Seattle and Tacoma Recovery for Financial Elder Abuse Attorneys

Helping you protect vulnerable loved ones

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)1 reports that approximately 2,150,000 elderly people in the United States suffer some form of abuse on an annual basis and many more cases are suspected to go unreported or undiscovered. Elder abuse can come in many forms, including physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation. Though financial exploitation may not seem as serious to some as physical or emotional trauma, financial abuse is extremely offensive and can often financially ruin a vulnerable elderly adult by draining their hard-earned savings and estate. If you believe your loved one has been the victim of financial elder abuse, the experienced attorneys at the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle and Tacoma can help you protect your loved one’s rights and hold their abuser accountable.


Identifying financial elder abuse

The NCEA reports that over 12 percent of all elder abuse cases are financial in nature. Sadly, this type of abuse is usually committed by a family member, caretaker, or another individual who has access to the elderly adult’s money, bank accounts, or other assets. Abusers may intentionally mismanage the victim’s assets, write checks to themselves, or brazenly steal cash or assets in other ways.

You should always know the signs of financial elder abuse, which may include the following:

  • Your loved one has detected unusual withdrawals or transactions they do not remember authorizing.
  • Bills are unpaid even though a caretaker was supposed to pay them.
  • Your loved one lacks appropriate new clothes, grooming items, or medical supplies even though their caretaker was supposed to purchase them.
  • Your loved one reports that someone asked them for a loan and requested it be kept a secret, which is often a sign they do not intend to repay the loan.
  • Changes appear in their power of attorney or will that they did not make.

Obtaining justice for financial abuse

If you suspect financial elder abuse is occurring, you should always assist your loved one in seeking legal redress for their financial losses. At the Dickson Frohlich, we are committed to holding financial abusers accountable for their actions and securing justice for victims.



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Thomas L. Dickson

Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the Dickson Frohlich. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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Robert P. Dickson

The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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Mark S. Johnson

Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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Daniel J. Frohlich

Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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Chris Lindemeier

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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Rebecca Corcoran

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Rebecca is active in the firm’s business law department. She can help with entity formation, intellectual property, as well as any necessary litigation involving your business’s needs

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Daniel Pizarro

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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Alexander Wisbey

Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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George Knight

George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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Reed Speir

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed Speir has lived in the Tacoma area since 1994. Reed earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

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