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Robert Kendall Ricketts

Probate Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1983
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Since 1983, Robert K. Ricketts has been providing high quality Legal Services to individuals in the Tacoma - Pierce County area. Robert K. Ricketts is hard-working, honest, and reliable. Robert K. Ricketts offers advice and representation in legal matters concerning primarily Family Law and Probate and General Civil Litigation. I am proud of my commitment to excellence in serving this community. If you choose my law firm, you will notice that I treat my clients as individuals, thoroughly work up cases and skillfully handle negotiations and litigation.


Robert Kendall Ricketts
8849 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98444-6474

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Posted by Adam | May 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!!!
My fiance and I were both going through separate custody battles this past year, we consulted with multiple attorneys before we were referred to Rob Ricketts. When we initially met with Rob, he advised us that he could help, he gave us a since of security and ease. Rob is absolutely amazing at his job, very thorough, consistent and fair! He listened to us which was uncommon from the 3 previous attorneys we spoke with. I really can't say enough good things about Rob. He showed up with his A+ game at every court date, he was very diligent at explaining the whole process with us and answering any questions we had. I'll add that he won both cases for us and got everything we wanted. Rob has patience and is extremely good at what he does. I would recommend him again and again! Over the whole process he showed us how much he actually cared about our outcome and our children's safety which is really hard to find anymore!! If you want a fantastic lawyer, Rob will not disappoint!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Handled extremely complicated case with professionalism
Mr. Ricketts handled an extremely difficult custody case wherein I was the victim of a crime and the children were the result of it. There can be few instances where compassion meets legal meets crime victim where things can be as emotionally charged nor as high stakes. Mr. Ricketts saw that my children and I were protected and that the best interests and our well being overall was number one. If winning in court is the measure of a good attorney then yes he is a great attorney but the legal, financialand emotional journey is just as important and for these his wisdom and heart far surpass anything one expects in another. Well done counselor.
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Posted by Kenny | March 26, 2015
Mr. Ricketts was my lawyer in a visitation case for my son, as I am from the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Ricketts explained all the procedures and expectations of what my case would entail. He worked easily with me over the phone and when I traveled to Washington. Mr. Ricketts knowledge of the law is excellent. I would recommend Mr. Ricketts to anyone looking for a great family lawyer. I always felt like I was his only client. Give him a call today!
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Posted by Jene | October 30, 2012
Great Attorney
Rob fights hard to protect his clients. He is fair and honest...two qualities that are hard to find in an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2012
Fantastic service!
Robert helped me with a legal issue I had and was thorough and discreet. He quickly got my case to court and skillfully represented my interests on the legal matter. I am very satisfied with the results. His fees were reasonable and well worth the cost..
Posted by Lisa | June 22, 2012
Excellent Family Law Lawyer
Rob handled a child support/contempt action for me. Very difficult case with a running, hiding, deadbeat dad. Rob stuck to his guns, worked very hard, and with his help, we were able to hold this deadbeat accountable. We collected every penny of the past-due support. I was undoubtedly an over-worried, difficult client, but Rob never gave up, he always kept my apprised on the status, and handled himself excellently in court. Rob also handled two traffic infractions for me; with excellent results. I have also referred family, friends, and acquaintances to Rob, and he has handled their cases with the same effeciency.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2009
The best Attorney around
He is very aggressive, trust worthy, honest, and very organized. He knows his stuff and is not afraid to go in and fight.
Posted by Kurt | November 1, 2011
not helpful at all
Robert ricketts is a very poor lawyer he didnt do any good for me he had me sign papers that helped the other party and he seemed to only what to help the other party. i would never use his services again.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Robert Kendall Ricketts
  • 1985 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Klavano and Nash
  • 1983 - 1985


  • University of Puget Sound
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Western Washington University
  • Bachelor
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • in re Estate of Borghi
  • Attorney for prevailing party !!


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020


  • West's Washington Practice, Chapter 21, Fourth Edition
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • 1997
  • West's Washington Practice, Chapter 13, Third Edition
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • 1989

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We have been opposing counsel on cases and he has also appeared in front of me when I served as judicial officer. He is dedicated to his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rob is a very effective advocate on behalf of his clients. I know to expect him to be aggressive, yet reasonable in working toward resolution for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Robert as opposing counsel on several matters. In each case I have found Robert to be prepared, professional, and a good advocate for his client. Robert is also a good colleague and someone I enjoy working with on opposite sides of a case."
Family Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Ricketts is a thoughtful, experienced and respected "journeyman" lawyer. Very effective in family law and general practice matters."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I enjoy working with Rob. He does a great job for his clients and isn't afraid to go to bat for them when necessary. I often send referrals to Rob."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Robert on many cases over the years and I endorse him. Robert is a tenacious advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. This lawyer is dedicated and aggressive "
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