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Lindsay Diane Camandona

Family Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.7   49 reviews

also known as Lindsay Saville


Licensed for 16 years

Virtual consultation available

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IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY LAW CONCERN, PLEASE CONTACT ME. I AM EXPERIENCED AND READY TO HELP. CALL 855-969-5641 TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

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.

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Licensed for 16 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 02/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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McKinley Irvin
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402
McKinley Irvin
1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA, 90372
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
Posted by Cara | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Navigating Divorce During COVID19
When I decided to file for divorce at the end of 2019/beginning of 2020, I researched law firms in Pierce County on avvo.com and McKinley Irvin popped up with really great reviews. Not knowing what the hell i was doing, I forwarded the reviews and firm's website to a colleague who practices law, and she said to give it a go. When I called the firm, I was greeted by a professional and courteous staff member and eventually matched up with Lindsay Camandona. A week later, I met with Lindsay and immediately knew it was a good fit and that I wanted to move forward with retaining her. From there, Lindsay and her paralegal Jackie, helped me navigate the divorce process - which initially was tricky as my to-be-ex was out of the country. While we ultimately waited for him to return stateside, I felt the additional time gave us the opportunity to prepare for the next few months of temporary orders, court, CR2A, and eventually, final orders. I especially appreciated the responsiveness of Lindsay and Jackie - I had a lot of questions from start-to-end, as I always wanted to ensure I was moving forward correctly, legally, and in good faith. Of note for me in particular, was that Lindsay often removed the emotion of the process for me - as this was a particularly difficult for me and at times, I think my knee-jerk reaction would not have been advisable. Divorce sucks. Period. Lindsay and Jackie really made it bearable and I am beyond happy with the outcome. I shouldn't fail to mention that I was able to get my divorce accomplished amidst a pandemic. That has to speak volumes of this team's commitment to resolving the worst that life can throw at you. Many thanks.
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Posted by Jim | June 10, 2019
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Worth Every Penny!
Was very pleased with Lindsay's work on my case. She was very helpful throughout every phase of the process and was very prompt and responsive to all my queries. When it came to time in court, she proved to be extremely prepared and skilled in all aspects of trial. I would recommend Lindsay to anyone interested in a favorable outcome with their case.
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Posted by Bart | November 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Lindsay Camandona is the best!
I engaged Lindsay Camandona to represent me during an international divorce. Helping me to navigate a complex settlement, she was absolutely the best choice of all the options I researched. She handled the legal aspects with great competence, and her communication skills were excellent. Lindsay's warm personal approach defused my stress at one of the most challenging times in my life! I felt heard and reassured, and Lindsay helped me to offer my ex-wife a fair deal. I highly recommend Lindsay Camandona as the right choice.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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Always listen to Lindsay
I am a former client of Lindsay's and I failed to adhere to her advise. Consequently my life fell apart. After humbling myself and reaching out again for her guidance I listended and acted in accordance with her recommendations. Today my life is better than it ever was. Be honest with her, don't hide the truth, trust her and most importantly listen, don't make the same mistake I did.
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Posted by Josie | July 2, 2019
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Not a Purring Kitten...
Attorney Lindsay Camandona and Para Jackie had my back! Divorce was terrifying and uncharted territory for me. I felt I had an entire team on my side and I was well taken care of and informed. The prompt responses to my questions put me at ease. These are Smart Women who know how to get a fair settlement. The mediator whom Lindsay chose was great as well. Iam so thankful to have this behind me and look forward to an incredible future being free from a bad marriage. On a personal note, Lindsay is a great person and I appreciated her kindness and sense of humor when I needed it. She is tough when appropriate and I was glad for that too. Thank you Lindsay and Jackie. I’m Gona miss you!!!
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Posted by David | February 1, 2019
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Pulled me out from under a Sound Transit train.
Going through a nasty divorce and my first attorney was throwing me under a Sound Transit train. Fired him and hired Lindsay Camandona at McKinley Irvin. She actually did her job to protect me. As a male in WA State, I actually got a fair trial and conclusion, which is exceedingly rare. Lindsay Camandona also gave me a realistic retainer fee, instead of the usual lo-ball / nickel and diming game the other attorneys were doing to me. Divorces are a lot of work. Lindsay professionally accumulated the data, organized it, and presented it in court in an irrefutable way. A sincere "Thank you!" to McKinley Irvin, Lindsay Camandona, and everyone who helped her.
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Posted by michael | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
divorce
Jackie greeted me and took me to an office took the time to explain the process and the paper work. Lindsay came in shortly after, I explained my problem. Lindsay explained my options both good and bad alike. by the time I left the office I felt so good about my decision and about the legal advice.
Posted by Emeth | September 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lindsay Camandona is extremely competent and a caring attorney
Lindsay Camandona is cheerful and warm, highly professional and ethical, conducting herself with grace, dignity, and good humor. She is competent, efficient, works amazingly quickly, and produces high-quality work. In the courtroom, she was absolutely relentless, but in a polite and professional way. She anticipated and came prepared for everything thrown our way, whether it was mudslinging from the opposing side or circumstances out of our control. She memorized the content of thousands of pages worth of evidence, and during the two weeks of trial, she would bring up example after example in rapid-fire succession. It was truly impressive. Her years of experience with the Tacoma courts and her knowledge of local cases both past and ongoing have been vital as she has been navigating my case through one complication after another for the past 20 months. Lindsay works with an incredible team at McKinley Irvin in Tacoma. I especially want to thank her paralegal Jacquelynn Chaffee for her competence, responsiveness, and hard work, consistently done on time with a smile and that rogue twinkle in her eye. I also want to thank Lindsay Noel for her warmth and her indefatigable sleuthing, which was absolutely invaluable.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
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Compassion & Experience
Lindsay is a very good listener & truly cares about all the people involved. I hired her to help get my ex to pay a portion of our daughters college expenses & it turned out fair. I highly recommend hiring her for any family matters concerning especially.
Posted by Julie | June 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and kind too
Lindsay is amazing! She knows what she is doing and I trust her to help me with not only her knowledge but those around her too. Further, she is kind throughout the process which is always a huge plus. Would highly recommend her.
Posted by Heather | June 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well worth the money
when I found out what was happening to my daughter I know I needed help. Lindsay was there to help from start to finish. Her team is amazing and quick. Extremely professional and truly cares about her clients. It is a true art wart she can do in a courtroom. Thank you again Lindsay,
Posted by Heidi | November 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
She is a Super Hero
Quite unexpectedly I found myself in need of legal intervention. With no time to spare, I reached out to her and she made time to consult with me. She was clear, concise, professional and understanding of how stressful the situation was. With her swift help, the court intervened to stop additional money from being taken from my account fraudulently and I even got it back in record time. She helped me on a few occasions throughout the process with the court in a consulting role which saved thousands of dollars! She is a true life saver and a class act.
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Posted by Michelle Zjhra | July 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
Lindsay quickly and competently dealt with a custody issue that my prior lawyer had mismanaged for months. I only wish I had made the change to work with Lindsay much sooner, as it made an incredible difference. I have continued to work with her and her team for on-going custody issues, and she has always been quick, compassionate, and very professional.
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Posted by Shawn | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Management of Divorce Case
Lindsay Camandona has provided excellent representation for me during a very difficulty divorce. She has been professional, compassionate, thorough and clear in presenting my options throughout the process. I very much appreciated her prompt response to emails and phone calls. Her entire office has made a very challenging life event a little easier to navigate
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2017
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Lindsay Camandona
I would hire Lindsay Camandona again. She went beyond her job and helped my husband in his child support modification case. I believe that McKinley Irvin helps military families get through those though situations that unfortunately happen when you get divorce. She was there and helped us get through a tough situation and made it happen! Thank you Lindsay!
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Posted by Michelle | December 8, 2016
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From out of state
We entered into a non parental custody situation for our grandchildren who lived in WA for 18 months. We live in CA and the children and lived here for most of their lives. My husband found Lindsay and suggested that I call her and as I was going to WA, I arranged a meeting. From the minute I met her I felt that I was in good hands. She knew the law, knew the system and has heart for the clients that she handles. We retained Lindsay within a week and the process began. To say long, scary and frustrating would be an understatement. The two states are so different in there approach and we had lots of comments, concerns and multiple, frequent questions. Never once did she or her staff make me feel as though I was a bother to them. They reassured me every step of the way, sometimes several times a day. We ended up with a continuance which was frustrating because we were staying with the children in a hotel and time kept passing. Lindsay stayed the course and allowed us to vent and calmly let us now that she was on our side. I really felt that she understood exactly what we we were feeling. I highly recommend Ms Camandona for any family law issues. She was a God send.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2016
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1,000% Worth Every Dime
I was served papers from my ex-wife who had railroaded me on my rights when we first got divorced when my daughter asked her if she could switch her time with her mother and I. She is with her mother in WA for the school year, and I get her for breaks and the summer out of state. This was anything but cordial. I sought out Lindsay after reading online reviews on her. When we meet through Skype, she was just fantastic. She walked my wife and I through the process and told us what we could expect and told us if we had unrealistic expectations. She won our case and then some. She is a bull who won't stop for you. We absolutely keep her number for future issues. You will not be disappointed by hiring her and her firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2016
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Much Better Place
I consulted with Lindsay when my marriage failed and she was able to help me with concrete answers to my questions. She handled my case with a great work ethic. I hired her for a divorce with children. My case turned out much better than other men my age and situation. I have what I need for my family and life. I can sleep well at night that everything went smoothly and my kids and I exited the process unscathed.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 27, 2016
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Lindsay Camandona is the absolute best attorney ever!
I don't even know how to begin to express how I feel about Lindsay Camandona and McKinley Irvin. I went through a very painful and complicated divorce and Lindsay walked with me through every step. Getting divorced was the last thing I wanted, and it was incredibly painful, but Lindsay was not only a legal advisor and advocate, she was a compassionate supporter. She encouraged me, supported me, helped me, directed me, and represented me. When I didn't have the strength to face another day, Lindsay fought for me and my children. She is a tenacious advocate! One memory that especially stands out is when I had to go to court and see my estranged husband for the first time in months. I was beyond frightened. Lindsay sat right next to me instead of sitting in the "reserved attorney seats" up front. My husband's attorney sat up in the reserved seating, leaving my husband alone. Lindsay always sat next to me at every court hearing. Another time, I received a document from my husband that left me in tears. Lindsay called me to comfort and encourage me on. She was exactly what I needed. I trust her completely! She is absolutely the BEST attorney anyone could EVER have! If you are looking for someone to help you, there is no one better than Lindsay and the entire team at McKinley Irvin. I could never put into words how incredible they are! I could never have made it through this horrible time in my life without Lindsay Camandona.
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Posted by Julie | January 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Would hire her again!
I worked with Lindsay Camandona and have since referred her to multiple friends and colleagues. My divorce took a little over three months from the time I met her until the time that it was finalized. I was very satisfied with the outcome of the divorce and I came out further ahead than I would have if I didn't have an attorney involved. Lindsay responds in a very timely manner. I worked directly with her the majority of the time. She is knowledgeable and always provided me with realistic information. Divorce is an emotional process and Lindsay recognizes this and yet stays focused on the outcome at the same time. I found Lindsay online (on this website!) and chose her based on the reviews I read and I am glad that I did. If I had to do it all over again (thankfully I don't!) I would hire Lindsay again in a heartbeat.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2020 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School Of Law
  • 2022 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • McCarthy Causseaux & Hurdelbrink
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • McCarthy, Causseaux & Hurdelbrink
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Washington State University
  • B.A.
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • In re the Marriage of Nichols v. Clark
  • Court ruled in our favor, granted primary custody to the mother and allowed the relocation of the children to her residence in New York.
  • Establishment of parenting plan
  • A final parenting plan and child support order were entered after defaulting the opposing party.
  • Child support modification
  • Final Order of Child Support entered by agreement. Client was granted deviation for after-born child.
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Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2017 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President-Elect
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tacoma - Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers
  • Trustee
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Excellence for the Future
  • CALI
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual DRAW Meeting (Virtual)
  • Pre-marital Agreements, Separation Contracts, and CR2A Agreements
  • 2020
  • Family Law: Advanced Issues
  • Ethics in Family Law
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (61)
Given (132)
Endorse Lindsay
Family Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay is an excellent, hard working attorney. By limiting her practice exclusively to family law issues she has developed the knowledge, skill and reputation as one of the South Sound's top tier attorneys for family law issues."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay and I have been members of a small group for lawyers in Tacoma, and I had the opportunity to watch her speak at a large event. She is trustworthy, down to earth, and knowledgeable! Lindsay is a wonderful leader in our legal community and I truly endorse this lawyer!"
Family Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole heartedly endorse Lindsay. I have regularly referred friends, family and clients to Lindsay for her incredibly thorough, passionate and effective representation and advocacy. Above and beyond her standout skills as an attorney, Lindsay is welcoming, understanding, hard-working and compassionate - the perfect combination for a top-notch family attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lindsay is a phenomenal and dedicated attorney. I have had the pleasure of working with her in legal organizations, and she is a hard worker, gets things done, and is a pleasure to work alongside of."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Lindsay is an experienced and tenacious lawyer. Having worked as opposing attorneys in several cases, I have been impressed with her sharp analysis, careful preparation, and vigorous advocacy. Her clients are in good hands, and I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lindsay was an amazing opposing counsel to work with. She is reasonable yet stands firm on what objectives/goals she is trying to achieve for her clients. She also directs her clients in the right direction. I would gladly work with Lindsay on any future case."
Family Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first came into contact with Lindsay as a paralegal when she was opposing counsel on a case. Both the attorney I worked for and I were new to family law. As opposing counsel she was a fantastic example of a professional and courteous family law attorney. She helped shape our practice and to this day continues to be a fantastic mentor for young lawyers in family law and the legal profession in general. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tacoma Family Lawyer Lindsay Diane Camandona
Lindsay Diane Camandona
Family Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available