I am an Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, and I also specialize in Guardianships, and Adoptions. I like to say that I practice 'happy law.'
In 1999 I opened my own practice in Poulsbo WA and in 2010 I became a principal of the Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano, P.S. law firm. Sherrard McGonagle Tizzano was established in 1954. We are a full service law firm and pride ourselves on taking care of the needs of our clients in Kitsap County and the surrounding communities. We have 2 offices for your convenience; Bainbridge Island & Poulsbo.
I have 20 yrs of legal experience in Washington and California and in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. My practice also includes Trusts Probate, Will Contests, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts, Business Planning, Incorporations, and LLC's.
In March 2014 I started conducting monthly Life Care Planning Seminars around the WestSound region. My seminars are designed to share & highlight the concerns of:
~ HealthCare - Learn the roles of Medicare, Medicaid & Long Term Care Insurance
~ Housing - Maintaining quality of life, Aging in Place, & Retirement Communities
~ Financial - Preserving wealth from taxes & uncovered medical costs
~ Legal - Estate Planning & Safe Harbor Trust Planning
The seminars provide solutions for a secure & successful retirement, and legal peace of mind for you and your loved ones. My goal is to proactively educate seniors & their families. There is no charge to attend. Please go to www.sherrardlaw.com to see when I'll be in your neighborhood.
I am graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California and Seattle University School of Law. Prior to law school, I served as an ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God Church, and I have extensive experience in both the financial and commercial real estate markets. This unique background enables me to provide a compassionate, comprehensive approach to the practice of law and estate planning.
Professional Memberships and Activities
o BV-Rated Lawyer by Martindale Hubbell
o Member, Washington State Bar Association
o Member, California State Bar Association
o Member, Kitsap County Bar Association
o Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce
o Puget Sound Youth For Christ/Board Member
o Kitsap Community Foundation/Past President
o Poulsbo Rotary Club, Member
o Licensed Foster Parent
o Volunteer, Gateway Fellowship Church
o J.D., Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, 1992
Bachelor of Science, VanguardUniversity, Costa Mesa, California, 1972
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preferred Provider, Aging Options||Aging Options||2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kitsap County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Aging Options, Preferred Provider||N/A||2013 - 2015|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2010 - 2015|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Washington chapter)||Member||2010 - 2015|
|Kitsap County||Aging Options||2015|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Vanguard University of Southern California||Mathematics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1972|
|Older Americans Conference||Life Care Planning: Highlighting Concerns of Housing, HealthCare, Financial & Legal Issues||2015|
|Kitsap County Estate Planning Conference||EP/Medicaid/Elder Law Updates||2015|
|Caregiver Support Conference||Elderlaw Issues||2014|
|Health and Senior Resource Fair||Elder Law / Estate Planning||2013|
|Richard Tizzano is available to speak||topics include; Estate Planning, Elderlaw/Medicaid eligibility, Guaridanships, and Adoption||N/A|