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Sands McKinley - Seattle, WA

1501 4th AvenueSuite 1750 Seattle, WA 98101 - 2334

Updated: 04/09/2024

Seattle Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Sands McKinley, Founding Partner, McKinley Irvin

Sands is a founding partner of McKinley Irvin and the firm's managing partner. Together with his partners, they have built a firm focused on client service and care, professionalism, expansive legal knowledge and a strong infrastructure.

"At the heart and soul of this firm is a commitment to excellence in every aspect of serving our clients," says Sands...

Sands McKinley, Founding Partner, McKinley Irvin

Sands is a founding partner of McKinley Irvin and the firm's managing partner. Together with his partners, they have built a firm focused on client service and care, professionalism, expansive legal knowledge and a strong infrastructure.

"At the heart and soul of this firm is a commitment to excellence in every aspect of serving our clients," says Sands. "Our motto is: 'Be more professional, be more prepared, be more fearless, and always negotiate from a position of strength.' It is not possible to work at McKinley Irvin if you do not share both this level of commitment and deep caring and compassion for our clients."

"Family law is extremely emotional," he notes. "The ante is high when it comes to children, property, and reputation. We act as our clients' sword and shield. We are as prepared for polite and meaningful negotiation as we are for a court battle. The overriding goal is the same in each case: protect our clients' interests and achieve their goals."

Before stepping out of active practice to focus on full-time management, Sands represented clients in over 200 contested family law cases. He also represented individuals in small and mid-size businesses in planning, formation, contract drafting and negotiation, and litigation matters. Clients included industrial contractors, trade associations, construction contractors, retail food service franchises, real estate investors and developers, information technology companies, and many others.

To learn more about Sands McKinley, visit https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Attorney-Profiles/Sands-McKinley.aspx.

About Sands McKinley

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founder

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1991

Other Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • King County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1990
    JD
  • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science and Legal Studies

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Editorial: Response to Supreme Court, 2007
  • Collaborative Law: What You Need to Know Now, 2007
  • Top 10 Ways to Choose a Family Law Attorney Who is Right for You, 2006
  • "OK, You Get the House, But I Get the Tupperware!", The Law Book Special Section of the Eastside Journal, 2002
  • Divorce and Family Law, (Co-Author with Rita Herrera Irvin), Washington State, 1998
  • "Ending a Marriage and Preserving a Partnership", Puget Sound Business Journal, August 24, 2007
  • "Divorce and Business, Avoid the Pitfalls When a Marriage Crumbles", Puget Sound Business Journal, March 23, 2007

Office Information

Address

1501 4th AvenueSuite 1750 Seattle, WA 98101 - 2334

Fax

  • (206) 223-1999

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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