Based on 15 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by Auliilani, a Car Accident client, Flag
From the first contact, Rico assured me that he would do everything possible to help me get the best treatment and settlement from my auto accident. He explained the whole process and always kept me informed of any updates. With his help, I received the best recovery with the least amount of stress. In the beginning I was overwhelmed and worried about my situation, but Rico eased my nerves and made me very happy to know he was assisting my case. I simply felt like I was in good hands! I highly recommend Rico Tessandore without reservation! I will look to him for any future advice if needed.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Rico represented me in a car accident case. I'm so glad I called him right away. He was very easy to talk to, professional, and obviously he knew the ins and outs of the insurance company industry from lots of experience. It was his insider knowledge that impressed me the most. But also he was just a pleasure to work with. He is so down to earth. I felt so confident with his solid advice, and his advocacy. I do not usually leave reviews anywhere, but Rico impressed me THAT much. Highly recommend.
Posted by Amy, a Car Accident client, Flag
Rico represented my family when we were victims of a hit and run injury accident. I am a criminal defense attorney so I consider myself a pretty good judge of an attorney's skills. Rico was on top of my case from day one and he did everything he could to make sure we got the care and money we deserved. He is the only attorney I will ever call if someone in my family is injured or in need of legal advice on a personal injury matter!
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
From the moment of initial interview, Rico was professional, straight forward, honest, and kept me informed. I focused on my recovery and he made sure I was taken care of. Rico is very patient, listened to my concerns and wishes, and took time to explain my options with full disclosure. He was a great advocate for me in my case, and I HIGHLY recommend him.
Posted by Christopher, a DUI client, Flag
I had never been in any legal trouble prior to my DUI, and I had no idea what my rights were, how to navigate the legal system, or what to expect. Mr. Tessandore was prompt in returning my phone calls, forthcoming with legal advice, honest in his evaluation of my situation, and sympathetic to my cause (without selling me a bunch of BS). His strategy for trial won me a better outcome than I could have expected. His legal arguments for my DOL hearing were creative and original, and most importantly, they worked. He was neither the most expensive nor the most affordable lawyer available, but he was worth every penny. Even if I had lost, I would still recommend him for his hard work, reliable and open communication, and creative approach.
Posted by Bao-Uyen, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Rico kept me informed every step of the way. He laid out all of my options, with the pros and cons of each option. He was always available to answer any questions I had and believe me--- I had many questions considering this is my first (and hopefully last) car accident. He dealt with the insurance companies and fought to make sure the insurance companies paid for all of my medical treatments. Instead of dealing with the insurance companies, I was able to focus on recovery and it was a long road to recovery! I could not ask for a better adviser and advocate. I highly recommend Rico and thank you for making my first case a smooth sailing one (well, from my perspective anyway... I am sure Rico went through some rocky and turbulent conversations with the insurance companies on my behalf!)
Posted by Jeremiah, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Rico Tessandore is a great lawyer. The first time I met Rico and explained my situation he gave me a best case and worst case layout which greatly eased my mind. He was to the point and never gave me any false hope. Rico was also very accessable when I needed him and responded very quickly to any concerns I had. When it came time to my court dates Rico prepared me for what I would face which eased my mind once again.
Posted by Katie, a DUI client, Flag
Rico was very helpful throughout the entire duration of my case. He kept me informed during the entire process and made sure that I was involved in all the steps. He was realistic, personable, and honest. He gave clear and concise instructions as to what I needed to do prior to my court date in order to have the best chance for a successful outcome. I went through the process of alcohol evaluation, Victim's panel, and Alcohol and Drug Information School all before my trial. This was to show the court of a proactive response proceeding my conviction. The court favored my proactive actions which in return lessened my charges greatly. Without Rico's advice to begin the process before my trial, I may not have had such a positive outcome. I might have had to spend more money in the long run and had to deal with parole officers, extra fines, and extended punishments. Regarding my DOL hearing, Rico provided the Hearing Officer with scientific evidence as the main tool in backing up my case. It had strong validity and therefore was legitimate and applicable to my case. As a result of such a strong argument, I didn't lose my privilege to drive, have to get an Ignition Interlock Device, or spend money on SR22 Insurance. I am so thankful for all the work and care Rico put into my case and couldn't have asked for a better outcome in the end. Moving to Bellingham to go to Western Washington University, I would have never guessed that getting a DUI would have been a part of my college experience. Rico provided me with the necessary information and resources I needed in order to have the best possible outcome. He allowed me to be able to continue with my education without the added stress of a DUI and all the repercussions and restrictions that come with it. For that I am truly thankful.
Posted by Pamela, a Car Accident client, Flag
First, I would like to thank Rico Jon Tessandore for handling my sonâ€™s case in a professional and courteous manner. From the first time I met Mr. Tessandore, he was responsive and professional. He immediately laid out an active strategy for the case, and he succeeded in carrying out that strategy, leading to an ideal outcome of the case.
For fifteen months, he continued to fight for my sonâ€™s rights and never gave up. Rico kept us in the loop with status on a regular basis and conveyed a sense of understanding and comfort, a welcome feeling during a trying time. During the case, his own family with several personal events affects their life and he continued to work with more determination and fortitude.
His knowledge of the process and attention to detail were critical attributes that helped win the case. To this day, there is zero debt left unpaid after the case closed. I am thoroughly pleased with Mr. Tessandore work. He has earned nothing but my highest professional recommendation and gratitude.
Posted by Paul, a Contracts client, Flag
Rico does not fit the stereotypical term for attorney. He is great and definitely goes above and beyond for his clients! He was able to get our crooked insurance company to pay what they were supposed to when an unfortunate situation happened to us! We were not in good hands with our insurance company...who took our money and didn't want to cover a loss that they represented they would, when they gladly deposit our money into their pockets. Rico Made them step up to the plate! He is an amazing person and easy to work with on top of that! I would...and have recomended him to everyone!!
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
Best attorney ever, we were in great hands when our insurance company was trying to screw us over. Very hard working, honest...all around great guy! Went above and beyond for us and forced our insurance company to step up to the plate. Would recommend Rico to everyone!!
Posted by Alex, a DUI client, Flag
This is by far the best lawyer known to mankind! He got my DUI dropped to a Neg-1 and Won my DOL hearing. So I never got my Lic suspended and most importantly never have to get SR-22! Not to mention no jail time or Community Service. I strongly recommend Rico to anyone who wants a Fire breathing Dragon on there side in a Treacherous battle! Very reasonable Fees and allowed payments as well.
Posted by Cody, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Rico went above and beyond during my case. The insurance company tried to settle my claim with me for $750 before I was represented by an attorney or was even done treating. Rico came in, dealt with the insurance companies and left me to focus on getting better. The outcome far exceeded my expectations. If I would have known how much his involvement would change the outcome of my case, I would have retained his services before I even talked to the insurance company. I definitely recommend Rico to take care of any accident case.
Posted by william, a DUI client, Flag
If your're looking for a lawyer that will fight and dig deep for you every inch of the way thoughout your case, then I highly recommend you hire Rico tessandore. As a client of Mr. Tessandore I was constantly updated on all events that concerned my case, and was informed on anything that could or might change. Mr Tessandore dugged deep and made sure anything that could help my case was put into the equation. There is no doubt that Mr. Tessandore is a very intelligent and knowledgeable lawyer. His hard work paid off with 1 charge being dropped to a lesser one, and the other being completely dismissed. Great lawyer! You won't be disappointed.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in an auto accident last year. I received Mr. Tessandore’s name from a co-worker. According to my co-worker Mr. Tessandore had experience as an insurance defense attorney and extensive courtroom experience in front of and behind the gavel. I did some research on the internet and everything my co-worker claimed "checked out" and nor did my claim conflict with his current employment. And although all I needed from him was advice, he treated me with the utmost respect. He was patient, listened to all my questions and concerns, provided answers to my numerous questions and was very forthcoming whenever I called. I was extremely pleased with the results of his advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney!