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George F. Cicotte, is a prominent speaker and
author who is rated AV® by other attorneys and judges.  The AV rating indicates that he has achieved
the highest standards of legal ability and ethical conduct.  Mr. Cicotte maintains a broad employee benefits
practice and has spoken throughout the country for groups such as the National
Institute of Pension Administrators, the Institute for Applied Management and
Law, the Society for Human Resource Management and the Western Pension and
Benefits Conference.  He has authored and
co-written several articles and publications including the employee benefits
chapter of The Contingent Workforce,
published by Law Journal Press.  Before
he established the Firm, Mr. Cicotte practiced in Washington, D.C.
with Covington & Burling, consistently ranked as one of the most selective
law firms in the nation.


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Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 80%
    24 years, 500 cases
  2. Employment: 10%
    19 years, 200 cases
  3. Tax: 10%
    21 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($325-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • J Chad Mitchell

    George is an excellent attorney specializing in the complex area of employee benefits. He is smart, persuasive, and honest.


    J Mitchell Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    George is a terrific lawyer of the utmost integrity. Not only do I use him as a technical resource whenever I need one, I have referred him to both clients and friends; and he always comes through!


    Rick Wagner Employee benefits Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Cicotte Law Firm

7025 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Suite B2
Kennewick, WA, 99336


DCInactive 200007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV ratingMartindale-Hubbell2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Cicotte Law Firm, LLC2002 - Present
AssociateCovington & Burling1999 - 2002
AssociateLittler Mendelson, P.C.1997 - 1999
ManagerDeloitte & Touche1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2000 - Present
Colorado BarAttorney1996 - Present
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyChair, Columbia River Chapter2007 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
The Contingent Workforce - Business and Legal strategiesEmployee Benefits chapter2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of PennsylvaniaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Prudent Plan ReviewERISA Fiduciary Responsibility2009
IAML Certificate in Employee Benefits LawWelfare Benefit Plans and Special Benefit Issues2009
ERISA Fiduciary ResponsibilityFiduciary Responsibility2009
Cafeteria PlansCafeteria Plan Law2009
2009 Employment Law Changes2009 Update of Legislative and Regulatory Changes2009
The Certificate in Employee Benefits LawEmployee Benefits Law2008
Gulf Coast Symposium on HR IssuesWellness Plans2008
The Certificate in Employee Benefits LawEmployee Benefits Law2007
Columbia Basin SHRMEmployee Benefits Update2007
Business in the MorningEmployee Handbooks2007
The Certificate in Employee Benefits LawEmployee Benefits Law2006
The Certificate in Employee Benefits LawEmployee Benefits Law2005
Cafeteria Plan SeminarCafeteria Plan Legal Update2004
Zero Alpha Group ConferenceDefined Benefit Plans2003
The National EmployerERISA Litigation1997
Deloitte Benefits UpdateRetirement Plans for Not-for-Profit Entities1996