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Richard Gregorek

3450 Carillon Pt
Kirkland, WA 98033-7317
(425) 284-3450
Fax: (425) 827-7154
Services Offered:
Elder Law Attorney
Richard Gregorek serves Snohomish County, WA, King County, WA, Pierce County, WA
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    About My Business
    Our elder law practice is focused on you.

    Gregorek and Associates, PLLC is committed to protecting our seniors and assisting with the issues that affect the fast-growing aging population. We welcome our elder law clients and offer a friendly and productive atmosphere where often difficult decisions can be made in the confidence of a seasoned team that includes an experienced elder law attorney and tax professionals.

    Everyone faces the question of how to pay for long-term care and still protect a nest egg that they have worked so hard for. We provide sound counsel so you can make the right legal, financial and care decisions for your specific set of circumstances. We help our clients:

    •Identify the level of care needed for yourself or a loved one
    •Locate appropriate care facilities
    •Educate you and your family on your options
    •Protect your assets
    •Advise and assist with private and public resources such as Medicaid, Medicare and Veterans Pension Benefits
    •Set up special needs trusts or guardianships
    About My Services
    Elder law attorney Richard J. Gregorek compassionately and skillfully develops strategies to give you peace of mind when it comes to long-term care and Medicaid planning. The costs for long-term care in nursing homes can be covered at your own expense, through a long-term care insurance policy or through Medicaid. We navigate you through the Medicaid eligibility process.

    For those who are qualified for nursing homes in Washington State but choose to live at home, Medicaid will pay for daily care services even from family members if they can be obtained at a lower cost. The waivers that enable this include:

    The Community Options Program Entry System Waiver (COPES) ― Eligibility requires needing assistance with two daily living activities and financially qualifying for Medicaid.

    Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) ― Requires needing assistance with three or more daily living activities and financially qualifying for Washington's Non-institutional, Categorically Needy Medicaid program (which has different limits from standard Medicaid).

    Guardianships ― When an elderly person becomes incapacitated by a serious illness, the care provider may need to go to court to be appointed to make financial, legal and healthcare decisions. This appointee is called a conservator or guardian, and the legal proceedings are called conservatorship or guardianship hearings. This responsibility includes making sure seniors receive all the financial benefits they are entitled to, including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medicaid, disability, insurance and pensions.

    Special needs trusts ― These trusts provide money for the "special needs" of a person as a supplement to the assistance received from a need-based government program.
    Experience And Credentials
    Richard J. Gregorek


    •Juris Doctor (JD) Seattle University School of Law (formerly University of Puget Sound School of Law)
    •Master of Arts, (MA) Executive Management Claremont Graduate University, the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management
    •Master of Business Administration (MBA) Whittier College
    •Bachelor of Arts, (BA) Business Administration, concentration in Operations Management California State University, Fullerton

    Licensed Jurisdictions:

    Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), Oregon State Bar Association (OSB), American Bar Association (ABA), Federal Bar Association (FBA), United States District Court Western District of Washington, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington and United States Tax Court.


    •Washington State Bar Association (WSBA): Section on Real Property, Probate & Trusts; Elder Law Section; and Section on Business Law

    •Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)

    •Member, WealthCounsel, LLC

    •Member, ElderCounsel, LLC

    •Member, Seattle Estate Planning Council

    •Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International

    Job Satisfaction: I enjoy assisting my clients to achieve their goals and realize their dreams. As a lawyer, I have to deal with an array of difficult, sad and troubling issues that impact people's lives emotionally and financially. I strive to be understanding and compassionate in all matters.
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    We offer a free initial consultation with an elder law attorney to all our Elder law clients (limited to 1 hour).

    At Gregorek and Associates you will be provided a written fee agreement describing our services and the associated legal fees. Depending on the type of representation we offer Flat Fee and Hourly services.

    We accept MasterCard and Visa. Easy on-line payments as well.

    Payment plans available in certain circumstances.
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
    Office Hours: 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday

    After Hour appointments available (may have additional charge)

    In-home and in-hospital appointments available (may have additional charge)
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    Issued by U.S. Internal Revenue Service
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