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William Sidney Hickman

William Sidney Hickman

also known as Bill Hickman

Practice areas:

Estate and Personal Care Planning, Long-Term Care and Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Probate

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About Me

I graduated from Brigham Young University, receiving my J.D.,
cum laude, in 1985 and my B.A. in American Studies in 1982. Afterward I began clerking
for the Honorable Ricardo Hinojosa, United States District Judge,
Southern District of Texas.



I grew up in Washington, and after completing my education and some work experience out of state, I returned to the Seattle area in 1987. I first worked as an associate attorney at the law firms of Karr Tuttle
Campbell (1987 - 1991) and Short Cressman and Burgess (1991 - 1992). Then, in 1993, I opened my own law office where I practiced for twelve years.
In 2005, I joined forces with Jacob Menashe to form Hickman Menashe,
P.S.


I am 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. I speak 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.


I am active in my church and community, where I frequently work with the
Boy Scouts of America. I enjoy spending time with my wife and two
sons.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Probate: 20%
  2. Guardianship: 20%
  3. Special Needs Trusts: 20%
  4. Long-Term Care and Medicaid Planning: 20%
  5. Estate and Personal Care Planning: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Ryan Anton Jacobsen

    I've known Bill for two years, and worked with him on a few of his probate cases. Bill mentored me in estate planning and probate when I was first getting started. Bill Hickman is a trusted and respected attorney in his community. He's an expert in estate tax planning, contested probate matters, and medicaid planning. Bill is also a good person with a lot of integrity and a good heart. I fully endorse Bill Hickman. He is an excellent choice for legal representation.

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    Ryan Jacobsen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Lynn St. Louis

    Bill Hickman has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. I have personal knowledge of his expertise, competence and compassion. I highly recommend Bill to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.

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    Lynn St. Louis Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hickman Menashe, P.S.

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

Hickman Menashe, P.S.

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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198707/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHickman Menashe, P.S.2005 - Present
AttorneyWIlliam S. Hickman, P.S.1993 - 2005
Associate AttorneyShort Cressman & Burgess PLLC1991 - 1992
Associate AttorneyKarr Tuttle Campbell1987 - 1991
ClerkUnited States Government- Southern District of Texas1985 - 1987

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionChair2004 - 2005
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)Member1993 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1993 - Present
Snohomish County Estate Planning CouncilMemberN/A
Academy of Special Needs Trust PlannersMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association The New Essentials for Practicing Elder Law SeminarMedicaid Overview: Fundamentals of New Medicaid Changes2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Brigham Young UniversityAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Long Term Care: Strategies and Solutions SeminarEligibility Issues, Long-Term Care Benefits Under the Medicaid, Medicare and VA Programs2005
The New Essentials for Practicing Elder Law SeminarMedicaid Overview: Fundamentals of New Medicaid Changes2004
Washington State Bar Association 2002 Annual Elder Law Meeting and CLEMedicaid Planning for Couples in Second Marriages2002