William S. Hickman

Bill is a graduate of Brigham Young University, receiving his J.D., cum laude, in 1985 and his B.A. in American Studies in 1982. He clerked for the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United States District Judge, Southern District of Texas. A native of Washington, Bill returned to the Seattle area in 1987, and worked as an associate attorney at the law firms of Karr Tuttle Campbell (1987 – 1991) and Short Cressman and Burgess (1991 – 1992). He opened his own law office in 1993, where he practiced for twelve years. In 2005, he joined forces with Jacob Menashe to form Hickman Menashe, P.S. Bill is a past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and a member of Washington State’s chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He speaks regularly to community and service groups, such as the United Way, helping to educate people about estate planning, special needs trusts and other legal issues. Bill is active in his church and community, where he works with the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. Areas of Practice: - Estate Planning - Elder Law Bar Admissions: - Washington, 1987 - U.S. Federal Court, 1987 Education: - Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, Utah J.D. (Cum Laude) – 1985 - Brigham Young University B.A. – 1982

Areas of practice

  • Guardianship/Conservatorship (contested)
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship (uncontested)
  • Long Term Care Planning for Individuals over Age 65
  • Wills
  • Trusts & Powers of Attorney
  • Administering Special Needs Trusts
  • Advising & Drafting Special Needs Trusts
  • Contested Estates & Trusts
  • Decedent's Estate & Trust Administration
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