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Carolyn R Porter

Family Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Carry Porter

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found

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About Carolyn

Learn Carolyn’s areas of practice.

As a mediator and attorney, I work closely with clients on a broad range of family law issues. I help people address serious concerns about the division of marital assets, the security of their relationship with their children, and the difficulty of meeting support obligations. I help clients achieve solutions that not only address their immediate problems but also look toward protecting their long-range interests.

Known for my straightforward communication style, I try to explain your rights and options in clear terms. As an advocate, my goal is to help you find creative solutions without increasing conflict. 


McKinley Irvin
McKinley Irvin
10220 NE Points Drive
Suite 330
Kirkland, WA, 98033
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Posted by Amy | June 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience with Carry Porter
I highly recommend McKinley Irvin and Carry Porter as an excellent divorce attorney. She helped me navigate the divorce and custody process and was a strong support and incredibly knowledgeable resource throughout the process. Her paralegal Justin is wonderful and was always quick to respond to any questions I had. Carry and Justin helped make a difficult process manageable, and I am very grateful for their help. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
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Best Lawyer
Carolyn had my back every step of the way and made sure I was making good decisions. This is a very confusing process and her attention to detail is unbelievable!! I highly recommend her!!
Posted by Mike | February 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Contested Divorce
I cannot begin to say enough good things about Carry and her assistant Michael. She guided me through a confusing, frustrating process, gave fantastic advice, calmed me down when stressful incidents happened and helped keep moving things in my case along. Her knowledge of the legal process was top notch. She knew what reasonable resolutions were that a court would reach and that gave me the confidence to reach an equitable solution in mediation. She knew what was worth taking to trial and what wasn't and that helped keep my case out of court. I would re-hire her in an instant.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2017
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Carry has been an amazing asset to us throughout an ongoing family law battle. She has represented us in Court several times and her verbal arguments are always top notch. Carry is calm, straight forward, detail oriented, sincere and genuine in everything she has done for us. She has helped us immensely in dealing with a high conflict family court case. We highly recommend Carry to anyone who requires an attorney for any form of family law and we are extremely grateful to have Carry on our team during this difficult time in our lives.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Mckinley Irvin, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School Of Law
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Mckinley Irvin, PLLC
  • 2021 - 2022


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyers
  • Washington Rising Star
  • 2020


  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Lawyer’s Practice Manual
  • 2021
  • King County Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations Practice, 2019 Washington Lawyers Practice Manual
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Title 11 Minor Guardianship Training
  • Title 11 Minor Guardianship Training CLE, King County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Seattle University School of Law, American Indian Tribal Law
  • Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado Water Rights Settlement
  • 2012
  • King County Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Doing business in Indian country
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Carolyn
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carry is an outstanding attorney. She has excellent knowledge of the law, she is a good problem solver and she is an experienced litigator. I fully endorse her as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Carry is an smart lawyer and excellent advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Carry and I were opposing counsel in a custody proceeding, and based on my experience I endorse her enthusiastically. She was a thorough and effective advocate for her client and at the same time was able to work toward detailed and thoughtful agreements whenever possible."
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