Seattle & Tacoma Estate Planning Attorneys

Helping with a wide range of estate planning needs

Estate planning is an important process for everyone and, depending on your individual situation and your wishes, estate planning may be relatively simple or extremely complicated. However, no matter what the state of your affairs may be, you always want to ensure you have a thorough and effective estate plan in place that covers all necessary bases after you pass away.

At the Dickson Frohlich, our skilled attorneys provide comprehensive estate planning services for clients with a wide variety of needs.


Why do I need an estate plan?

Many people mistakenly believe that estate planning is only necessary for wealthy individuals with large houses and pricey possessions. The truth is, however, that anyone with any amount of property should have an estate plan to protect their families. If you pass away without an estate plan, the disposal of your real and personal property and debts will be left solely to the discretion of the Washington Probate Courts in accordance with the state intestacy laws1. Probate is often an expensive and lengthy process for your children, parents, or other surviving family members.

Having an estate plan—no matter how simple—can help them avoid time spent in court and costly court fees.

What does estate planning entail?

Many different legal devices are available in estate planning, and the type of plan that is right for you will depend on the nature and size of your estate, as well as the identities of your intended beneficiaries. Some of the estate planning tools with which we can assist you include the following:

  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Tax planning
  • Living wills
  • Conservatorships or guardianships
  • Power of attorney
  • Health care directives

These are only some of the legal devices we can use to establish the right comprehensive estate plan for you that fully protects your surviving family members in accordance with your wishes.

Contact an estate planning attorney in Seattle or Tacoma today

If you live in the Seattle or Tacoma area and do not have a proper estate plan, you should take action to protect your loved ones and your property.



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    Thomas L. Dickson

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

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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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    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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    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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    Chris Lindemeier

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Chris practices in a wide range of areas, including business law, real estate law, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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    Daniel Pizarro

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, 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 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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    George Knight

    George is an honors graduate of Emory University School of Law. While there, George served on the Emory Law Journal as an Articles Editor.

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    - 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. 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.

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