Gordon W. Wilcox

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

McKinley Irvin
 | 1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-625-9600
Fax: 206-233-1999
Selected To Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Of counsel at McKinley Irvin, Gordon W. Wilcox focuses his practice exclusively on family law matters, and his successes in this area of law both in and out of the courtroom have earned him the esteem of his colleagues. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Wilcox has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in this field of law each year since 1987. He has also been a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Layers since 1991.

    Practicing out of the firm's office in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Wilcox provides astute and dedicated representation to clients throughout the area who are seeing their marriages come to an end and who are thus grappling to reach an agreement on such divorce-related matters as child custody and visitation, the division of complex marital assets and debts, and alimony and child support. He realizes that the divorce process can be an exceedingly stressful and emotional time for his clients, so he commences each case by analyzing the facts and information to make a determination on how best to proceed. This could include arguing one or more of these issues in front of a judge, but he often tries to help his clients reach a comprehensive settlement agreement through negotiations or mediation, thereby obviating the need for a combative courtroom battle.

    Mr. Wilcox attended Yale University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. His legal education came at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1968. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, his memberships include the King County Bar Association.

    *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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property


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    Super Lawyers: 1999 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    About Gordon Wilcox

    Admitted: 1970, Washington

    Professional Webpage: https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/attorney-profiles/gordon-w-wil...


    • Distinguished as a Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2003–2018

    • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating

    • "Lawyer of the Year" 2012, by Best Lawyers in the field of Family Law, Seattle metro area

    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1991 - 2017
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Family Law 1987-2019

    • Top Attorneys in Washington, Seattle Met Magazine, 2012 - 2013
    • Who's Who in American Law, 8th Edition, 2002 - 2003
    • Bar Registration of Preeminent Lawyers, 1970 - 2017
    • Best Lawyers in America, 1987 – 2014
    • Washington Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2017
    • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    • Member, King County Bar Association

    • Member, Washington State Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Endowment for Equal Justice, 2011 – 2017
    • Evergreen Legal Services, Director, 1976 – 1996
    • Director, Columbia Legal Services, 1996 – 2010
    • Evergreen Legal Services, President, 1976 – 1980

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author of the chapters on Property Identification, Valuation and Division, Washington Family Law Desk Book, Washington State Bar Association, 1989
    • Author: "Chutes and Ladders," the Use of Summary Devices in Family Law, Council of Community Property States, 1991

    Educational Background:

    • Yale College, BA, 1965
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    Office Location for Gordon W. Wilcox

    1501 Fourth Avenue
    Suite 1750
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Phone: 206-625-9600

    Fax: 206-233-1999

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