There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay... more
There is a need in family law for attorneys to provide an emotional outlet. I pay the utmost attention to the feelings and emotions that drive my clients, and I respect them. The outcome of a family law case can have a lifelong impact, and it is my priority to achieve a resolution they can live and be happy with.
Collin is a partner at the Portland office at McKinley Irvin. Mr. McKean recognizes... more
Collin is a partner at the Portland office at McKinley Irvin. Mr. McKean recognizes that your legal issues can feel overwhelming. Litigants often find themselves in polarizing situations, where common ground seems out of reach. Beginning with his initial get-acquainted meeting, Collin works with clients to identify their objectives, and regularly seeks creative resolutions to whatever challen... view profile
Having worked in the legal field for over 21 years (almost 13 as an attorney) in a... more
Having worked in the legal field for over 21 years (almost 13 as an attorney) in a number of different areas including family law, criminal defense, personal injury/medical malpractice, complex commercial litigation, Wills and estate planning, probate, and guardianship, I am very experienced and have devoted my professional life to tough advocacy for and compassionate counsel of my clients. I a... view profile
Cynthia Buhrpractices primarily in the area offamily law, including representation... more
Cynthia Buhrpractices primarily in the area offamily law, including representation of individuals in dissolutions, adoptions, estate planning, and LGBT-specific legal issues.Her approach is one that takes into accountan individual'swhole situation when addressing legal needs.She recognizes that not every approach is best for every client.Her focus is to make sure that your rights are upheld, th... view profile
I try to be an active member of my community and my profession. Over the years I... more
I try to be an active member of my community and my profession. Over the years I have participated in many volunteer positions and on many boards. I act as a mentor to other young lawyers and have done so for over 30 years. I have helped create many panels and other bar committees that did not exist before my participation. As a young deputy prosecutor, along with my boss, I met with various le... view profile
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a... more
In a professional sense, there is no better feeling than knowing you have helped a client through one of the most difficult stages in his or her life. I personally believe the best thing I can ever hear from a client is a gracious and sincere thank you.
Ms. Heard has over 20 years of experience working in the Seattle legal community.... more
Ms. Heard has over 20 years of experience working in the Seattle legal community. Prior to and during law school, she worked as a family law and civil litigation paralegal. Her experience includes litigating family law cases involving complex financial issues, property division, same sex relationships, paternity, relocation cases, parenting plan/child custody issues including international chil... view profile
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.