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"I enjoy practicing family law because of the personal connection that comes with getting to know my clients and then working to protect their rights and interests during one of the most challenging times of their lives."


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 85%
  2. International Law: 10%
  3. Child Custody: 5%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • J. Mark Weiss

    David is a superb lawyer. What impresses me most about David is his integrity, his dedication to clients, his intellect, and his knowledge of family law. I highly recommend David.


    J. Weiss Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Charles Emmerich Hardy

    I endorse this lawyer. Sharp, client serving and highly thought of in our profession.


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Contact info

McKinley Irvin

601 108th Ave NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA, 98004



TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2016
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateWashington Super Lawyers2016
Family Law, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2016
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateWashington Super Lawyers2015
Family Law, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2015
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateWashington Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2014
Family Law, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyer, Family LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington StateWashington Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2012
Family Law, Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers2012
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerWashington Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcKinley Irvin2005 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersCertified Mediator2016 - Present
American College of Family Trial LawyersDiplomate2014 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellowN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationProfessionalism CommiteeN/A
Drafting Committee on the Implementation of the Hague Convention on the Protection of ChildrenSection Advisor, ABA International Law Section2011 - 2014
American Bar Association, International Law and Practice SectionCo-chair2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brosselin v. HarlessN/A
Muhlenkamp v. BlizzardN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationInternational Family Law, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Desk Book2010
King County Bar BulletinWashington's Resolution to Equal Custody2008
King County Bar BulletinFamily Law Takes on Global Perspective2007
King County Bar BulletinThe Globalization of Family Law2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers chapterDealing With the UCCJEA2015
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersLaw Practice Management - Implementing Technology in Your Practice2015
AIJA / ABA (Brighton, UK)Disputes Relating to Children on Separation of Parents/Carers2015
King County Bar Association, Family Law SectionStock Grants, Awards and Options - Property or Income2014
American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington)Finding Hidden Overseas Assets2014
American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington)Primer on Asian Family Law2014
American Bar Association (Seattle, Washington)Domestic Violence Allegations in International Family Cases2014
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersUnusual Valuation Issues2014
University of Texas / AAML (Austin, Texas)Innovations, Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation2013
National Business InstituteEquitable Distribution in Divorce2013
American Bar Association (Anchorage, Alaska)Unconventional Issues in Child Custody and Abduction Cases2013
AIJA / ABA (Cannes, France)Key Players in Cross Border Real Estate Investments2013
American Bar Association (Washington, DC)Recognition of Foreign Court Orders and Conflicts of Laws2012
American Bar Association (New York, New York)For Better or Worse: International Issues in Marriage and Divorce2012
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersMarital Misbehavior, the Chronically Noncompliant Party: Remedies2012
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersUS Hague Cases and the UCCJEA2012
Divorce Litigation: From Start to FinishCommencing Divorce Action2011
American Bar Association (Las Vegas, Nevada)Saving a Stolen Childhood: How to Prevent and Resolve International Kidnapping Cases2011
American Bar Association (Dublin, Ireland)Family Enterprises in Distress: Issues to Consider2011
King County Bar Association CLENuts and Bolts of Family Law2010
Washington State Bar Association CLEFamily Law Bootcamp2009
National Business InstituteDomestic Violence: A View from the Bench2009
King County Bar Association CLEInternational Family Law: The Hague Convention2008