David Starks

David Starks

Partner at McKinley Irvin
  • Family Law, Divorce
  • Oregon, Texas, Washington
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Biography

David Starks is a partner at McKinley Irvin and practices out of the firm’s Seattle and Bellevue offices. David is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as well as the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He has been designated to the list of “Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State,” Washington Super Lawyers®, rated 10/10 “Superb” on Avvo, and was chosen by his peers to the list of The Best Lawyers in America©. David is driven by a passion for his client’s success and always fights to protect their best interests.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
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Texas
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Washington
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
McKinley Irvin
- Current
Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Southern Indiana
B.A.
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Awards
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State
Washington Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State
Washington Super Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Super Lawyer
Washington Super Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State
Washington Super Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Family Law, Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers
Top 100 Attorneys in Washington State
Washington Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association
Member
Current
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State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Oregon State Bar
Member
Current
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King County Bar Association
Member
Current
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King County Bar Association's Judicial Screening Committee
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association Professionalism Committee
Member
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Fellow and Certified Mediator
Current
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International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (IAML)
Fellow
Current
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American College of Family Trial Lawyers
Diplomate
Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Washington Chapter
President
-
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Equal Custody: As published in the King County Bar Association Bulletin
International Travel with Children: Identification Requirements
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction
International Family Law, Washington State Bar Association Family Law Desk Book
Washington State Bar Association
Washington's Resolution to Equal Custody
King County Bar Bulletin
"Shared" Custody is Now Shared
Family Law Takes on Global Perspective
King County Bar Bulletin
The Globalization of Family Law
King County Bar Bulletin
Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Conclusion of Case, Final Pleadings, Trial Preparation, Dissolution from A-Z, King County Bar Association CLE
Presenter, Innovations, Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation, AAML / University of Texas
Presenter, Equitable Distribution in Divorce, National Business Institute
Presenter, Unconventional Issues in Child Custody and Abduction Cases, American Bar Association
Presenter, Key Players in Cross Border Real Estate Investments, AIJA, American Bar Association
Panelist, Recognition of Foreign Court Orders and Conflicts of Laws, American Bar Association CLE
Presenter, For Better or Worse: International Issues in Marriage and Divorce, American Bar Association CLE
Presenter, Marital Misbehavior, the Chronically Noncompliant Party: Remedies, AAML CLE
Presenter, US Hague Cases and the UCCJEA, AAML CLE
Panelist, Saving a Stolen Childhood: How to Prevent and Resolve International Kidnapping Cases, American Bar Association CLE
Panelist, Family Enterprises in Distress: Issues to Consider, American Bar Association CLE
Presenter, Divorce Litigation, Start to Finish, National Business Institute CLE
Presenter, Nuts and Bolts of Family Law, King County Bar Association
Presenter, Family Law Bootcamp, Washington State Bar Association
Moderator, NBI Domestic Violence: A View from the Bench, National Business Institute CLE
Presenter, International Family Law - The Hague Convention, King County Bar Association CLE
Stock Grants, Awards and Options - Property or Income, King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Disputes Relating to Children on Separation of Parents/Carers, AIJA / ABA (Brighton, UK)
Law Practice Management - Implementing Technology in Your Practice, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers chapter
Dealing With the UCCJEA, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers chapter
Conclusion of Case, Final Pleadings, Trial Preparation, Dissolution from A-Z, King County Bar Association CLE
Websites & Blogs
Website
David Starks Profile
Blog
Contact & Map
McKinley Irvin Kirkland
10220 NE Points Drive
Suite 330
Kirkland, WA 98033
Toll-Free: (425) 230-6906
McKinley Irvin Bellevue
10900 NE 4th Street
Suite 2220
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone: (425) 329-3861
McKinley Irvin Seattle
1501 4th Ave
Suite 1750
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 397-0399
McKinley Irvin Issaquah
20 Sixth Avenue NE
Suite 200
Issaquah, WA 98027
Toll-Free: (425) 222-2758