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As a member of the California State Bar since 1994, Iris McKay has handled over 600 divorce cases, as a litigating attorney, mediator and consulting attorney.  She has also served as a San Diego County Pro tem settlement judge.


In 2012, Ms. McKay merged her practice, The McKay Law Group with Moore, Schulman & Moore.  This merger allowed her to devote more time to representing clients and advocating their interests, instead of running a law practice.  


Typical clients include teachers, engineeers, lawyers, physicians and many small business owners.  Clients enjoy personalized legal representation, including strategic planning to ensure that their 'divorce dollars' are spent wisely.  Strategies often involve a nontraditional route of mediation and collaboration with financial and mental health experts to ensure that clients receive optimal divorce settlements, as well as long range plans for financial security.


Ms. McKay is a member of the following organizations: California Bar Association, American Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, Lawyer's Club, San Diego County Bar Foundation, North County California and Marriage Family Therapists, San Diego Psychologists Association and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts Association.  


An active supporter of Second Saturday (a nonprofit organization to help divorcing women and men), the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Ronald McDonald House, Ms. McKay also volunteers her time in taking on selected pro bono cases when the rights of children or parents are in jeopardy. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 100%
    22 years, 600 cases


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Thurman Wesley Arnold III

    I don't have the honor of knowing Ms. Mckay well, but I suggest you investigate her credentials - as I have. She is an experienced family law attorney who answers to higher values from a thoroughly client centered perspective. Frankly, legal consumers need more family law attorneys like her, and the San Diego community is no doubt richer for her contributions.


    Thurman Arnold Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Arthur Bush

    Iris represented me in connection with my own divorce, and I highly recommend her. Not only does she have excellent lawyer skills and substantial family law knowledge, her focus is on obtaining expeditious and economical results for her clients.


    James Bush Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Iris McKay, Attorney & Counselor at Law

16780 W Bernardo Dr
Suite 400
San Diego, CA, 92130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AmJur - Professional ResponsibilityAmerican Jurisprudence1992
AmJur - Contracts IIAmerican Jurisprudence1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMoore, Schulman & Moore APC2012 - Present
OwnerThe McKay Law Group APC2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Women LawyersMember2006 - Present
State Bar of California, Family Law SectionMember1994 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Alienated parent wins custodyCustody win to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Justice JournalScientific Reliability of Psychiatric Expert Witness Testimony Involving the Use of Classifications from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1993
Avila CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Second Saturday WorkshoptLegal Strength Training for Divorce2014