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About Our Firm

About Our Firm

Attorney Rico Tessandore has represented clients in Superior and District courts throughout the State of Washington. His trial experience includes personal injury cases, civil and criminal cases. In his legal career, Mr. Tessandore has lead over 1000 cases through to resolution. Whether your case involves a personal injury accident or a civil matter, Mr. Tessandore has the knowledge and experience to assist you in vigorously defending your rights. Mr. Tessandore is the past President of the Snohomish County Bar Association. He regularly serves as an arbitrator in Snohomish and Skagit County, as well as preforming the duties of Settlement Guardian ad Litem in civil cases involving minors. Rico has been appointed to serve as a Pro-Tem Judge in Superior, District and Municipal courts, fulfilling that role in all four Snohomish County District courts. Rico also regularly provides pro bono work for various worthy causes and interests.

Rico grew up in rural King County, the son of a single parent. Always being academically motivated, he was the first person to graduate from college in his family, attending Seattle University for his undergraduate studies, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism. After his undergraduate work, Rico attended Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, during which time he worked for Chief Federal Judge Joseph Tauro.

After graduating from law school in 1998, Rico served as a law clerk to the presiding judge of Snohomish County Superior Court. Thereafter he worked for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office where he was nominated for Attorney of the Year. Following his work at the Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Tessandore moved into the civil arena, working for the law firm of Hollenbeck Lancaster Miller and Andrews, where he gained a key understanding of the insurance industry. He now puts this unique knowledge to work fighting for the rights of individuals and families in Western Washington.

Rico is also a family man, being himself married and the loving father of two. As a family, they enjoy spending time together in the outdoors and playing sports.