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With over 23+ years of experience Rico Tessandore is a seasoned trial lawyer

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A Family Man Committed To Helping People Get The Justice They Deserve

His Personal Life

Rico lives in Snohomish County with his family, where he enjoys spending time in the outdoors and cheering for our hometown teams—including the Mariners. 

Rico has volunteered in his local community in many capacities. For the past 14 years, he has served as a trustee for the Sno-Isle Library System. He has also served as a volunteer with the Edmonds Community College Paralegal Program for the past eight years. Previously, Rico served on the Snohomish County Bar Association Board of Trustees, including a one-year term as its President.

Rico Tessandore Smiling By The Window

His Professional Career

Rico currently manages a law practice that focuses on plaintiff personal injury litigation in the Puget Sound area. With offices throughout Snohomish and Island County, Rico has gained a reputation for protecting his clients and looking out for their best interests.  

Rico began his legal career as a law clerk to the presiding judge of Snohomish County Superior Court. Following his clerkship, he worked with the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony crimes. Rico was recruited from the prosecutor’s office to join the law firm of Hollenbeck Miller and Andrews, where he focused on insurance defense of all types of civil litigation matters. In gaining experience as an insurance defense attorney, he defended cases ranging from motor vehicle collisions to animals at large.  He primarily focused on cases from Pierce to Whatcom County.

Following his five years of insurance defense, Rico opened his law firm with the idea of switching sides and representing those who were injured by the negligence of others. Since opening his firm, he has represented individuals with cases ranging from motor vehicle collisions to dog bite claims, with a little of everything in between. He has also served for many years as a Settlement Guardian Ad Litem in multiple counties. As an SGAL, Rico is appointed by the court system to ensure that injured children receive fair and just settlements.

What He Brings To The Table

We Got The Experience And The Determination To Help You Out In Your Case

23+ Years Of Experience

Plaintiff’s Attorney & Insurance Defense Attorney

Over A Thousand Cases Successfully Resolved

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

Rico is amazing. Such an honest and down to earth guy. Tells you like it is and is fair. Give him a call and schedule a meeting, you wont be disappointed.

Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

Sonya G

Practice Areas

  • Vehicular AccidentsVehicular Accidents
    If you have been in a motor vehicle accident of any kind, and accident involving an airplane, cruise ship or public transportation; navigating insurance companies and medical bills can seem daunting and incomprehensible. But you do not have to settle for what insurance companies offer you; the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help you be compensated in the way you deserve.
  • AbuseAbuse
    The Law Offices of Rico Tessandore will handle all cases involving abuse with sensitivity and careful consideration for the victim or victims involved, while seeking justice for perpetrators.
  • Wrongful DeathWrongful Death
    If you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another party, the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help lessen the financial strain of the loss while holding the parties responsible accountable for their actions.
  • Personal InjuryPersonal Injury
    If you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury of any kind, the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore will examine every legal angle and every piece of evidence to ensure that you have a good case against insurance companies.
  • Workplace InjuryWorkplace Injury
    If your safety in the workplace in compromised, the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help attain your compensation for your injuries, as well as handle third party workers compensation claims.
  • Premise LiabilityPremise Liability
    Many structures used on a daily basis such as porches, railings, balconies, and many more cause serious injuries due to improper care, misuse, and neglect. The Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help you through premise liability accidents.
    If you have been in an accident where driving under the influence was involved, the Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help ensure compensation for material, physical, and emotional damages
  • Dog Bites and Animal AttacksDog Bites and Animal Attacks
    If you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by an animal, you could be compensated for your injuries. Washington laws dictates that owners of animals are strictly liable for their animal’s bites or attacks. The Law Offices of Rico Tessandore have experience obtaining compensation for emotional damages and medical costs.
  • Head and Brain AccidentsHead and Brain Accidents
    If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic head or brain injury due to neglect or an accident of some kind, acting now can help obtain the fullest compensation for your loss. The Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help achieve this kind of compensation for you.
  • Pedestrian AccidentsPedestrian Accidents
    In Washington, there are certain duties that drivers owe individuals using a sidewalk or crosswalk; don’t let an insurance company deny your rights. The Law Offices of Rico Tessandore can help you get just compensation for your pedestrian accidents.

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