Kelly R. McGrane-Irwin
Kelly Irwin is a Family Law Attorney and founding partner of Irwin & Irwin, LLP, with offices in Fullerton, California and Newport Beach, California. Mrs. Irwin grew up in Southern California and is originally from New Jersey. She earned two Associate degrees from Santiago Canyon College in Philosophy and Criminal Justice. She later graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Irwin went on to earn her Juris Doctor from Western State University – College of Law. While attending law school, Mrs. Irwin worked as a law clerk for Ferguson, Praet & Sherman, a police civil rights defense firm. She also worked in a legal clinic specifically representing clients in family law matters. Most recently Mrs. Irwin was a family law associate with the Law Offices of Wishart & Garland prior to starting her own law firm in 2011 with her husband, Mark Irwin.
For several years, Mrs. Irwin practiced in civil litigation, representing law enforcement agencies and municipalities throughout California in civil rights claims. Mrs. Irwin has also represented clients in administrative matters. Mrs. Irwin has had many successes in arbitrations, and in both Federal and State jury trials in complex litigation matters. She is admitted to practice law before the California Bar and the Federal Court – Central & Northern Districts of California.
Mrs. Irwin spent several years as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Orange County Family Justice Center Foundation. This Foundation is devoted to supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence. She co-chaired three very successful fundraisers for the OCFJC Foundation, and also co-authored their first business plan. Mrs. Irwin continues to serve on the Friends of the OCFJC Foundation.
Mrs. Irwin has served as a guest lecturer on Family Law, and Ethics in Family Law, at Western State University College of Law. She has also served as a Moot Court competition judge on several occasions at WSU law school, and has authored several published articles on family law matters.
Mrs. Irwin now limits her practice exclusively to Family Law matters. She currently accepts cases in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.