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About Me

I graduated from Stanford University and the University of California Hastings College of the Law. Prior to opening Hickman Menashe, P.S., I practiced as an associate at the law firm of Isenhour Bleck, PLLC. I also worked for Senator Ron Wyden, and Evergreen and Columbia Legal Services. I enjoy meeting people, learning their stories and helping them put basic planning in place that will make a difference for themselves and their loved ones.

I am a past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and previously served as a member of their Executive Committee. I regularly speak before State and local bar groups, estate planning councils, and senior groups on topics ranging from Medicaid planning to Special Needs Trusts to Durable Powers of Attorney.

I am actively involved in my community and synagogue and keep very busy spending time with my wife and four young children.


Practice Areas


  1. Special Needs Trusts: 20%
  2. Long-Term Care and Medicaid Planning: 20%
  3. Estate and Personal Care Planning: 20%
  4. Social Security: 15%
  5. Other: 25%
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Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Edward Nguyen Vu Khai Le

    Jacob knows his craft and does it well. He has drafted trusts for my clients a few times now and has done and exceptional job.


    Edward Le Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel Orville Kellogg

    I have known Jacob for many years. He is a very well-respected Elder Law attorney in the Lynnwood area. I have referred clients to him, and would be happy to do so again.


    Daniel Kellogg Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hickman - Menashe

4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd.
Suite 202
Lynnwood, WA, 98036-6750

Hickman Menashe, P.S.

601 108th Avenue NE
Suite 1900
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Ste 202
4211 Alderwood Mall Blvd
Lynnwood, WA, 98036



ORResigned 199509/16/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHickman Menashe, P.S.2005 - Present
Associate AttorneyIsenhour Bleck, PLLC1997 - 2004
Legal AssistantOffice of Senator Ron Wyden1996 - 1996
Staff AttorneyEvergreen and Columbia Legal Services1996 - 1997
Staff AttorneyEvergreen and Columbia Legal Services1993 - 1995
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Special Needs AllianceMember2010 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionPast Chair, Current Member1993 - Present
King County Bar Association, Guardianship and Elder Law SectionPast Chair, Current Member1993 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Snohomish County Estate Planning CouncilMember1993 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1993 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Real Property, Probate and Trust Newsletter, (of the Washington State Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)The Intersection Between Medicaid and Estate Planning2008
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Stanford UniversityN/AA.B.1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Elder Law Essentials CLEMedicaid Long-Term Care Coverage, Essential Lessons2009
Whatcom County Bar Association CLE and Washington State Bar Association CLEEstablishment and Use of a Special Needs Trust2008
King County Bar Association Medicaid Bootcamp CLEEstate Planning and Medicaid: Planning and Pitfalls2008
Washington State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm ConferenceDurable Powers of Attorney, Drafting and Strategic Concerns, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Gifting and More2007
Washington State Bar Association Ethics for Elder Law Lawyers Tele-CLESpotlight on Very Common and Equally Difficult Issues Arising in Estate Planning and Medicaid Planning2007
King County Bar Association Initial Certified Professional Guardian TrainingMedicaid, Social Security and Government Benefits2007
King County Bar Association Advanced Certified Professional Guardian SeminarThe Changing Medicaid and Estate Tax Landscapes and Planning Issues for the CPG to Consider2007
Washington State Bar Association Best of CLEEstablishing the Special Needs Trust and the Application of Its Use2006