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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    Attorney Thomas L. Dickson

    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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    Attorney Robert P. Dickson

    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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    Attorney Daniel J. Frohlich

    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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    Attorney Mark S. Johnson

    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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    Attorney Daniel E. Pizarro

    Daniel E. 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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    Attorney George Knight

    George Knight

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, George is active in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. His practice is mainly centered around business law, real estate law, construction law, employment law, and probate law.

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    Attorney Chris J. Lindemeier

    Chris J. 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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    Attorney Alexander J. Wisbey

    Alexander J. 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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    Attorney Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer is an associate attorney at Dickson Frohlich where her current practice focuses on real estate law, contract and commercial disputes, and business law.

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    Attorney Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria is an Associate with Dickson Frohlich PS in the civil litigation department, where she practices primarily real estate and probate law.

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    Attorney Alex J. Britain

    Alex J. Britain

    Since becoming an attorney, Alex Britain has practiced extensively in the areas of estate planning, probate, and civil litigation, especially related to probate issues.

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    Attorney Katherine E. Baals

    Katherine E. Baals

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Katherine practices in a range of areas, including real estate, construction, business, and civil litigation.

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