F. Richard Ricketts

F. Richard Ricketts

Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts, PLLC
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Divorce ...
  • Washington
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media

Since starting my practice in 2003, I have emphasized the provision of competent legal services at a cost which is adjusted for the client's particular situation. Hiring a lawyer is expensive for many reasons, but to the extent possible, I have tried to right size the fees we charge the client with the client's household income.

I focus my practice primarily in the family law area and have a great deal of experience in divorces, annulments, legal separations, child support modifications, parenting plan modifications and non parental custody cases.

A brief bit about me...

I am the first person in my family to attend college and went into the Army right out of high school to see the world and figure out some way to pay for college. I was an intelligence analyst and viewed as one of the best in the world at my particular are of specialty. At age 22, I was delivering presentations in the Pentagon regarding the intelligence planning for major military exercises.

I left the military to attend college. I did my undergrad at Seattle University where I majored in Finance. As I contemplated which path to take for grad school, I chose law school, viewing law school as a unique skill set that would benefit me in the corporate world.

During my second year of law school, I was hired by a large Canadian corporation that had purchased a business in Seattle and 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.

Working in Toronto had its ups and downs. I found myself completely involved with my job and constantly traveling across North America. The traveling eventually took its toll and maybe I became a little homesick for the Pacific Northwest.

I left the company in 2002 and opened my own law practice in Tacoma. From the beginning, I have been committed to providing value to my clients through hard work, reasonable rates and desired results.

Practice Areas
Arbitration & Mediation
Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Based upon the client's household income, we extend discounts of up to 40% off of our standard hourly rates.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
9th Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Korean: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law Offices of F. Richard Ricketts, PLLC
- Current
Director of Corporate Development
Wajax Limited
Keller Graduate School of Management
M.A. | Accounting and Financial Management
Placeholder image for education.
Seattle University School of Law
Seattle University School of Law Logo
Seattle University
B.A. | Finance
Placeholder image for education.
Pro Bono Award
Tacoma Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services
Pro Bono Attorney of the Month
Tacoma Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services
Professional Associations
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Committee Member, Business Valuationa and Litigation Services
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Institute of Management Accountants
Committee Member, Small Business Committee
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Washington State Bar Association
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Pierce County Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
1130 Broadway Plaza
Suite 202
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 237-1736
Fax: (253) 237-1730