Continued Investment in Tacoma
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Continued Investment in Tacoma

Posted on December 10, 2010 02:50pm

SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firm focused exclusively on divorce and family law, announced today the firm’s continued, long-term investment in Tacoma with the opening of its fourth office in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area, located downtown at Wells Fargo Plaza.

McKinley Irvin‘s newest Tacoma office, at 1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 2000, will be led by partner in charge Marc Christianson, a 36-year veteran family law attorney. Recently, Christianson was named Tacoma’s only “Super Lawyer” practicing family law in the 2010 Washington Super Lawyers® listing. The 2010 recognition marks Christianson’s fifth consecutive year as a Washington Super Lawyer.

“We are keenly aware of the tremendous opportunity Tacoma presents, and we are excited about expanding our presence in the area. Our new location will allow us to better serve our clients in Tacoma and Pierce County,” said Sands McKinley, co- founder and managing partner of McKinley Irvin. “Our top-notch team of lawyers is committed to our firm’s tradition of excellent representation and attentive client service in the region.”

McKinley Irvin opened its first Tacoma office in April 2010. As Tacoma residents, the firm’s founders Sands McKinley and Rita Irvin view this continued investment in the city as an opportunity to fully integrate the firm’s attorneys into the greater Tacoma community. In addition, they believe this investment will contribute to the city’s forward momentum.

McKinley Irvin is the most established divorce and family law firm in the state of Washington and the largest in the Pacific Northwest. McKinley Irvin’s attorneys have more than 240 years of combined family law experience. Practicing at the leading edge of family law, attorneys at McKinley Irvin are known as leaders in their field.


Lorraine Montez, 206.264.4515.


Headquartered in Seattle and with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, McKinley
Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm, and the largest family law firm in the
Pacific Northwest. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991 -
handling complex family law cases involving divorce, domestic partnerships, child
custody and international family law matters. For more information about McKinley Irvin,
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