McKinley Irvin Named a 2016 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News
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McKinley Irvin Named a 2016 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News

Posted on November 05, 2015 04:11pm

The Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm receives distinction for a fifth consecutive year

SEATTLE – Nov. 5, 2015 – For the fifth consecutive year, McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm, is honored to announce that it has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers as one of the nation’s “Best Law Firms” in the Tier 1 Seattle-metro category for Family Law.

The annual rankings are a go-to resource for those seeking legal assistance, listing the nation’s highest performing law firms by specialty.

“We as a firm are committed to be the best for our clients as a group and individually,” said Sands McKinley, founder and CEO of McKinley Irvin. “It’s the talent of our attorneys and the dedication of our staff that has allowed us to serve our clients successfully for more than 20 years.”

To be eligible for this ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer included in Best Lawyers. McKinley Irvin has three – Marc Christianson, David Starks, and Gordon Wilcox – all practicing in our Washington offices. Selection for this honor is based on a rigorous evaluation process, including client and peer evaluations which address expertise, responsiveness and civility. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

Providing exceptional legal counsel and support to families throughout the Pacific Northwest for more than two decades, with a team including 29 attorneys, McKinley Irvin strives to maintain its position as a leader in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody and child support, LGBT family law, international family law, and military family law. McKinley Irvin serves communities throughout Western Washington and Portland, Ore.

To learn more about McKinley Irvin’s experience in family law, service philosophy and attorneys, visit


About McKinley Irvin

Founded in 1991, McKinley Irvin is the Pacific Northwest’s premier law firm focusing exclusively on the practice of family law. McKinley Irvin attorneys are known for their effective legal representation and compassionate client service, representing clients in family law matters including divorce (dissolution), child custody, child support, relocation, parenting plan and child support modifications, international family law, domestic partnerships, and other family law practice areas.

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