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This profile was last updated on 9/29/08  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Virginia M. Amis

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    King County Association
  • Member
    Pierce County Collaborative Law Association

Education

  • B.A. , English
    University of Central Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
21 Total References
Web References
McKinley Irvin, Divorce Attorneys, Publications
www.mckinleyirvin.com, 29 Sept 2008 [cached]
by Virginia Amis, Attorney at Law, McKinley Irvin PLLC
Virginia M. Amis Partner ...
mckinleyirvin.com, 17 Dec 2007 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis Partner
Virginia Amis is a partner at McKinley & Irvin.
When asked why she made the switch from commercial law to family law in 1995, Virginia smiles."I'm the middle child of eleven children.I became a problem solver and negotiator for survival."On a more serious note, Virginia makes it clear that her desire to practice family law is firmly rooted in personal relationships."I really enjoy meeting with clients that first time, working out with them what needs to be done in their case to make that case a success, and then putting that collaborative plan into action."She enjoys resolving cases favorably for her clients, something made easier given her background and approach to the practice of law.
Sands McKinley, managing partner of MI, says, "Like Jennifer Payseno, we first met Virginia when we had a case against her.
...
Virginia understands how to put a case together, and her ability to be a strong advocate while maintaining her dignified composure enables her to engender respect from everyone involved in the process.
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Virginia emphasizes that her practice is collaborative.Her clients are not second class citizens to her, but partners."Most clients have no idea what to expect when a family law case starts.My job is not just to do the best job possible, but also explain the process to my clients, so that they can become involved in the case in a meaningful way."
Virginia graduated with a B.A. in English in 1985 from the University of Central Oklahoma.She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, and spent the next eleven years in Oklahoma practicing first commercial law and then family law.She moved to Washington in 2001 and began working at MI in 2002."I just fell in love with the Seattle area," she says."I traveled here a few times and knew that I wanted to live and retire here."
Virginia has litigated every aspect of domestic relations cases in Washington, including legal separations and divorces with custody and complex property issues, paternity cases, parenting plan or custody modification actions, child support issues, non-parental custody actions, and meretricious relationships.She is also a trained mediator, able to assist opposing parties to fashion agreements that end their disputes.
Publications
Virginia Amis, Community Property - What is it?
McKinley Irvin Family Law Attorneys Bellevue Washington
mckinleyirvin.com, 18 Sept 2007 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis, Divorce Attorney at McKinley Irvin
Virginia M. Amis ...
mckinleyirvin.com, 8 April 2006 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis
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Although MI Partner, Virginia Amis, is a member of the King County and Pierce County Collaborative Law Associations - MI believes it is important that clients understand the pros and cons of using this approach.In short: Buyer Beware.
In theory, the Collaborative Law process sounds like the perfect choice.
Virginia M. Amis, Divorce Attorney at McKinley Irvin
www.mckinleyirvin.com, 18 Sept 2007 [cached]
Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis
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Virginia M. Amis Partner
Virginia Amis is a partner at McKinley & Irvin.
When asked why she made the switch from commercial law to family law in 1995, Virginia smiles."I'm the middle child of eleven children.I became a problem solver and negotiator for survival."On a more serious note, Virginia makes it clear that her desire to practice family law is firmly rooted in personal relationships."I really enjoy meeting with clients that first time, working out with them what needs to be done in their case to make that case a success, and then putting that collaborative plan into action."She enjoys resolving cases favorably for her clients, something made easier given her background and approach to the practice of law.
Sands McKinley, managing partner of MI, says, "Like Jennifer Payseno, we first met Virginia when we had a case against her.
...
Virginia understands how to put a case together, and her ability to be a strong advocate while maintaining her dignified composure enables her to engender respect from everyone involved in the process.
...
Virginia emphasizes that her practice is collaborative.Her clients are not second class citizens to her, but partners."Most clients have no idea what to expect when a family law case starts.My job is not just to do the best job possible, but also explain the process to my clients, so that they can become involved in the case in a meaningful way."
Virginia graduated with a B.A. in English in 1985 from the University of Central Oklahoma.She graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, and spent the next eleven years in Oklahoma practicing first commercial law and then family law.She moved to Washington in 2001 and began working at MI in 2002."I just fell in love with the Seattle area," she says."I traveled here a few times and knew that I wanted to live and retire here."
Virginia has litigated every aspect of domestic relations cases in Washington, including legal separations and divorces with custody and complex property issues, paternity cases, parenting plan or custody modification actions, child support issues, non-parental custody actions, and meretricious relationships.She is also a trained mediator, able to assist opposing parties to fashion agreements that end their disputes.
Publications
Virginia Amis, Community Property - What is it?
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