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Jennifer J. Payseno - Seattle, WA

1501 4th AvenueSuite 1750 Seattle, WA 98101 - 2334

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Updated: 04/09/2024

Seattle Family Law Lawyer

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Jennifer J. Payseno, Partner, McKinley Irvin - Seattle

Behind Jennifer Payseno's calm and deliberate demeanor are the intellect and ability of one of Seattle's finest family law attorneys. Practicing since 1992 and affiliated with McKinley Irvin since 1999, the former trustee of the King County Bar Association is highly regarded throughout the family law community for her integrity, courtroom skills, and unwavering commitment to the families she serves...

Jennifer J. Payseno, Partner, McKinley Irvin - Seattle

Behind Jennifer Payseno's calm and deliberate demeanor are the intellect and ability of one of Seattle's finest family law attorneys. Practicing since 1992 and affiliated with McKinley Irvin since 1999, the former trustee of the King County Bar Association is highly regarded throughout the family law community for her integrity, courtroom skills, and unwavering commitment to the families she serves. She serves clients primarily from our offices in Seattle and Bellevue.

"The first thing I do is create a rapport with my clients, who are often under significant stress," Jennifer notes. "I work hard to establish an environment of trust and ease, which helps me focus quickly on their hopes, fears, and expectations so we can begin developing an effective case strategy."

While Jennifer is a caring legal advisor to her clients, she is at the same time an intense and effective advocate.

Jennifer says she chose to practice family law so that she could make a fundamental and positive difference in the lives of her clients. One of the most appealing aspects of the practice, she says, is its exceptional variety, both in terms of circumstances and people.

"Every case is different," says Jennifer. "On any given day, I might be dealing with business interests, real estate investments, stock options, parenting plans, or tax issues. What never changes, however, are my beliefs in putting my clients first and negotiating from a position of strength."

Founding partner Sands McKinley is an unabashed admirer of his colleague's skill and savvy.

"We met Jennifer years ago when she was the opposing attorney in a case," he recalls. "She was an extremely tough opponent, exceptionally well prepared, well-respected by the court, and a steadfast client advocate. She understood how to develop case strategy and execute it effectively. In sum, she was—and is—a real pro. We knew she belonged at McKinley Irvin, and we had the good fortune of persuading her to join us."

Learn more about Jennifer Payseno at https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Attorney-Profiles/Jennifer-Payseno.aspx.

About Jennifer J. Payseno

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Languages

  • English (Primary)

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1992

Other Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • King County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • King County Bar Association, 2017 - Present (Second Vice President)
  • King County Judicial Screening Committee (Member)
  • King County Bar Association, 2013 - 2014 (Treasurer)
  • King County Judicial Screening Committee, 2009 - 2010 (Chair)
  • King County Bar Association, 2000 - 2003 (Trustee)
  • South King County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999 (President)
  • King County Boys & Girls Clubs (Board of Directors)

Classes and Seminars

  • Advanced Family Law Ethics CLE, Tacoma, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, October 19, 2007
  • Ethical Considerations, Relationship Agreements Seminar, Seattle, The Seminar Group, October 16, 2007
  • Community Property CLE - Marital Agreements — Pre and Post Enforcement and Requirements, Washington Bar Association , - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer - King County Legal Clinic, 1998 - 2006
  • Former Coordinator - South King County Legal Clinic
  • Board of Directors - King County Boys & Girls Club
  • President - South King County Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
  • Trustee - King County Bar Association, 2000 - 2003
  • Chair - King County Judicial Screening Committee, 2009 - 2010

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington, 1992
    Honors: Chair of Moot Court Board, 1991
    Honors: Elected to Inn of Court, 1991
  • Georgia Southern University, 1985
    Pre-Law

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Divorce and Economic Recession, King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, January, 2009
  • Business Law's Frequently Asked Questions, 425 Business Magazine, August, 2016
  • Is Divorce in Your Retirement Plan?, 425 Business Magazine, January, 2015
  • Trends and considerations in gray divorce, Avvo Stories, March, 2015
  • Own A Business? What You Should Consider Before Saying, "I Do.", Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
  • Divorce and Economic Recession, King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, January, 2009

Office Information

Address

1501 4th AvenueSuite 1750 Seattle, WA 98101 - 2334

Fax

  • (206) 223-1999
  • (206) 223-1999

Office Hours

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

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Jennifer J. Payseno

Included on the 2024 Washington list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Washington Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Washington Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jennifer J. Payseno on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • WSBA Random Acts of Professionalism Award, 2005
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated
  • Distinguished as Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2010 - 2017
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Trustee, King County Bar Association
  • President, South King County Bar Association

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