her McKinley Irvin colleagues, a fact that prompted her to join the firm some 10 years ago.
"It’s an honor to be affiliated with the largest family law firm in the Northwest,” she notes. “I can trust the people for whom I work; and they can trust me."Next >>
- Secretary, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2015
- Trustee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2013-2014
- Court Appointed Special Advocate, Family Law CASA of King CountyTrustee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section
- Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Convention Committee
- Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
- Robert J. Bryan American Inns of Court
- J.D., Seattle University School of Law, Summa Cum Laude
- Seattle University Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
- B.A., University of Washington, Dean's List
Publications & Presentations
- Co-authored with Lindsay Camandona, Chapter 11: Separations: De Facto and Filing for Legal Separation, Washington Family Law Deskbook, WSBA Continuing Legal Education, 2022
- Author, Part Four: Parentage, Chapter 9 Domestic Relations Practice, 2019 Washington Lawyers Practice Manual, King County Bar Association, June 2020
- “Gray Divorce: A Comprehensive Legal Guide for Divorce After 50,” McKinley Irvin Legal Resource Guide, 2015
- “Ethics in Family Law: Tricky Situations,” CLE, 2015
- “Family Law - Advanced Issues,” CLE, 2014