19 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Included in 2022 Best Lawyers® List; Partner David Starks Named “Lawyer of The Year” in Family Law
SEATTLE – August 19, 2021 – McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest's premier family law firm, announced today that nineteen of the firm’s attorneys have been listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Partner David Starks has been named the 2022 “Lawyer of The Year” for family law in the Seattle Metro Area.
This is David Starks’ first “Lawyer of the Year” recognition and his tenth consecutive year named to The Best Lawyers in America list. Best Lawyers selects only one “Lawyer of the Year” for each practice area and geographic location. This honor is given to the attorney who received the highest overall peer-feedback. David is the fourth attorney at McKinley Irvin to be recognized as a Family Law Lawyer of the Year, following Elizabeth Michelson in 2017, Marc Christianson in 2015, and Gordon Wilcox in 2012.
Including David Starks, McKinley Irvin commends the following attorneys who were distinguished in Best Lawyers for 2022:
- Lindsay Camandona, Partner
- Janet A. George, Of Counsel
- Timea Hanratty, Attorney
- Elizabeth A. Michelson, Of Counsel
- Jennifer Payseno, Partner
- Laura Sell, Law Practice Managing Partner
- David B. Starks, Partner
- Gordon W. Wilcox, Of Counsel
The firm also congratulates the following lawyers who have been recognized in the 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This is the first year that Faye BreitReed, Jack Dekovich, Rainer Frank, Hillary Roberts Griffith, and Eliabeth Hoffman have been listed.
- Brent Bohan, Partner
- Faye BreitReed, Attorney
- Jack Dekovich, Attorney
- Brian Edwards, Senior Attorney
- Rainer Frank, Senior Attorney
- Hillary Roberts-Griffith, Attorney
- Elizabeth Hoffman, Senior Attorney
- Lindsay Noel, Senior Attorney
- Samuel Page, Attorney
- Casey Sanders, Attorney
- Lisa M. Ward, Attorney
The Best Lawyers in America listing is determined by an extensive peer review process to achieve a consensus on the leading attorneys in each legal practice area for their geographical region. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, and inclusion in Best Lawyers is widely considered to be a significant honor.
A total of 55 family law attorneys in Washington state are included in The Best Lawyers in America list. With 8 attorneys listed as Best Lawyers and 10 recognized as Ones to Watch, McKinley Irvin is the most-listed firm in the state for each category in the practice area of family law.
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, military family law, and other family law practice areas.