Kathy Root added to Oregon Super Lawyers® 2011 List
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Kathy Root added to Oregon Super Lawyers® 2011 List

Posted on July 14, 2011 02:40pm

PORTLAND — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, announced today that partner in charge Kathryn Smith Root has been named to the 2011 Oregon Super Lawyers list.

The annual Oregon Super Lawyers list is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in Oregon State are selected by Super Lawyers.

This is the second time that Ms. Root has been included in Oregon Super Lawyers. Named partner in charge of the new McKinley Irvin Portland office in January 2011, Ms. Root leads the firm’s family law practice in the Portland metropolitan area.

“Kathy Root is one of Portland’s most talented family law attorneys and we are proud to see her accomplishments recognized by the Oregon legal community,” said Sands McKinley, cofounder and managing partner of McKinley Irvin. “As leader of our Portland office, Kathy’s experience, reputation, and recognition from organizations like Super Lawyers are a great expression of the exceptional legal work our firm is dedicated to providing.”

In addition to their Portland office, McKinley Irvin has offices in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. Six attorneys from their Washington offices have also been recently named to the Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2011 list.


The Super Lawyers lists, first published in 1991, are published nationwide. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business (acquired by Thomson Reuters in February 2010). Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com, where lawyers can be searched by practice area and location.


With offices throughout the Northwest, McKinley Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm, and one of the largest family law firms in the Pacific Northwest. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991—handling complex family law cases involving divorce, custody and international matters. For more information about McKinley Irvin, visit us at www.mckinleyirvin.com.

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