(PRWEB) June 15, 2012
McKinley Irvin, the Seattle-based divorce and family law firm, announced today that four McKinley Irvin attorneys have been named to the 2012 Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
The annual Washington Super Lawyers list selects attorneys who have attained high peer recognition and professional achievement in Washington law.
Selected for inclusion in 2012 Washington Super Lawyers:
Selected for inclusion in 2012 Washington Rising Stars:
Christianson and Starks were also selected by Super Lawyers as two of the top 100 attorneys in the state, a group making up less than 1% of the attorneys in Washington.
All three McKinley Irvin partners have been named to the Washington Super Lawyers list for several years; this is the third consecutive year for both Starks and Payseno, and the seventh consecutive year for Christianson. This is Carlsen’s first year as a Washington Rising Star.
“Due to their consistent leadership and professionalism in the practice of law, we are proud that our firm’s partners are nominated by their peers year after year for the Super Lawyers distinction,” said Sands McKinley, founder of McKinley Irvin. “And we are equally proud to consistently have our up-and-coming family law attorneys listed as Rising Stars, who will no doubt evolve into the firm’s next generation of Super Lawyers.”
No more than five percent of the lawyers in Washington are selected by Super Lawyers. The annual selections are decided through a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide lawyer survey, peer reviews, and an independent research evaluation of the candidates by Super Lawyers.
About Super Lawyers
The Super Lawyers list, first published in 1991, creates a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, a leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
About McKinley Irvin
Headquartered in Seattle and with offices throughout the Pacific Northwest, McKinley Irvin is a premier divorce and family law firm, and the largest family law firm in the state of Washington. McKinley Irvin has protected the rights of families since 1991—handling complex family law cases involving divorce, custody and international matters.
Organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Best Lawyers, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) have recognized the firm and its attorneys for leadership in the practice of family law.