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Attorney Rico Tessandore has represented clients in superior and district courts throughout the state of Washington.  His trial experience includes personal injury cases, civil and criminal cases. In his legal career, Mr. Tessandore has handled over 1000 cases to resolution. Whether your case involves a personal injury accident or a criminal offense, Mr. Tessandore has the knowledge and experience to help you. Mr. Tessandore is the past President of the Snohomish County Bar Association.  He regularly serves as an arbitrator in Snohomish and Skagit County.  Rico has been appointed to serve as an Pro-Tem Judge in Superior, District and Municipal courts.


Rico grew up in rural King County, the son of a single parent.  He was the first person to graduate from college in his family.  He attended Seattle University for his undergraduate studies, before attending Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for Chief Federal Judge Joseph Tauro.


After graduating from law school in 1998, Rico served as a law clerk to the presiding judge of Snohomish County Superior Court.  Thereafter he worked for the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office where he was nominated for Attorney of the Year.  Following his work at the Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Tessandore moved into the civil arena working for the law firm of Hollenbeck Lancaster Miller and Andrews.  He now puts this unique knowledge to work for individuals and families. 



Languages spoken: Russian

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 19%
  2. Insurance: 19%
  3. Car Accident: 19%
  4. Dog Bite: 19%
  5. Other: 24%
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  • David W. Duce

    I have known and worked with Rico for many years. He is an experienced and skilled lawyer who represents his clients tenaciously.


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  • Nicholas B Berning

    Rico has a quick mind and a comprehensive understanding of the law. I have referred a number of clients to Rico with confidence that they will be in good hands.


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Contact info

1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Suite 203
Bellingham, WA, 98225

Law Offices Of Rico Tessandore

4100 194th Street SW
Suite 215
Lynnwood, WA, 98036



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorneythe Snohomish County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Program2010 - 2012
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecutor's Office2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for Justicemember2010 - Present
Whatcom County Bar Associationmember2009 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPresident 20092004 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember2006 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar AssociationPresident's Column2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar AssociationEthical issues: an appeal of a MAR award2011
Snohomish County Bar AssociationDistrict Court Rules2011
Vice President in charge of CLE's for the Snohomish County Bar AssociationCLE's2008