Jamie R. Walker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Tacoma, WA

McKinley Irvin
 | 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-952-4290
Fax: 253-597-7378
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

A partner at McKinley Irvin, Jamie R. Walker focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters. Practicing out of the firm's office in Tacoma, Washington, she provides advice and counsel to people throughout the area who are seeing their marriages come to an end and who are thus having to deal with such divorce-related legal issues as the equitable division of complex marital assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support. Possessing a keen understanding on how stressful and emotional these matters can be to her clients, Ms. Walker sometimes encourages them to seek an accord through such alternative dispute resolution methods as collaborative divorce, mediation, negotiation, and arbitration. However, she is a forceful courtroom advocate, and when necessary she will pursue these issues through litigation.

In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Walker helps her clients obtain a modification to or the enforcement of existing court orders, and she also appears in court seeking protective orders on behalf of victims of domestic violence. Her ethical approach to all of these matters as well as her excellent track record have led to her receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Walker is admitted to practice before all Washington state courts.

Majoring in English language writing and literature, Ms. Walker attended Western Washington University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2003. Remaining in the state for her legal education, she enrolled at Gonzaga University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2007. While she was in law school, she served as a Rule 9 licensed legal intern in the area of family law litigation with a local law firm. Ms. Walker has been with McKinley Irvin since May 2011.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law

Focus Areas

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

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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About Jamie Walker

Admitted: 2007, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Attorney-Profiles/Jamie-R-Walke...

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Washington, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Client's Choice, Avvo.com
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” rating
  • Washington Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, 2013 - 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified in Collaborative Law, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • King County Bar Association
  • South King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Executive Committee, Secretary, The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Chapter XXV, 2015
  • Collaborative Professionals of Washington
  • Tacoma–Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Collaborative Law Professionals of Pierce County
  • Young Lawyer's Association
  • Barrister, The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Chapter XXV, 2016

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Scholarship Committee through Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court, 2015
  • Mentor Committee through Robert J. Bryan Inn of Court, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “The Evolution of Extended Family, Court-Ordered Visitation,” NWLawyer, January 2019 - Published by the Washington State Bar Association, Author, The Evolution of Extended Family, Court-Ordered Visitation, NWLawyer, 2019
  • “Grandparents’ Rights,” NALS CLE Series, 2019, Presenter, Grandparents’ Rights, NALS CLE Series, 2019
  • “Preparing Your Case for Trial,” Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association CLE, 2017, Presenter, Preparing Your Case for Trial, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association CLE, 2017
  • Article for King County Bar Bulletin regarding  strategy for determining business income for family law litigation purposes on the motion docket, Author, Dealing with Business Income on the Family Law Motion Docket, King County Bar Bulletin, 2016
  • Family Law and Immigration CLE, Presenter, Family Law and Immigration, 2015
  • Skype Testimony: New Opportunities for Litigation Technology, King County Bar Bulletin, 2014, Author, Skype Testimony: New Opportunities for Litigation Technology, King County Bar Bulletin, 2014
  • "Technological Developments Create New Opportunities in the Courtroom," Pierce County Lawyer (Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association), July/August 2014, Author, Technological Developments Create New Opportunities in the Courtroom, Pierce County Lawyer, 2014
  • "Can I Testify via Skype?" Using Videoconferencing Technology to Enhance Remote Witness Testimony, NW Sidebar, 2014, Author, Can I Testify via Skype?" Using Videoconferencing Technology to Enhance Remote Witness Testimony, NW Sidebar - Washington State Bar Association, 2014
  • "Pre-Trial Strategy in Family Law Cases," 19th Annual Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Convention, Presenter, Pre-Trial Strategy in Family Law Cases, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Convention, 2013
  • High Conflict Custody, Family Law Speaker Series CLE, Presenter, High Conflict Custody, McKinley Irvin Family Law Speaker Series CLE, 2013

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Marriage of Swaka, 2014 WL 657934 (Feb. 20, 2014) Outcome:The Court of Appeals upheld our requested restrictions against the father and our use of Skype for trial testimony, setting new legal precedent for Washington State. Description:Highly contested custody case involving the primary parent/client's relocation to Spain and the opposing party's attempt to fight the relocation and increase his visitation with the children. The court of appeals upheld a trial court ruling that allowed us to have all our witnesses testify via Skype, so the client didn't have to return from Spain for her relocation trial. Opposing counsel appealed, Skype testimony was upheld., 2014

Educational Background:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Western Washington University, B.A., Honors: Dean's List
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Office Location for Jamie R. Walker

1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2000
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: 253-952-4290

Fax: 253-597-7378

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Last Updated: 3/11/2019

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