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Rainer Armin Frank

Divorce and separation Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   7 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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Rainer Frank is a Senior Attorney at McKinley Irvin who handles family law cases related to divorce, child custody, child support, relocation, and unmarried couples. With more than 15 years of experience, Rainer represents clients with a variety of legal issues, including domestic partnerships, child support and parenting plan modifications, contempt proceedings, enforcement actions, and QDROs. He believes that the first priority in any family law matter is to get to know his client and understand their unique situation and needs. He works hard to avoid unnecessary adversity, but still treats each case as if he were preparing it for trial – an approach that he has found actually promotes settlement. Outside of the firm, he enjoys spending time with his family and sea kayaking through the Puget Sound. 

Licensed for 28 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/25/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/11/2022

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McKinley Irvin
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA, 98402
McKinley Irvin
1011 E Main
Suite 456
Puyallup, WA, 98372
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Posted by Kristine | February 22, 2011
Can't say Thanks enough!
I would highly recommend Rainer Frank. He was completely professional and sensitive to my divorce issues.Not only was he a good lawyer but a considerate person as well. Divorce is never easy,and mine proved that. However Rainers knowledge and tennacity was just what was needed to help me with a controlling ex. He and his staff deserve a standing ovation for taking on my divorce case. I would highly recommend Rainer and appreciate all he did for me.
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Posted by Jonel | February 17, 2011
Wonderful Lawyer and Person
I would not hesitate to recommend Rainer Frank to anyone going through a divorce, especially a difficult one. He was right on top of everything and kept me informed the entire way. I had never had any court experience before and he was very patient and explained everything to me in a manner that I could understand. Not only is he a great lawyer, he is a wonderful person who treated me with respect and kindness during a time when I was scared and uncertain about what to do. That was almost 6 years ago now and I still call him with the occasional question and he helps me every time! Thanks to Rainer, I was able to move on in my life with my children safe and my money and assets intact. Couldn't have done it without him!
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Posted by Marjorie | January 7, 2019
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Thank you.
My husband and I contacted McKinley Irvin about two years ago with questions regarding custody of our grandson. We spoke to Rainer Frank one of the senior attorneys. He was very upfront with the issues we would face in Washington state pertaining to grandparents rights and how difficult they would be to attain. Over several conversations we set a course seeking DeFacto Parental status and/or non parental custody with Mr. Frank representing us. We felt very strongly that he was the attorney we needed. We were not disappointed. He guided us through the entire process from start to finish at trial. The judge was impressed with his attention to detail not only in his trial brief but in every other document that was presented to the court on our behalf. He prepared us for every contingency so that when we walked into that courtroom for the final time my husband and I knew that there was not a single thing more that could be done. Mr. Frank presented our case, documents and testimony at trial flawlessly and my husband and I were awarded DeFacto Parental Status and Non-Parental custody of our grandson. I would strongly recommend Mr. Frank for any of your family law needs. He and his staff are compassionate, energetic and quick to answer any of your questions which is so important during times that are so difficult.
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Posted by Brittany | July 24, 2018
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Rainer goes above and beyond!
Rainer Frank was an awesome family attorney. He helped our family through a difficult and long battle regarding custody and child support. In the end, he worked hard and not only solved the original issue, but helped us with adoption as well (which he took the time to research just for us). I could never thank him enough! We have already recommended Rainer to friends and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Josh | January 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, Smart, Tough, Pricey
Rainer Frank was a pitbull in my divorce case. Great advice, very respectful, very trustworthy and straightforward. Rainer took me from Temporary Orders to Final Decree, keeping me well informed along the way. I would call him again without hesitation if I need legal assistance. More than satisfied with the results of his assistance. Expensive, but then...you get what you pay for.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
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Very professional and dedicated attorney
I used Rainer's services in the Spring of 2016. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He listened to all of my concerns and developed a plan to assist in and win my case. He took care of all the details and took the time to become familiar with my case (I had been back and forth in court with my ex since 2011, so there was a lot to review). The first attorney I hired simply told me that I didn't have a case, so I proceeded on my own without an attorney. I was not confident in court and ignorant of many things. Opposing counsel used my ignorance and legal jargon to confuse and diminish my case, so I requested Ranier's help. I'm so glad I did because he was able to speak the facts to the judge in an articulate and meaningful way. The opposing attorney fought like a bull dog , but Rainer was able to redirect and put the focus back on the facts and the law. I wish I would have hired him from the beginning! Rainer understood that this was more than just another case, but there are lives on the line. I'm pleased to say that my children and I are safe and thriving. Winning this case changed my life and provided freedom and safety for my children and me.
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Posted by Kelly | February 16, 2011
Fantastic Lawyer
I would definitely recommend Rainer Frank. He is knowledgeable, Hard working, extremely thorough with his work ethic and a pillar of strength. I was going through a very difficult Divorce & my first lawyer passed away in 11th hour. Rainer Frank jumped right in and got up to speed. He fought exceptionally hard. Mine was not the usual run of the mill Divorce (I’m sure everyone says that!). There was a business involved and a man who refused to play by the rules. Numerous court appearances, repeated motions to Compel and contempt of the court. Rainer stayed on top of it. Knowing what we were up against, Rainer drafted the best Divorce decree, with a Deed of Trust attached to it along with a Promissory note. Because of Rainer’s thoroughness to detail I foreclosed the deed as soon as it was defaulted on. Thank you Rainer!!!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey Robinson, P.S.
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Anderson Hunter Law Firm, P.S.
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Peelle Law Office Co., L.P.A.
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Clinton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1995 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Toledo
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Brown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Associations

  • Gig Harbor Land Use Peninsula Advisory Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tacoma German Language School
  • Vice President, Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Gig Harbor Academy
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022

Publications

  • 27 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 809.
  • “Privatization in Eastern Germany: A Comprehensive Study”
  • 1994

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 19
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
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"Rainer is a distinguished lawyer in the community. He is personable, putting client's at ease during enormously stressful times; a strong advocate; and commands the respect of his professional colleagues. I endorse this lawyer."
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Tacoma Divorce and separation Lawyer Rainer Armin Frank
Rainer Armin Frank
Divorce and separation Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available