McKinley Irvin Awards Family Law Scholarship to Lewis & Clark Students
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McKinley Irvin Awards Family Law Scholarship to Lewis & Clark Students

Posted on July 24, 2012 02:25pm

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 this fall.

“The next generations of family law attorneys are learning their trade right now,” said McKinley Irvin Managing Partner David Starks. “At McKinley Irvin, we want to award commitment to family law and help students achieve their academic and professional goals.”

The Lewis and Clark Law Scholarship is a maximum of $7,500 per student, $2,500 being awarded annually for up to three years. The scholarship recipient must meet the following criteria:

  • 2L, 3L, or 4L law student
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of Family Law
  • Demonstrated academic achievement/minimum GPA of 2.95
  • Demonstrated financial need

Scholarship applications are due by September 24, 2012, and the awards banquet will be held on April 20, 2013.


Headquartered in Seattle and with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, McKinley Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm and the largest Washington state family law firm. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991 — handling complex family law cases involving divorce, custody and international matters.

Organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) have recognized the firm and its attorneys for leadership in the practice of family law.

  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent
  • Puget Sound Business Journal Washington's Best Workplaces 2023
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year 2024
  • Avvo Rating 10.0
  • "My attorney was very good in and out of the courtroom. Always kept me up to date on any issues that came up. " R.R.
  • "We would highly recommend the knowledgeable and dedicated law firm of McKinley Irvin to anyone who might be seeking legal services. " P.M.
  • "I knew I had made the right decision. From the beginning of my case to conclusion, I knew I had a great team looking out for my best interest. " Christine P.
  • "I cannot imagine two people better able to represent me " M.L.
  • "I always felt my specific needs were very well represented and that I could count on David to be a trusted adviser. " T.M.
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