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Marc T. Christianson - Tacoma, WA

1201 Pacific AvenueSuite 2000 Tacoma, WA 98402

Updated: 04/09/2024

Overview

Marc T. Christianson, Law Practice Managing Partner, McKinley Irvin - Tacoma

Marc is widely considered one of Washington state's most accomplished divorce and family law attorneys. In practice since 1975, he focuses his practice on divorce cases involving complex financial and/or business interests. He's also known for treating his clients with respect and compassion...

Marc T. Christianson, Law Practice Managing Partner, McKinley Irvin - Tacoma

Marc is widely considered one of Washington state's most accomplished divorce and family law attorneys. In practice since 1975, he focuses his practice on divorce cases involving complex financial and/or business interests. He's also known for treating his clients with respect and compassion. In addition to litigation, he's an experienced mediator, arbitrator and trained in Collaborative Law, offering alternative approaches to resolving divorce cases.

Learn more about Marc T. Christianson at https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Attorney-Profiles/Marc-T-Christianson.aspx.

About Marc T. Christianson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Law Practice Managing Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 1976

Specialties and Certifications

  • Mediator

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Washington State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • Washington State Bar Association, 1999 - 2002 (Family Law Executive Committee)
  • State of Washington, Superior Court for Pierce County (Court Commissioner Pro Tempore)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 1989 (President)
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section, 1988 - 1989 (Founding Member & First Chair)
  • Washington State Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee (Past Chair)
  • Washington State Bar Association Trust Account Responsibilities and Retainers Task Force (Member)
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington (Member)
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Preparation of Your Case and Client For Settlement Conference and Trial, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 2008
  • QDROs and More: Mastering the Division and Assignment of Retirement Benefits in a Marital Dissolution, Washington State Bar Association, 2007
  • Ethics Presentation, Washington State Bar Association , - 2008
  • “Computer Technology Part 1” Presentation on using Voice Recognition Software for attorneys, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association , - 2010
  • Family Law 101, Washington State Bar Association , - 2010
  • Uninsured Motorist Arbitrations from a Neutral Arbitrator’s Perspective, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association , - 2010
  • Community Property CLE, Washington Bar Association, - 2011
  • "Experts Before Trial", Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association CLE, October 2016

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
    B.S., Bachelor of Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Suggestions for Better Mediation, Washington State Bar Family Law Section Newsletter, Winter, 2007
  • It's All About Serving Our Members, Washington State Bar Family Law Section Newsletter, Spring, 2003
  • Renewal for One, Please, Washington State Bar Family Law Section Newsletter, Winter, 2002
  • "11 Cardinal Rules of Family Law Mediation," Pierce County Lawyer, June 2014
  • "Interview with Marc T. Christianson: The Power of Collaborative Divorce," Parent Alliance, February 2014
  • "Mediation in Family Law: Eight Lessons Learned," King County Bar Bulletin, February 2014

Office Information

Address

1201 Pacific AvenueSuite 2000 Tacoma, WA 98402

Office Hours

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

Achievements

Honors

  • Washington Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Washington State in the field of Family Law, 2010 - 2012
  • Fellow, American Acedemy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Washington State, Washington Super Lawyers, 2016
  • "Lawyer of the Year" 2015, by Best Lawyers in the field of Family Law, Seattle metro area
  • Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State, Washington Super Lawyers, 2012-2018
  • Distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2006-2018
  • Selected by his peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Family Law, 2005-2018
  • Peer review rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

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