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Press Center - posted in 2023

  • McKinley Irvin Named in 2024 Best Law Firms®

    SEATTLE – November 2, 2024 – McKinley Irvin, Washington’s largest family law firm, announced today that the firm has earned a First Tier Ranking in the Seattle Metropolitan Area for Family Law in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms. This is the 13 th consecutive year McKinley Irvin has achieved placement on the Best Law Firms list. To be considered as a candidate, the firm must have at least one attorney currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, an annual peer-review based ranking of lawyers. McKinley Irvin has ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Three Attorneys in Seattle

    SEATTLE – October 23, 2023 – McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm, announced today that three attorneys have joined the firm. Ericka Kendall, Support Attorney, Seattle Ericka Kendall previously served as a King County Deputy Prosecutor and earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Before that, she worked as an animal behavior researcher and office manager in a psychology practice. Colin Patzer, Support Attorney, Seattle Prior to joining MI, Colin Patzer served as a Deputy Prosecutor at ...
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  • 29 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2024’s The Best Lawyers In America

    SEATTLE – August 17, 2023 – McKinley Irvin, the Pacific Northwest’s premier family law firm, announced today that twenty-nine of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2024 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Partner David Starks has been named the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for family law in the Seattle Metro Area. “Lawyer of the Year” is given to the attorney who receives the highest overall peer feedback for each practice area and geographic location. This is the second time Starks has ...
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  • Family Law Attorney Joel C. Odimba, Jr. Joins McKinley Irvin in Seattle

    Seattle, WA – August 14, 2023 - McKinley Irvin announced that attorney Joel C. Odimba, Jr. has joined the firm’s Seattle office. Odimba represents clients in all family law matters, including divorce, child custody, child support, legal separation, LGBT family law, and domestic violence. Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers® every year since 2020, Odimba has been consistently recognized by his peers in the legal community. He has held several leadership roles within the Loren Miller Bar Association, served on the Family Law ...
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  • 26 McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys named to 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    SEATTLE – July 31, 2023 – McKinley Irvin, the Northwest’s premier family law firm, announced today that 26 of its attorneys have been selected to the 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Having 26 attorneys listed is a new firm record. Each year, only 5 percent of all attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers and 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers are nominated by their peers for their professional accomplishments and dedication to the practice of law. Finalists are selected using independent, ...
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  • Chambers Recognizes McKinley Irvin and Partners in 2023 High Net Worth Guide

    SEATTLE – July 20, 2023 – McKinley Irvin, the Northwest’s premier family law firm, announced today it has been ranked along with Partners David Starks and Jennifer Payseno in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide for 2023. A leading legal rankings company, Chambers delivers detailed insight into the world’s top lawyers and law firms. The 2023 High Net Worth Guide identifies and ranks the best lawyers, law firms, and professional advisors globally for international private wealth. Law firms and individual lawyers are ...
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  • Senior Attorney Brandy Andersson Joins McKinley Irvin in Kirkland

    Kirkland, WA – March 1, 2023 – McKinley Irvin announced today that Brandy Andersson has joined the firm in its Kirkland office as a Senior Attorney. Andersson has been practicing law since 2002. Originally a felony criminal prosecutor, she later transitioned to family law. She spent several years at Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) and most recently managed a solo family law practice, where she also served as a Guardian ad Litem. After receiving her Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law, Andersson ...
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  • "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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