Two McKinley Irvin Partners Named AAML Fellows
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Two McKinley Irvin Partners Named AAML Fellows

Posted on March 28, 2024 01:11pm
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SEATTLE, WASH. – March 28, 2024 – McKinley Irvin, Washington’s premiere family law firm, announced today that two McKinley Irvin partners were chosen to receive fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML): Mark Arend and Brent Bohan.

Established in 1962, the AAML is dedicated to fostering leadership that upholds the highest standards of professionalism and excellence within the realm of family law. Academy Fellows are selected based on their proficiency in negotiating and litigating matrimonial and family law matters, as well as their recognition among judges and peers as leading practitioners.

Fellowship is by invitation and reserved for attorneys who meet a comprehensive set of criteria and successfully navigate a rigorous examination process. The criteria includes requirements for state bar membership, legal education, industry reputation, substantial involvement in the field of matrimonial law, trial experience, and good ethical standing on discipline records, among other considerations.

“Mark and Brent’s admission into this prestigious academy is a recognition of the excellent work they deliver to their clients,” says Rita Irvin, Founder and CEO of McKinley Irvin. “We congratulate them on this significant accomplishment.”

There are 26 fellows in the Washington Chapter of the AAML, seven of whom are McKinley Irvin attorneys.



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, and other family law practice areas.


Founded in 1962, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is committed to encouraging the study, improving the practice, and advancing the cause of matrimonial law, in order to better protect the welfare of American families. Comprised of the top matrimonial attorneys throughout the nation, members are recognized experts in the specialized areas of matrimonial law, including divorce, legal separation, annulment, custody, property valuation and division, support, and the rights of unmarried couples. More information about the AAML is available at

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