Peter C. Sisson is the managing attorney in the Boise law firm Sisson & Sisson. He has been a practicing lawyer since 1988, in Boise, Idaho since 1992. His law firm emphasizes a holistic and comprehensive legal practice approach to the issues seniors face as they age called Life Care Planning. Life Care Planning anticipates and provides legal and care advocacy services to the firm’s clients as their circumstances and health care needs change. The firm establishes long-standing relationships with clients and families so that on-going services are provided with continuity. The firm is committed to helping clients and their families navigate the long-term and health care system and advocate for good care during their loved one's journey through the elder care continuum. Pete’s law practice also includes: Medicaid and estate planning, guardianships, conservatorships, special needs trust planning and probate work.
Pete is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to offer certification in the area of Elder Law. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Boise Estate Planning Council, a founding member of The Better Way Coalition (an organization devoted to improving end of life caring in Idaho) and the Idaho State Bar Section on Taxation, Probate, and Trust Law.
He has in the past served on or currently serves on the board of directors for numerous local organizations including: the Idaho chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, SunHealth Behavioral Systems (a psychiatric hospital), The Better Way Coalition, and the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.
He is licensed to practice law in Idaho, California and Montana. He received his law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, graduating Order of the Coif, an honor awarded to those who are in the top 10% of their law school class.
Pete regularly publishes educational articles and lectures on the legal, financial and health issues experienced by families who are dealing with a spouse or parent’s long-term care needs. He has presented to a variety of groups including: AARP, the Governor's Conference on Aging, Idaho Roundtable (financial professionals), The Idaho Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, The Idaho Society of CPAs, A Better Way Coalition, Idaho Alzheimer's Association, Stand By You (Area Agency on Aging and Idaho Commission on Aging joint project), Boise Estate Planning Council, Treasure Valley Estate Planning Council, University of Idaho's Cooperative Extension System, the Idaho Young President's Organization and various support groups. He also has presented numerous continuing education courses for health, legal and financial professionals.
Pete lives in Boise with his wife and law partner, Rosalie. They have two daughters, Allie and Mimi, two dogs, and one cat.
Pete feels incredibly lucky to be able to assist seniors and their families as his life’s work. He thoroughly enjoys and very much appreciates the dedicated team he works with at Sisson & Sisson.