Press Center - posted in 2012

  • U.S. News names McKinley Irvin one of 2012-2013's Best Law Firms

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin announced today that they have received a Metropolitan First-Tier Ranking for Family Law in Seattle as part of the U.S. News 2012-2013 Best Lawyers yearly rankings of “Best Law Firms.” McKinley Irvin is the largest firm in the state of Washington to offer an exclusive focus on the practice area of family law. “It is a great honor for us to once again be recognized as one of the area’s top family law firms,” said Sands McKinley, McKinley Irvin’s cofounder and managing partner. “Over the years, we have ...
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  • What Referendum 74 Means for Same-Sex Couples

    SEATTLE — With the recent passing of Referendum 74, Washington State residents voted to affirm legal recognition of marriage for same-sex couples. At McKinley Irvin, we realize this leaves many questions for same-sex couples. The following is a general overview of the marriage law and the impact it has for same-sex couples and their families. Starting December 6, 2012, same-sex couples, whether registered domestic partners or not, can apply for a marriage license. Marriage licenses are obtained through the county licensing ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Announces New Associate Jill Mullins

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, announces the addition of Associate Jill Mullins to the Seattle office. Jill is a current board member and past president of the GLBT Bar Association of Washington Foundation (QLAW Foundation). She has participated in numerous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) events as both a panelist and speaker. Her article “The Role of the State in Washington Marriage: Same Sex, Different Rights,” appeared in ...
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  • MI Makes Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

    MI is the first law firm ever named to the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List (2011)
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  • J. Blake Hilty McKinley Irvin’s Newest Associate

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, announced today that J. Blake Hilty has joined their Seattle office as an Associate. Hilty has practiced since 2008. He has experience working with clients in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. “Blake is a valuable addition to the firm. His determination in achieving the best possible results for every client is exactly what McKinley Irvin strives for in all of its attorneys,” said Managing Partner ...
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  • David Starks: ABA Outstanding Stand Alone Program

    SEATTLE — David Starks, Managing Partner of family law firm McKinley Irvin, received the 2012 Outstanding Stand Alone Program Award from the American Bar Association. The award is presented on behalf of the ABA Section of International Law to Starks and his peers Melissa Kucinski and Jessica Sandberg for their “International Families: Money, Children and Long Term Planning” Conference. Starks presented at the Washington D.C. conference in June, earning the ABA award. “International Families: Money, Children and Long Term ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Awards Family Law Scholarship to Lewis & Clark Students

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, has established a scholarship at the Lewis and Clark Law School. The award provides law students scholarships for three consecutive academic years beginning August of 2012. McKinley Irvin previously pledged law scholarships to University of Washington and Seattle University students. The firm’s corporate citizenship initiatives expanded this year with the addition of the scholarship to Lewis and Clark ...
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  • Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2012 List

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, the Seattle-based divorce and family law firm, announced today that four McKinley Irvin attorneys have been named to the 2012 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. The annual Washington Super Lawyers list selects attorneys who have attained high peer recognition and professional achievement in Washington law. Selected for inclusion in 2012 Washington Super Lawyers: Marc Christianson, Partner in Charge, Family Law and Collaborative Law Jennifer Payseno, Partner, Family Law David Starks, ...
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  • Washington Super Lawyers

    MI partners Marc Christianson, Jennifer Payseno and David Starks named to Washington Super Lawyers list for 2012
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  • Firm Continues to Grow its Ranks

    SEATTLE — McKinley Irvin, one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest law firms focused exclusively on divorce and family law, today announced that Anthony (Tony) J. Zorich, Jr. has joined its Tacoma office as an Associate. Zorich has practiced family law since 2008. His approach to family law matters is to gain a crucial understanding of the reasons for a case and provide a solid foundation for how that case is handled. Representing clients in all stages of family law matters in King and Pierce counties, Zorich develops ...
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