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J. Blake Hilty is a senior attorney with McKinley Irvin. He primarily represents clients in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. He graduated with his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude, and was also an associate editor for the school’s law review. Blake is a family law attorney because he is passionate about helping people navigate through an often-complex system during a difficult time in their lives. His caseload is made up of child custody, domestic violence, child support and divorce cases. Blake is an exceptional family lawyer in part because of his ability to maintain a balance between aggressive representation and compassionate client service. To learn more about J. Blake Hilty of McKinley Irvin, call the firm today or visit their website.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 60%
    7 years
  2. Child Custody: 15%
    7 years
  3. Family: 15%
    7 years
  4. Child Support: 10%
    7 years



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Gwynna Biggers Norman

    I endorse Blake!


    Gwynna Norman Divorce & Separation Attorney
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  • Shashi Vijay

    Blake took over when the prior counsel withdrew from the case. Blake hit the ground running and was very responsive. He also looked at the case holistically and was effective and efficient. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking a great lawyer.


    Shashi Vijay Litigation Attorney
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Contact info

McKinley Irvin

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA, 98101

McKinley Irvin

601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA, 98004



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice (Divorce)Avvo2015
Clients' Choice (Divorce)Avvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee MemberKing County Bar Association2016 - Present
Family Law MentorKing County Bar Association Family Law Mentor Program2015 - Present
Senior AttorneyMcKinley Irvin2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyEagle Law Offices, PS2008 - 2012
Rule 9 Legal InternWitherspoon Kelley2007 - 2008
Extern for Honorable Edward F. SheaUnited States District Court, Eastern District of Washington2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Candidate Evaluation Committee2016 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionFamily Law Mentor/Mentee Program2015 - Present
Washington Athletic ClubMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Marriage of Hoffman, Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division I, No. 66193-1Affirmed in favor of the Cross Respondent in an unpublished opinion.
Spousal MaintenanceThe husband's request to reduce spousal maintenance was denied and the husband was ordered to pay 100% of the wife's attorney's fees and arbitration fees.
Parenting Plan and RelocationThe parenting plan evaluator recommended frequent and substantial residential time with the father. The mother withdrew her relocation request and the parties entered a parenting plan providing the father significant residential time.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Money Talk News5 Factors That Put You at Risk for Divorce (and What to Do About Them) (contributor)2015
DiscoverProtecting Your Finances During Divorce (contributor)2015
King County Bar Association Bar BulletinWaste of Marital Assets/Fraudulent Transfers in Dissolutions (co-author)2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of WashingtonBusiness Administration (Finance)BA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Speaker SeriesThe Importance of Financial Analysis in Dissolution Asset Division2015