McKinley Irvin: Exclusive Tacoma Family Lawyer in 2010 Washington Super Lawyers
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McKinley Irvin: Exclusive Tacoma Family Lawyer in 2010 Washington Super Lawyers

Posted on December 10, 2010 02:50pm

TACOMA — McKinley Irvin, Washington’s largest law firm focused exclusively on divorce and family law, announced today that Marc T. Christianson has been named the city’s exclusive “Super Lawyer” practicing Family Law for the 2010 Washington Super Lawyers. The 2010 recognition marks Christianson’s fifth year as a Washington Super Lawyer.

Christianson is the partner in charge at the McKinley Irvin Tacoma office and was one of three McKinley Irvin attorneys named to the state’s 2010 Super Lawyers listing. The firm also has two lawyers named as 2010 Rising Stars. The annual award recognizes the top five percent of attorneys in Washington State for their professional achievement.

“Marc Christianson is a well-known and beloved 34-year-veteran family law attorney in Tacoma and that has not gone unnoticed by Super Lawyers,” said Sands McKinley, co- founder and managing partner of McKinley Irvin. “His commitment to area clients ensures the McKinley Irvin tradition of excellent representation and attentive client service continues in our Tacoma office.”

Practicing family law in Tacoma since 1976, Christianson is a past president of the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and was the first president of the Tacoma- Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section. He is a past chair of the Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee and concluded another three-year term on that committee in 2008. Christianson was the only Tacoma family law attorney, and one of three Washington family law attorneys selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in the field of Family Law (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

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Lorraine Montez, 206.264.4515.


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Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm, and the largest family law firm in the state
of Washington. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991 – handling
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