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Attorney Chris Pierce-Wright


Chris comes to Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess from Seattle, where he served as an associate attorney focused on insurance litigation with Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson. Prior to entering private practice, he also clerked for Judge Bradley Maxa with the Washington State Court of Appeals in Tacoma and as a judicial extern with Judge Robert Lasnik with the U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where he served as chief managing editor of the Washington Law Review and was a Rule 9 intern with the City of Yakima Legal Department. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Sociology from the University of Puget Sound.

Chris gives back to the South Sound community through his volunteer service to Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, where he is active in their Housing Justice Project.

When he is away from the office, Chris enjoys all types of outdoor physical activity, including biking, sailing, hiking, and running. He remains a fan of his hometown basketball team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

Practice Areas

  • Business
  • Land Use
  • Litigation


  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Bradley Maxa, 2016-2018
  • University of Washington School of Law, 2016, J.D.
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik, 2016
  • University of Washington School of Law, Law Review, 2015-2016
  • University of Puget Sound, 2011, B.A.

Admitted To Practice In

  • Washington State
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

In The Community

  • Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity | Volunteer
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Housing Justice Project | Volunteer
  • Tacoma Pierce County Chamber
  • Thurston County Chamber

In The Profession

  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association


  • State Equity Crowdfunding and Investor Protection, 91 Wash. L. Rev. 847 (2016)

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Phone: 206-621-1110 (Seattle), 253-572-1000 (Tacoma), 360-742-3500 (Olympia), 971-416-0881 (Portland)