McKinley Irvin Adds Family Law Attorney Susan Shulenberger
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McKinley Irvin Adds Family Law Attorney Susan Shulenberger

Posted on February 07, 2011 02:45pm

SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, has hired Susan Shulenberger as of counsel at its Seattle office.

Shulenberger brings 28 years of Washington state law experience to McKinley Irvin, with the past 13 years focused exclusively on complex family law. During her first 15 years in law, she built a foundation of experience practicing commercial law in Seattle.

“Susan’s unique skill set in both commercial and family law provides high-net-worth clients with invaluable experience that is unmatched in the Puget Sound area,” said Sands McKinley, co-founder and managing partner of McKinley Irvin. “Furthermore, Susan is a superb communicator and her compassion for clients represents the very best in client service.”

Shulenberger’s cases involve considerable assets such as real estate, stock options, professional practices or closely held businesses, which can often raise complex valuation and distribution issues. She is also trained in alternative dispute resolution
procedures, including mediation and arbitration.

She is the chair of the Washington State Bar Association’s (WSBA) Lawyers’ Fund for the Client Protection Board. Shulenberger is a past chair for the WSBA Character and Fitness Board and worked as disciplinary counsel for the WSBA, where she argued before the Washington State Supreme Court as well as the Disciplinary Board of the WSBA.

A graduate of the University of Washington, Shulenberger earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound School of Law, now the Seattle University School of Law.

McKinley Irvin is one of 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 250 years of combined legal experience in Seattle, Tacoma and now Portland. Practicing at the leading edge of family law, attorneys at McKinley Irvin are known as leaders in their field.


Lorraine Montez, 206.264.4515.


With offices throughout the 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, custody and international matters. For more information about McKinley Irvin, visit us at

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