Lindsay Noel


Tacoma | Puyallup

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Interesting notes about Lindsay:
Best job perk: My coworkers
Pets: 3 dachshunds - Gus, Luna and Ginger
Best concert: Soundgarden at the Gorge

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About Lindsay Noel

Wanting her practice of law to have a positive effect on clients, Lindsay attended law school with the intent of becoming a family law attorney. As an associate at McKinley Irvin's Tacoma law office, Lindsay’s calm demeanor and bright intellect give her (and the clients she works with) the edge in attaining advantageous legal solutions in stressful situations.

Lindsay understands that each client requires a unique result to his or her own personal situation. “There are no boilerplate results in family law,” Lindsay says. “I approach family law cases with an open mind and learn as much about the client as possible.”

Because a family law case almost always results in major transformations in a person’s life, Lindsay not only seeks legal solutions for her clients, but also looks for resources that may help the client adjust to these changes.

"Practicing family law gives me an opportunity to get to know clients as individuals," says Lindsay. "I get a chance to learn what they want for their family, and then use that information to advocate for them. I like that family law allows me to help people as well as protect their legal interests."

In addition, Lindsay’s experience working with children allows her to provide good counsel to clients facing family law issues involving kids.

"I can help identify results that are most appropriate for a family with young children,” she says. “Helping parents recognize how their children might react during their family law case allows us to identify ways to minimize the effects on their children."

Lindsay is also a committed volunteer, providing family law services helping children through King County’s Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program.

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  • Trustee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section


  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section

Community Activities

  • Family Law CASA of King County (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
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  • 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
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Publications & Presentations



  • “Ethics in Family Law: Tricky Situations,” CLE, 2015
  • “Family Law - Advanced Issues,” CLE, 2014
  • 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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