Sydney’s practice at Hickman Menashe, P.S. focuses primarily on probate and estate administration. To make the probate process as seamless as possible, she helps her clients by educating them about the probate process, opening their probate in court, preparing and obtaining all necessary documents, calendaring important hearings, and keeping track of deadlines.

Sydney graduated from California State University Fullerton in 2015 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration Finance and Philosophy concentrating in Moral, Social, and Legal Philosophy of the Professions. In 2016, she admitted to California Western School of Law on scholarship. In 2019 she earned her Juris Doctor and admitted to the California State Bar.

During law school, Sydney was a member of the Business Law Society and graduated with honors in the Business Law concentration. She attained an academic excellence award for achieving the highest grade in her Community Property class and was a Dean’s Honor List student. Sydney interned for a family law office, business law office, and for the San Diego Public Defender’s Office for which she received the Pro Bono Honors Society Award for performing over 120 hours of pro bono work.

After admitting to the California State Bar, Sydney worked as an associate at Giovanniello Law Group, P.C., a healthcare provider defense firm in Orange County, California where she gained experience in collection and eviction actions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical malpractice, and elder abuse claims.

In 2021, Sydney admitted to the Washington State Bar and moved to the Seattle area where she obtained employment at Lee Smart, P.S., Inc., a general civil defense litigation firm. Her practice at Lee Smart, P.S., Inc., encompassed all areas of civil defense litigation including accounting, dental, real estate, and legal malpractice, as well as motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.

In her free time, Sydney enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.


  • California State University Fullerton
    • B.A. 2015
  • California Western School of Law
    • J.D. 2019


  • Washington State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington


  • Washington State Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • California State Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association