Brian Edwards

Top rated Family Law attorney in Seattle, Washington

McKinley Irvin
Brian Edwards
McKinley Irvin

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2012

Education: Seattle University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

McKinley Irvin

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website

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Attorney Brian Edwards is a partner at McKinley Irvin in Seattle, Washington. Focusing on family law, he offers legal services to individuals and families in the Seattle, Bellevue, Everett and Kirkland areas. His practice areas include child custody, child support, divorce proceedings, domestic violence cases, legal separation, LGBT family law issues, relocation matters and legal concerns for unmarried couples.

Moreover, Mr. Edwards has extensive skill in trial settings, paying attention to cases involving nonparental custody and de facto parentage matters. His greatest satisfaction comes from making a positive impact on children's lives. He has earned an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo, along with receiving the site’s Client’s Choice Award. He has also been included in the Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” list in the field of Family Law.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2004, Mr. Edwards attended Seattle University School of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree and his license to practice law in Washington in 2012. Furthermore, he has a master's degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University.

Currently acting as the Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Mr. Edwards also continues his membership in the Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association. Moreover, he imparts his knowledge as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law. In addition to his professional endeavors, he volunteers with the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of King County. He also spends his time at the Seattle Humane Society.  

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 2012, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/attorney-profiles/brian-edward...

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of King County
  • Seattle Humane Society
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Young Lawyers Division of the King County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Division Liaison to the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA)
  •  Washington, 2012
Honors/Awards:
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Order of the Barristers, 2012
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award, 2014, 2015
  • Distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the field of Family Law, 2021-2023
  • Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell®
  • Distinguished as a Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers® 2021-2022
Educational Background:
  • Argosy University, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Bachelor’s Degree, 2004    

Office location for Brian Edwards

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-489-0991

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

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