After 32 years in practice, we at Dussault Law Group (DLG) are changing our name to Brothers Henderson Dussault (BHD) – a name that honors Bill Dussault’s legacy and reflects our firm’s future.
The name change also signifies a change in ownership at our firm. Bill has transferred his remaining ownership interest in the firm to Chris Henderson. Josh Brothers and Chris Henderson are now the co-owners of BHD, while Bill will remain “of counsel” with the firm.
Bill literally wrote the book on disability and elder law, bringing unequaled levels of excellence to the early days of the field through his professionalism, successful counsel, and authorship of seminal legislative and legal works. After years of influencing generations of attorneys – including us – with his wealth of knowledge and passion in fields he practically created, Bill has been scaling back his duties and leadership in recent years. In doing so, Bill has recognized the importance of carrying on his life’s work beyond his legal career.
For more than 15 years, Bill has made the continuation of the firm and its values a priority and actively sought out attorneys who shared in his core beliefs. In particular, he has spent the last several years transitioning both legal work and firm management duties to another generation of attorneys. Our attorney team looks forward to continuing unchanged in support of our mission. Together with BHD’s co-owners, Josh and Chris, the consistent team of Bill Dussault, Barbara Byram, Donna Calf Robe, Katrina Durkin, Katie Searing and James Spencer have worked together nearly 100 combined years.
With BHD, we are honored to build on Bill’s legacy, expertise, empathy and relationships. Our new name means the same professionalism with a personal touch, where creating and maintaining trust and long-term relationships with clients is just as important as the expert legal services we provide.
We advocate for clients and work tirelessly to provide top tier guidance in disability law, elder law, estate planning and settlement planning & recovery management – including issues related to special education, guardianship, trusts, end-of-life planning, Medicaid and other benefits, and more. Brothers and Henderson are new names to the firm’s letterhead, but the names are not new to the firm. Between Chris and Josh, they have been working with Bill, the rest of the team and our clients for more than 20 years. 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.
Joshua L. Brothers
A determined advocate for the disability and elder law communities, Josh has served thousands of families and professionals throughout his 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. Josh’s 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.
Christopher M. Henderson
Chris 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. Chris’ 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.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us with questions. We look forward to continue working with you in the future.
Josh Brothers Chris Henderson