29 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2024’s The Best Lawyers In America
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29 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Listed in 2024’s The Best Lawyers In America

Posted on August 17, 2023 09:37am

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 been honored with this designation after first receiving it in 2022. He has been included in Best Lawyers list every year since 2012.

The annual Best Lawyers listing is determined by a comprehensive peer review process to select the leading attorneys in each legal practice area for their geographical region. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is widely considered to be a significant honor.

McKinley Irvin congratulated the following 16 lawyers named to the 2024 The Best Lawyers in America list:

McKinley Irvin also congratulated the following lawyers recognized in the 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a category that recognizes lawyers earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence. Four of the firm’s attorneys were included in the Ones to Watch list for the first time: Rachel Bender, Courtney Bellio, Amy Carei, and Hillary Dawn. The full list includes:

McKinley Irvin also received five “Top-Listed” designations, which are given to the firm with the most recognized lawyers in a particular location and practice area. These include:

The Best Lawyers in America (2024 Edition)

  • Top-listed for family law in Washington: 16 lawyers
  • Top-listed for family law in Seattle: 8 lawyers
  • Top-listed for family law in Tacoma: 4 lawyers

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2024 Edition)

  • Top-listed for family law in the United States: 13 lawyers
  • Top-listed for family law in Washington: 11 lawyers

To learn more about the Best Lawyers peer-review publication and methodology, visit bestlawyers.com. For more information on McKinley Irvin and the firm’s attorneys, visit mckinelyirvin.com.


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.

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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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