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Elizabeth A. Michelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Everett, WA

McKinley Irvin
2825 Colby Avenue, Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-276-6878
Fax: 425-293-0331
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2021
Licensed in Washington Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Elizabeth A. Michelson is of counsel to McKinley Irvin. From the firm's office in Everett, Washington, she handles a variety of family law matters for her clients in Snohomish County and throughout the state. Representative cases that she has worked on have included high-net-worth divorces, child custody and support, parental relocation and related matters.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Michelson attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. She then went on to attend the University of Colorado Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1979. After graduation, Ms. Michelson spent four years as an associate with an Everett law firm and then had her own practice until joining McKinley Irvin in 2006. A trained mediator, she is a graduate of the Pacific Family Mediation Institute.

During her career, Ms. Michelson has earned a great deal of regard from her fellow professionals. This is reflected by her receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Michelson has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and in 2013, she appeared on Seattle Business magazine's annual list of the Best Lawyers in the Business.

An active member of the Snohomish County Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association and Washington Women Lawyers, Ms. Michelson is a long-standing fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a position she has held since 1996. From 2000 to 2001, Ms. Michelson served on the Reduce Family Conflict Committee of the Domestic Relations Commission of the State Judicial Administration Board.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About Elizabeth A. Michelson

First Admitted: 1980, Washington

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Educational Background

  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law
  • Graduate, Pacific Family Mediation Institute, Professional Mediation Skills Training Program
  • B.A., University of Northern Colorado


  • Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2015-2019
  • Recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer, 2008-2010, 2012-2018
  • 10 Best in Washington for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Washington, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, 2012
  • Leading Lawyers, Seattle Business Magazine, 2013
  • 10.0 “Superb” rating

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presenter, "Spousal Maintenance: Modification, Suspension, Termination," Snohomish County Bar Association CLE, 2005
  • Presenter, "Pros & Cons of Prenuptial Agreements," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers CLE

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1996-present
  • Committee Member, Domestic Relations Work Group, State Board for Judicial Administration, 2000-2001
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Snohomish County Bar Association

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Professional Mediation Skills Training Program, University of Washington
  • Pacific Family Mediation Institute graduate  
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Office Location for Elizabeth A. Michelson

2825 Colby Avenue
Suite 306
Everett, WA 98201

Phone: 425-276-6878

Fax: 425-293-0331

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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