Skillful and vigilant representation for those facing divorce and other family law matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2017|
|CALI - Individual Income Tax (highest grade in class)||Seattle University School of Law||2009|
|CALI - Civil Procedure (highest grade in class)||Seattle University School of Law||2008|
|CALI - Civil Procedure (highest grade in class)||Seattle University School of Law||2007|
|Attorney||McKinley Irvin, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Stafne Law Firm||2011 - 2011|
|Judicial Extern||U.S. District Court (Western District Of Washington)||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Washington State Office Of The Attorney General, Seattle Education Division||2009 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Bishop Law Offices||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Secretary||2015 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Bar Convention Committee||Member||2013 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section||Trustee||2013 - 2014|
|Family Law CASA of King County||Volunteer||2010 - 2011|
|Seattle University Law Review||Editor, Notes & Comments||2010 - 2010|
|Seattle University Women's Law Caucus||Member||2008 - 2010|
|mckinleyirvin.com||Gray Divorce: A Comprehensive Legal Guide for Divorce After 50||2015|
|McKinley Irvin Blog||The 5 Most Important Assets to Protect in a Divorce||2013|
|McKinley Irvin Blog||How Will Your Taxes Change After a Divorce?||2012|
|McKinley Irvin Blog||Divorce and Bankruptcy||2011|
|McKinley Irvin Blog||How Do I Get a Divorce in Washington State?||2010|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|University of Washington||Political Science, Spanish||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|CLE||Ethics In Family Law: Tricky Situations||2015|
|CLE||Family Law - Advanced Issues||2014|
Posted by Bill
This is a follow-up to a review I posted earlier about Lindsay and her paralegal Mallory. Since that time, my case has settled. Lindsay was incredible throughout the entire process. Her knowledge of family law is encyclopedic but what makes here stand out in my opinion is her compassion and unwavering commitment to keep her client on track, within the law and on the "high ground". She took every opportunity to help me reduce my costs instead of just doing whatever I wanted and running up fees, and carefully reviewed every document, motion, response and discovery issue I had. She kept me honest and never shirked telling me when I had gone off the reservation. In the end, we avoided a trial and negotiated a settlement that both parties could live with. During the negotiation process she was very clear about the risks inherent with a family law trial and the possibility that I could actually come out with less that what was negotiated. That advice and caution proved spot-on when our agreement was signed and the judge spoke his piece about it.
I spoke of her compassion and that more than anything impressed me. This was a blindside divorce and I went through the 5 stages of grief dealing with it. She never judged me, understood that the Big Bad Sailorman had a heart that could be broken and that he could cry. I am amazed at how she, or any other family law attorney for that matter, can deal with the raw anger and hurt that happens when two people that used to love each other tear each other apart.
I recommend her without reservation to anyone needing competent, knowledgeable, and responsiveness representation in and family matter.
Posted by Billy
My matter is ongoing, but I just have to let other potential clients know that Lindsay and Mallory are the bomb. They took me first as supervisory for my pro-se appearance and when things went south, jumped in both feet. I'm dealing with pre-nup issues and a spouse that wants to duck it. It has been a siege instead of a brawl and in that regard Lindsay is inexorable! Attention to detail, thinks outside the box and when dealing with opposing council is a master of Irish Diplomacy (telling them to go to hell in such a way they look forward to the trip). She and Mallory are also exceptionally compassionate. i was a bundle of raw emotion in a blindside divorce. They understood that can make a crusty old 34 year sea dog break down and cry. They spent as much time holding my hand, dealing with my somewhat piquant language and patting my shoulder as they have putting together a razor sharp case. It ain't over yet, but I have a truly level playing field and a better than fighting chance in getting some justice. In my world, they'd be called good shipmates, the highest compliment.
Amanda Uphaus, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I worked with Lindsay a couple of years ago and found her to be incredibly smart and knowledgeable. Her background allows her to explain matters clearly to clients and communicate effectively on their behalf. She is a friendly and passionate attorney who will work hard to achieve the best results for her clients. I'd highly recommend her for family law matters.