Jennifer J. Payseno

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

McKinley Irvin
1501 Fourth Avenue, Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-625-9600
Fax: 206-223-1999
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at McKinley Irvin, Jennifer J. Payseno focuses her practice exclusively on family law. Located in the firm's office in Seattle, Washington, she represents clients throughout the state in matters involving divorce, asset valuation and division, child custody and support issues, contested relocations, and post-decree modifications.

Ms. Payseno is a leader in the legal community. She served as President of the King County Bar Association 2019-2020. She is also a member of the King County Judicial Screening committee, serving as its chair in 2009-2010.

Over the course of her legal career, Ms. Payseno has received numerous awards and honors. She has received a certificate of appreciation from the Housing Justice Project of the King County Bar Association for her contributions, and she is also a previous recipient of the Random Acts of Professionalism Award given by the Washington State Bar Association. Ms. Payseno's excellent reputation among her fellow professionals is further evidenced by her listing in Best Lawyers of America and Super Lawyers. Frequently sharing her knowledge and experience with others, she has delivered presentations on family law topics to continuing legal education programs of the Washington State and Tacoma-Pierce County bar associations, and she has also written articles for Seattle Business magazine, 425 Business magazine, and the KCBA Bar Bulletin.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

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

Selections

12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2021

About Jennifer J. Payseno

Admitted: 1992, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/attorney-profiles/jennifer-pay...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • President, King County Bar Association, 2019-2020
  • First Vice President, King County Bar Association, 2018-2019
  • Second Vice President, King County Bar Association, 2017-2018
  • President, South King County Bar Association 1998-1999
  • Treasurer, King County Bar Association, 2013-2014
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Chair, King County Judicial Screening Committee, 2009-2010
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Trustee, King County Bar Association, 2000-2003
  • Member, King County Bar Association Judicial Conferencing Committee

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Former Coordinator, South King County Legal Clinic
  • Board of Directors, King County Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Volunteer, King County Legal Clinic 1998-2006

Educational Background

  • B.A., Georgia Southern University

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, Random Acts of Professionalism Award, Washington State Bar Association, 2005
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Family Law, 2020, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Certificate of Appreciation for assistance with pro se clients in King County, King County Superior Court, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation for assistance with pro se clients in King County, King County Superior Court, 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation for extraordinary contributions to the Housing Justice Project, Housing Justice Project, 2001
  • Peer Review Rated BV Distinguished 4.4 out of 5 by Martindale Hubbell
  • Chair, Moot Court Board, Seattle University School of Law, 1991
  • Certificate of Appreciation for service to King County Superior Court for the Family Law Commissioner Screening, Unified Family Court, King County Superior Court, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation for assistance with pro se clients in King County, King County Superior Court, 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation "for your enthusiasm and service to Law Week 2001", Board of Governors, Washington State Bar Association, 2001
  • Avvo.com 10.0 "Superb" rating
  • Elected to Inn of Court
  • Certificate of Appreciation for assistance with pro se clients in King County, King County Superior Court, 2005
  • Certificate of Recognition for "freely giving the generous gifts of time, talent, and energy as a volunteer attorney since 1998 at South King County Family Law Clinic", Young Lawyer's Division, King County Bar Association, 2002
  • Distinguished as Washington Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers®, 2010-2018
  • WSBA Random Acts of Professionalism Award, 2005

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, "Divorce and Economic Recession," King County Bar Association Bar Bulletin, January, 2009
  • Contributor, “What You Should Know About Gray Divorce,” 425 Business Magazine, October 2014 , Contributor, What You Should Know About Gray Divorce, 425 Business Magazine, 2014
  • Business Law's Frequently Asked Questions, Contributor, Business Law's Frequently Asked Questions, 425 Business Magazine, 2016
  • Is Divorce in Your Retirement Plan?, Contributor, Is Divorce in Your Retirement Plan?, 425 Business Magazine, 2015
  • Trends and considerations in gray divorce, Author, Trends and considerations in gray divorce, Avvo Stories, 2015
  • Presenter, "Advanced Family Law Ethics," Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association CLE, 2007
  • Presenter, "Ethical Considerations," Relationship Agreements Seminar, Seattle, 2007
  • Presenter, "Marital Agreements: Pre and Post Enforcement and Requirements," Washington Bar Association Community Property CLE, 2011
  • Author, Own A Business? What You Should Consider Before Saying, "I Do." Seattle Business Magazine, Author, Own A Business? What You Should Consider Before Saying, "I Do.", Seattle Business Magazine, 2014
  • Jennifer Payseno talks about pre-nups on Good in Your Neighborhood on KMPS radio , November 23, 2008

Industry Groups

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Office Location for Jennifer J. Payseno

1501 Fourth Avenue
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-625-9600

Fax: 206-223-1999

Last Updated: 4/20/2021

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