CURRICULUM VITAE

IRIS MANN McKAY

Iris McKay, Attorney & Counselor at Law

16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400

San Diego, California 92127

(858) 674-6903

admin@irismckay.com

www.irismckay.com

 

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Family law attorney with 27 years’ experience in litigation, mediation, consulting attorney services with divorce clients in the San Diego Superior Court system.

 

  • Work environments include sole proprietorship, partnership, and Of Counsel position with midsize firm.

 

  • Extensive pro bono experience through Family Law Access Program, San Diego Volunteer Lawyers, and private practice in excess of 150 hours annually.

 

  • Experience with marital estates ranging from zero/negative assets up to 30 million.

 

  • Clients have included C-level executives, physicians and other medical, lawyers, professors, scientists, engineers, principals and teachers, IT professionals, pharmaceutical, homemakers, students and the unemployed.

 

  • Niche specialty with clients in recovery from alcohol or substance dependency, sex or relationship addiction, complex emotional issues—PTSD, anxiety disorder, loss of child or other significant loss compounding divorce.

 

ADMITTED

  • State Bar of California – December 9, 1994

 

EDUCATION

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California.  Juris Doctorate received 1993. Editor for Law Review 1992-93; Note Author, Scientific Reliability of Psychiatric Expert Witness Testimony Involving the Use of Classifications from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1992; American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility 1991.

  • Avila University, Kansas City, Missouri. 1987-1990. Bachelor of Science in Political Science, minor in Communication.

 

  • Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri.  1986-1987.

 

  • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas.  1985-1986.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • State Bar of California

  • San Diego County Bar Association

  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association

  • American Bar Association Family Law Section

  • American Psychology-Law Association

  • Kids Turn San Diego

  • Legal Aid Society of San Diego

  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

  • California Lawyers Association Family Law Section

  • California Women Lawyers

  • Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

  • NAACP

  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts

  • Institute for Advancement of American Legal System

 

CREATIVE PROJECTS

  • Bitcoin Belle’s Fight for Justice from the San Diego Family Court.  Book to be released Fall 2021.

  • You in Control of Your Divorce.  Book to be released 2022.

  • CAFID—Coalition Against Fraud In Divorce. Pre-incorporator of Nonprofit organization.