SEATTLE – Respected disability law, elder law, estate planning and settlement planning firm Dussault Law Group today announced it is changing its name to Brothers Henderson Dussault (BHD). BHD reflects both the firm’s extensive history and its future, marking its partnership transition from founder William (Bill) Dussault to experienced counsel Joshua Brothers and Christopher Henderson, who share a combined 20 years with the firm.
Founded in 1984 by Dussault, one of the trailblazers of disability and elder law, the firm serves clients and families across the United States. Brothers, a longtime firm partner, and Henderson have increasingly managed the firm’s caseload and operations in recent years, and now officially will take full ownership. Dussault will remain of counsel with the firm.
“We are fortunate to have had Bill’s leadership and guidance, and honored to build on his legacy, expertise and empathy,” Brothers said. “Although we have a new name on the door, the substance of our firm – the professionalism, practice innovation and personal touch – will remain just as strong as our clients have come to expect.”
Brothers is a determined advocate for the disability and elder law communities, and has served thousands of families and professionals throughout this career as a tireless advocate and advisor, past board president and ongoing member of the Arc of King County, and frequent presenter at continuing education seminars, parent symposiums and many other forums. His legal practice focuses on litigation and settlement planning; the development, implementation and administration of special needs trusts and other types of trusts; estate planning; guardianship; benefits advocacy; benefits litigation and probate.
“Our practice has always been, and continues to be rooted in providing the highest quality service to all of our clients, with a particular focus on individuals who experience disabling conditions, their families and the professionals who serve them,” Henderson added. “Creating and maintaining trust and long-term relationships with clients will continue to be just as important as providing expert legal services.”
Henderson combines extensive academic work in disability rights – including co-teaching the disability law course at the University of Washington – with personal encounters with the elder law needs that initially drove him to practice in these fields. His professional focus includes working with advocacy groups, families and professionals in the areas of guardianship, special needs trusts, special education, the protection of vulnerable adults, estate planning, benefits advocacy and related issues.
BHD advocates for clients and also provides top tier guidance on issues related to special education, guardianship, trusts, end-of-life planning, Medicaid and other benefits, and more. For more information about BHD, visit www.bhdlaw.com or call 206.324.4300.