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Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess has been serving businesses and individuals in the Puget Sound area for more than 25 years. With over 100 years of combined legal experience across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines, our law practice is primarily focused on protecting your financial future.

Our team of lawyers finds solutions that guard your financial well-being during real estate transactions, business dealings, future planning through estate & probate issues, and even family law concerns.

When you have a lot at risk... it’s time to let us focus on finding the solutions.
Seattle & Tacoma Lawyers




Real Estate

  • Every attorney at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess boasts an impressive background and unique skill set. No matter the type of legal services you need, we can offer an exceptional advocate to handle your needs.
  • At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, our attorneys take their role as “counselors” seriously. When you work with Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, you not only have attorneys who can navigate the complexities of Washington’s real estate law, you have an ally who will interpret and explain your challenges and the best path forward for your case.
  • We have decades of experience solving problems for clients. We know the law, and we have a track record that proves it.
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Seattle Real Estate Lawyer


Real estate is a person’s most-valuable investment, and it deserves protecting. Our firm has assembled aggressive, but efficient, real estate lawyers who are skilled at defending our client’s property rights. Though we can fight, we know that real estate law matters don’t always require litigation. Thus, our firm also provides transaction services for both buyers and sellers of real estate. Whether it’s commercial or residential property we’ve represented thousands of individuals throughout the Seattle and Tacoma area.

Probate Attorney


When a loved one passes away, we are left with more than our memories of them—we are left with their property. Probate law governs the process of how a deceased individual’s property is distributed to his or her heirs. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we’re experts in the probate law process and have represented countless executors and executrixes (personal representatives) in successfully administering the estates of their deceased love ones.

Seattle Business Lawyers


The world of business can be complex—and in a world of increasing complexity, you need a law firm who’s seen it all. For over four decades, businesses have relied on Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess’s business law experience and expertise to solve their most-difficult challenges. The attorneys of Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess are seasoned business law professionals who know that the key to effective legal representation is more than simply winning in court but doing so efficiently.

Family Law Attorneys Washington State


Family law matters are often comprised of the most complicated and difficult issues that clients will ever face. An attorney should not only understand family law, he or she must also be willing to learn their client’s family dynamics in order to provide them with truly comprehensive service. We represent clients in many family law-related cases, including divorce, spousal maintenance, child custody, child visitation, child support, division of assets from the marriage, and real estate disputes related to divorce.

Divorce Lawyers, Seattle & Tacoma


A divorce can be the most stressful and challenging experience in a person's life. Because the decisions made during the divorce process may have long-term consequences, it is vital that someone going through it receives effective legal representation from the beginning. If children are involved, the process becomes even more complicated. A divorce attorney understands the complexities of Washington’s divorce law, and they help clients throughout each stage of the legal process, from planning to dissolution.

Construction Attorneys


Construction law refers to legal issues involving the building trades. The most common matters for individuals and companies are those dealing with building code enforcement, contract breaches, contract drafting, liens, and zoning disputes. Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess represents builders, general contractors, sub-contractors, homeowners, commercial property owners, material suppliers, engineers, and other construction professionals to make sure their interests are being protected.

Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess is a law firm specifically designed to be nimble, able to adapt to our clients’ unique needs. This is because every client is unique. When you need an attorney, you’re almost certainly facing a problem you need to have fixed. That’s what we do at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess. We don’t see our clients as a number, but as individuals.

Our results speak for themselves, but we want to hear from you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to better understand the best path forward for your legal situation.

our attorneys

Thomas L. Dickson

Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the firm. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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Heather Burgess

Heather represents property owners and developers in all phases of real estate development, from pre-acquisition due diligence through local permitting and appeals.

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Robert P. Dickson

The core of Rob’s legal practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on construction, real estate, and business law. He represents a wide range of clients, from large construction companies to individual homeowners.

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Daniel J. Frohlich

Dan’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and probate law. He has more than 10 years of experience as an attorney serving clients throughout Western Washington.

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Mark S. Johnson

Mark’s legal practice focuses on civil litigation, real estate law, business law and family law. He works tirelessly to help his clients achieve the outcome they are looking for.

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Trevor A. Zandell

Since graduating with honors from law school in 2005, Trevor has been serving the legal needs of businesses, individuals, and families across Southwest Washington.

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Daniel E. Pizarro

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, Daniel is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. His practice is mainly centered around real estate law, landlord-tenant law, construction law, and probate law.

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Alexander J. Wisbey

Alexander Wisbey comes to the firm with 5 years of experience as a litigator and trial attorney. He has first chaired several jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, depositions, and settlements.

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Andrew Hata

Andrew is the head of our Transactional Department and focuses his practice on corporate governance, real estate transactions, commercial contracts, and corporate finance.

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Cambria A. Queen

Cambria is an Associate with Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess in the civil litigation department, where she practices primarily real estate and probate law.

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George Knight

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, George is active in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. His practice is mainly centered around business law, real estate law, construction law, employment law, and probate law.

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Chris Pierce-Wright

Chris comes to Phillips Burgess Tacoma from Seattle, where he served as an associate attorney focused on insurance litigation with Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson.

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Jennifer Yoo

Jennifer is an associate attorney at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess where her current practice focuses on real estate law, contract and commercial disputes, and business law.

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Kenneth Chan

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, PLLC, Kenny is active in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. Prior to working at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, Kenny was an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company.

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Brian Buske

Following his graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, Brian garnered valuable client experience working on international compliance and intellectual property issues.

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Matt Wand

Matt was born and raised in East Multnomah County in the Gresham area where he lives and has raised his family. His wife of more than twenty-five years is Anne Wand and they have three children together.

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I highly recommend Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess and if I ever need a lawyer again they will be my first call.

- Jeremy H.

I can’t even tell you how much I appreciate this firm! These guys helped me through one of the most challenging legal situations I’ve faced in my life. Their skill and expertise literally saved my business. I’ve dealt with other counsel in the past but the Dickson firm was by far the most competent and tactful counsel I’ve ever received. I would recommend this group to anyone!

- Keith D.

It’s a pleasure to work with the guys at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess. One of the first things that stood out to me was how down to earth and friendly everyone at the firm is. I would definitely recommend them.

- Den L.