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GEORGE F. CICOTTE, ESQ.

Founder of the Cicotte Law Firm

George F. Cicotte founded the Cicotte Law Firm in 2002. Mr. Cicotte’s entire career has focused on employee benefits, beginning in 1989 as a pension actuary and, since 1995, as an ERISA attorney. He serves clients throughout the U.S., with a preponderance in the western and southwestern states. Before establishing the Cicotte Law Firm, Mr. Cicotte practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Covington & Burling, consistently ranked as one of the most selective law firms in the nation.

Mr. Cicotte’s broad employee benefits practice involves such diverse issues as health and retirement plan design, representing employers in labor relations matters, federal taxation, assisting health plans with HIPAA, COBRA and all other requirements and advising on a myriad of employment and fiduciary responsibility issues. In addition to counseling with clients on compliance and transactional matters the Firm frequently defends ERISA lawsuits.

Mr. Cicotte has spoken throughout the country for groups such as the Western Pension and Benefits Conference, The Institute for Applied Management and Law, The Society for Human Resource Management, Deloitte & Touche Consulting, Lorman Education Services, The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The National Employer Conference and The Zero Alpha Group. He has authored and co-written several articles and publications including the employee benefits chapter of The Contingent Workforce – Business and Legal strategies, published by Law Journal Press.

Mr. Cicotte is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier attorney rating service. This video describes what this rating means. The AV designation indicates that Mr. Cicotte has been recognized by other attorneys and judges as having achieved the highest standards of legal ability and ethical conduct.

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Washington 2002
  • United States Supreme Court 2001
  • District of Columbia 1999
  • Colorado 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Cir. 1998
  • E.D. Washington 2003

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Employee benefits advice and litigation
  • ERISA and benefits-related tax, corporate and employment law

EDUCATION

  • Brigham Young University — Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 1995
  • University of Pennsylvania — Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, 1989