Ron Nerio


Tacoma | Puyallup

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Interesting notes about Ron
I like my eggs: With lots of hot sauce
Favorite band: Foo Fighters
Collections: Starbucks mugs from around the world

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About Ron Nerio

Since 2006, family law attorney Ron Nerio has dedicated himself to helping people through a legal process and coming out on the other side with a more hopeful future. His dedication to passionate, thoughtful advocacy is matched only by his litigation skills and stellar record of negotiating settlement agreements that are beneficial to his clients.

"When someone faces a divorce or other family law matter, I make sure they understand their rights, what they are entitled to, and how we are going to achieve the best possible results,” says Ron. “I start by alleviating the most pressing problems—providing some relief and support. Then it’s time to get proactive and steadily progress their case to a positive resolution."

Ron has practiced in family law as a private attorney, a government child support attorney, and a Superior Court family law facilitator, providing him with an extensive knowledge base and well-rounded view of the intricacies of family law. He is also experienced in the complexities of high-conflict divorce and child custody matters.

Ron has extensive trial experience and is known as a fierce advocate in court when the case calls for it. He also recognizes that not every case needs to be litigated at trial and will use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques to minimize conflict and negotiate issues in a case.

Outside of work, Ron loves to run. He finished his first half marathon in 2015 and is now training for a full marathon. He is continually trying to find new salmon recipes and the perfect bottle of Port wine. Ron is a football and baseball fan, and claims his fantasy football teams are nearly unbeatable.

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


  • US Federal Court, Eastern District
  • US Federal Court, Northern District
  • United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
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  • J.D., Golden Gate Law School
  • Master of Public Administration, California State University – Fullerton
  • B.A., Political Science, University of California – Irvine
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Publications & Presentations



  • “Ethics and the Solo Practitioner,” NALS Annual Ethics CLE, 2019

  • 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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