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Mindy Stannard handles divorce, custody, parenting time, paternity, child support and Family Abuse Prevention Act Restraining Order Cases. In addition, Mindy handles some juvenile court cases and some types of uncontested adoption proceedings. She is admitted to practice law in both Oregon and Washington .

Many of Mindy's current cases are in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington County. Mindy also handles cases in many other counties throughout the State of Oregon, including Clatsop County, Lane County, Linn County, Marion County and Columbia County. Each county has different local rules that apply to family law cases.

Mindy is committed to making sure that she keeps up to date on changes to each county's local rules, and takes the time to explain to each client how the local rules and local practices will impact the client's case.

Prior to focusing her practice on family law, Mindy worked in a general practice firm where she gained experience with family law, estate planning, criminal law, real estate law, personal injury and civil litigation. Because issues from so many other areas of the law arise in family law cases, Mindy frequently utilizes the knowledge she gained from her past work with these other areas of the law. 

Mindy takes the time to answer her clients' questions in a detailed manner, and is committed to effectively help navigate her clients through each step of the case. Mindy strives to advocate zealously for her clients' best interests and to help keep her clients on track to obtain the best possible outcome. Each case presents different challenges, and Mindy works with her clients to find creative solutions to each family's unique situation.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 85%
  2. Child Custody: 5%
  3. Family: 5%
  4. Child Support: 3%
  5. Adoption: 2%



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Payment types:

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Contact info

McKinley Irvin

1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA, 98660



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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyMcKinley Irvin2014 - Present
Associate AttorneyJensen & Leiberan2007 - 2014
Associate AttorneyLafky & Lafky2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State Bar, House of DelegatesDelegate2016 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2014 - Present
The LGBT Bar Association of OregonMember2014 - Present
Multnomah Bar AssociationCLE Committee2014 - Present
Oregon State BarNew Lawyer Mentor2012 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
City Club of PortlandMember2010 - Present
Oregon Academy of Family Law PractitionersMember2007 - Present
Oregon Women Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Clackamas County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Family Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Oregon State BarQuality of Life Committee2012 - 2014
Southwest Hills Kiwanis ClubMember2012 - 2015
Multnomah Bar AssociationMembership Committee Member2010 - 2012
Rotary InternationalMember2006 - 2007
Marion County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2007
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
McKinley Irvin WebsiteDigital Divorce: A Guide to Social Media and Online Communications in Divorce2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Portland State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Walla Walla CollegeN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Clear Transitions PDXJanuary 2016 Divorce Workshop for Women2016
Clear TransitionsJune 2016 Divorce Workshop for Women2016
Searching for Love...and Later Searching for EvidenceMarriage and Divorce in the Digital Age2015
Presentation at Willamette Law SchoolCareers In Family Law2015
KGW Live at 7Divorce and Social Media2015
Clear Transitions - September 19, 2015Divorce Workshop for Women2015
June 21, 2014 PresentationClear Transitions2014
Clear Transitions PDX November 15, 2014Divorce Workshop for Women2014
Clear TransitionsDivorce2014
Workshop for WomenDivorce2013
How an Estate Plan Helps Put You in ControlEstate Planning2013
Eve's Daughter's MeetingPost-Divorce Issues2013
Financial Planning and Legal Tips for Women Going Through DivorceDivorce2012
Family Law Seminar for Legal AssistantsPreparing Parenting Time Plans2009