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Barbara H Mcinvaille

Barbara H Mcinvaille

Practice areas:

Family, Appeals

About Me

I began my career in law as a legal secretary and paralegal over twenty years ago. I worked as a judicial assistant at Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals for the three years I was in law school. I then served two judicial clerkships at the Court of Appeals; one with the Hon. J. Dean Morgan (ret.) and the Hon. Elaine Houghton (ret.). My five years at the Court of Appeals gave me invaluable experience I continue to utilize every day.

I now practice primarily in all aspects of family law; I also practice appeallate law.

I am a very caring advocate who is willing to go to the mat for each of my clients.

I have been with the Law Office of Robert Helland for nearly ten years.

I offer a one-half hour consultation at no charge, either over the phone or in our office.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Family: 80%
    11 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    13 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Anthony J Zorich JR

    I endorse Barb. She is a tenacious, experienced advocate for her clients. She is well respected by judges, her colleagues, clients and even her opposing parties. Barb is smart, practical and experienced.


    Anthony Zorich Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Robert Helland

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Helland Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

960 Market St
Tacoma, WA, 98402-3605




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellent achievement in advanced legal writingCALI - Excellence for the Future Award (Seattle U School of Law)N/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate (Senior)Helland Law Group PLLC2004 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section, Vice-President2014 - 2015
Washington State Bar AssociationCharacter and Fitness Board2010 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationCourt Rules and Procedures Committee2006 - 2009
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Custody of C.C.M., 149 Wn. App. 184; 202 P.3d 971 (2009)prevailed in favor of our client
Dominguez v. City of Tacomaprevailed in favor of our client
In re Parentage of Harkercustody of parties' child restored to our client

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Colorado State UniversityVocal PerformanceBachelor of Music1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual ConventionAppellate Practice2014