Five Star Professional Honors Tim Friedrichsen and Jennifer Mackay of Amicus Law Group With the 2016 Five Star Financial Services Professional Award

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Tim Friedrichsen and Jennifer Mackay named two of Seattle’s outstanding financial professionals

It is an honor being our clients’ trusted advisors

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Tim Friedrichsen and Jennifer Mackay, Amicus Law Group, have been selected as two of Seattle’s Five Star Financial Services Professionals for 2016.

Five Star Professional partnered with Seattle magazine to recognize a select group of Seattle-area financial services professionals who provide quality services to their clients. Tim Friedrichsen and Jennifer Mackay are featured, along with other award winners, in a special section of the January issue.

“Amicus represents individuals, families, businesses, business owners and nonprofit organizations. Every day, we address and solve legal and tax-related issues as our clients’ trusted advisors, and we strive to provide consultation and planning to put our clients in the best possible legal position going forward,” says Tim.

The Five Star Financial Services Professional award program is conducted in more than 45 markets throughout North America. Professionals are measured using a rigorous, multifaceted research methodology which incorporates input from clients, peers and firm leaders.

Tim and Jennifer would like to thank their clients and colleagues for their ongoing trust and goodwill.

“It is an honor being our clients’ trusted advisors,” says Jennifer.

“Five Star Professional’s research is extensive, with more than 10 million consumers, peers and other stakeholders contacted each year. We are proud to showcase these distinguished professionals,” says Jonathan Wesser, Research Director, Five Star Professional.

Tim Friedrichsen’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here.

Jennifer Mackay’s Five Star award profile can be viewed here.

About the research process:

Now entering its 13th year, Five Star Professional conducts in-depth, market-specific research in more than 45 markets across the United States to identify premium service professionals.

Financial Services Professional award candidates are identified through client, peer and firm nominations and industry qualifications, and then evaluated on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria including: experience, client retention rates, number of households served, recent personal production and performance.

Professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. For more information, visit

The Five Star Financial Services Professional award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria: 1. Credentialed with appropriate state or industry licensures; 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the -financial services industry for a minimum of five years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As de¬fined by Five Star Professional, the financial services professional has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Accepting new clients; 5. One-year client retention rate; 6. Five-year client retention rate; 7. Number of client households served; 8. Recent personal production and performance (industry-specific criteria); 9. Education and professional designations/industry and board certifications; 10. Pro bono and community service work. Financial services professionals do not pay a fee to be considered or awarded. Once awarded, financial services professionals may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The award methodology does not evaluate the quality of services provided and is not indicative of the winner’s future performance. 1,329 Seattle financial services professionals were considered for the award; 133 (11 percent of candidates) were named 2016 Five Star Financial Services Professionals.

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