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F. Richard Ricketts - Family Lawyer in Tacoma

Fighting for Your Best Interest Every Step of the Way

Tacoma family law attorney F. Richard Ricketts is the first person in his family to attend college. He went into the Army right out of high school to see the world and figure out some way to pay for college. He worked an intelligence analyst and was viewed as one of the best in the world in his particular area. At age 22, he was delivering high level presentations to military leaders in Korea regarding the intelligence planning for major military exercises.

He left the military to attend college at Seattle University. Here, he majored in Finance and International Business. As he contemplated which path to take for grad school, he chose law school, viewing law school as a unique skill set that would benefit him in the corporate world.

Education & Experience

During his second year of law school, a large Canadian corporation that had purchased a business in Seattle hired Attorney Ricketts. They wanted someone to develop a strategic growth plan for the business unit. This led to a permanent job offer and a relocation to Toronto following graduation.

In 2002, he left the company and started his own practice in Tacoma. From the beginning, he has been committed to providing value to his clients through hard work, reasonable rates, and desired results.


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A New Approach to Legal Fees

Attorney Ricketts has adopted an income-based approach to legal fees he charges new clients. Every client is assessed at the first meeting to determine how much of a discount they will receive, and every client who has a household income less than $100,000 will receive a discount, some up to 40% off of his standard hourly rate.

This is his attempt to align hourly rates with what people can actually afford to pay, and even extends to the retainer, which is calculated based upon ten hours at the discounted hourly rate.

Set Up a Consultation with Attorney Ricketts

If you need assistance with a family law matter, please reach out to the Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts. Our team is ready to guide you through your case, step by step. If you have any questions about how to proceed, please contact us at any time and we can advise you on which actions to take.

Call (253) 259-3501 today to get in touch with a family law attorney in Tacoma.

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