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When you have a lot at risk, it’s time to let us focus on finding the solutions. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we excel in devising tailored solutions that protect your financial interests. From real estate transactions to intricate business negotiations and from meticulous estate and probate planning to delicate family law matters, we stand as your unwavering advocates.

When you reach out to us, it’s because you’re facing a challenge that demands resolution. Our mission is clear: We’re here to solve problems. When the stakes are high, it is essential to choose a law firm that prioritizes discovering the best legal solutions and then strives to achieve them. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we excel in devising tailored strategies that protect your financial interests. From facilitating real estate transactions to conducting intricate business negotiations, from meticulous estate planning to navigating delicate family law matters, we stand as your unwavering allies and zealous advocates.



Motivated by Your Best Interests

In life and business, incentives inform decisions. Your attorneys should share your strategic goals. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we understand and respect this and have intentionally structured our teams with this principle at the forefront. By equipping our people with the necessary resources and cultivating a firm environment of aligned incentives, we ensure that our goals match yours. Ultimately, integrity still matters. This means that while our attorneys are tenacious in a fight, they are equally prepared to urge caution and compromise where appropriate, while prioritizing your interests with sincere transparency. The distinction in our service is driven by our values, not our bottom line, ensuring that clients trust us for principled guidance.

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    Over 100 years of combined legal experience focused on protecting your financial future.

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    More than 25 years serving businesses and individuals in the Puget Sound area.

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    Three convenient offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia to better serve our clients.

We have decades of experience solving problems for clients. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, our attorneys take their role as “counselors” seriously. 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.

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Meet Our Team

In an era of ever-accelerating change, wisdom forged from decades of experience is a rare commodity. At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we have earned such wisdom through our decades of representing clients in the Pacific Northwest. Together, we possess over a century of legal experience, meaning our attorneys have seen it all. It is with this purposefully cultivated experience that enables us to provide specialized expertise across a broad spectrum of legal areas. By choosing Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, you gain access to a durable legacy of excellence and unwavering commitment to your goals. Allow the wisdom borne from our wealth of experience to be your guide through your legal challenges, securing your future with confidence.

Morgan Cooper

Morgan practices in the firm’s civil litigation department.  Her practice centers around real estate law, land use and zoning, and business litigation.


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.


Daniel J. Frohlich

With more than 20 years of experience in the legal field, Dan is a key figure at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, focusing on construction litigation, civil litigation, and real estate law.

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.

Heather Burgess

Heather’s practice focuses on representing real estate developers in all phases of real estate acquisition, development, and permitting.

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.

Daniel E. Pizarro

As a Partner 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, contract law, and probate/trust law.

Dustin Moyes

Dustin Moyes’ practice focuses on independent general counsel for businesses, construction, real estate, business, and corporate law.

Clemencia Castro Woolery

Clemencia is a business attorney with substantial experience in employment law, business transactions and banking law. Clemencia’s employment law practice includes preventative counseling and training and drafting employment handbooks, policies and executive employment agreements.

Alexander J. Wisbey

Alexander Wisbey is a partner at the firm’s Seattle office and leads the Seattle litigation group. Alexander is an experienced trial attorney having first chaired over a dozen bench and jury trials and has extensive experience handling arbitrations, mediations, complex discovery, and settlements.

Shasta L. Kelley

Shasta grew up in a family of real estate entrepreneurs in and around Pierce and South King County. After graduating from Gonzaga University with her degree in Business Administration focusing on Finance and Law and Public Policy.

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.

Cambria A. Queen

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

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.

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.

Jennifer Yoo

Jennifer is an associate attorney in the Transactional Department at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess where her practice focuses on corporate transactions, real estate transactions, and general business law.

Laurence Tran

Laurence Tran is a seasoned attorney renowned for his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice. With a background in criminal defense, he went on to become in-house for a Fortune 100 company.

Cael Anacker

Cael Anacker’s practice focuses on property and construction litigation. He advises public and private clients on a range of issues. Before he began his legal career, Cael worked in construction estimation and project management at a specialty concrete company.

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.

Bethany Nolan

Bethany practices in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments.

Brian Kellett

Brian is a senior associate attorney and an experienced litigator. Though he handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters and trials, he specializes in adverse possession, timber trespass, municipal issues, and other real estate and land use disputes.

Eric Schacht

Eric is an Associate with Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess and provides legal counsel and representation to businesses and individuals in various areas of law, including real estate, corporate, and business law.

Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes has worked as a civil litigator since 2015. He has experience representing clients in a variety of judicial and administrative settings through all stages of litigation in cases involving employment, professional licensing, contract, construction, personal injury, and real estate matters.

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.

Laura Brindley

Laura practices in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. Her practice centers around real estate law, construction defect, and general business law.

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A Beacon of Excellence

Securing the Best Outcomes for Your Future

At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we understand that your best interests should always drive legal representation. Our team is not just motivated by the law; we’re motivated by you.

We believe in aligning our objectives with yours, ensuring that every action we take is aimed at securing your financial future. When you succeed, we succeed. That’s why we invest our expertise, experience, and dedication into every case we handle. We know that when you choose our law firm, you’re entrusting us with something invaluable — your future. That trust isn’t something we take lightly. It’s what fuels our dedication to securing the best outcomes for you.

With us, you’re not just a client; you’re a partner in the pursuit of justice and financial security. Our commitment to your best interests is the cornerstone of our practice, and it’s what sets us apart in the legal landscape.

Experience the difference of a legal team that’s not only knowledgeable but deeply invested in your success. Trust Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess to be your unwavering advocate, driven by the right incentives — your best interests.

With a rich history spanning decades, Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess stands as a beacon of excellence in problem-solving for our esteemed clientele. Our dedicated team of attorneys approaches their roles as “counselors” with the utmost gravity, recognizing the profound impact their guidance can have on our clients’ lives.

Each attorney within our distinguished ranks brings forth a wealth of experience and possesses a distinct skill set that sets them apart. Their collective expertise forms a formidable arsenal, ready to tackle a diverse array of legal matters. Whether you require assistance in real estate transactions, estate planning, business law, or any other facet of the legal spectrum, rest assured that we stand prepared to offer you nothing short of exceptional advocacy.

Why Choose Us?

At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we understand that selecting the right legal representation is a crucial decision. Here are some compelling reasons why our law firm is your ideal choice:

Experience You Can Trust

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our team has successfully navigated a vast array of legal challenges. We bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record to every case we handle. Our seasoned attorneys have honed their skills through decades of practice, ensuring you have a team of experts in your corner.

Problem Solvers

At Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we thrive on solving complex legal problems. We approach each case with creativity and determination, striving to find innovative solutions that protect your financial interests. When you choose us, you’re choosing a team of dedicated problem solvers.

Tailored Solutions

Every legal situation is unique, and one-size-fits-all approaches simply don’t work. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized solutions that address your specific needs. Our agile and adaptable approach allows us to tailor our services to fit your circumstances precisely.

Your Financial Future Is Our Priority

Ultimately, our primary focus is protecting your financial future. Whether it’s securing your real estate investments, optimizing your business ventures, planning for the future through estate and probate matters, or resolving family law concerns, we are unwavering in our commitment to protecting your financial well-being.

When you choose Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, you’re choosing a team of experienced, dedicated, and client-focused attorneys who are determined to protect your interests and find the solutions you need. Contact us today to take the first step toward securing your financial future.