Experienced Kent, Washington Attorneys

Qualified Attorneys Helping Clients with Legal Issues Related to Probate, Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate, Immigration, and Family Law

The lawyers of the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess are available to assist clients in Kent and the surrounding areas in a wide variety of legal issues. We work in areas as diverse as assisting businesses in the drafting of contracts to representing people who are going through a contested divorce. Our attorneys are committed to providing effective legal counsel and representation and work closely with our clients in order to ensure that their legal needs are met. Below is some information about the kinds of cases we regularly handle.

Probate Law Trust creation, will drafting and execution, trust administration, legal guardianship, estate planning.

Construction Law Dispute resolution, contractor service agreements, regulatory compliance, debt collection, litigation

Real Estate Law Commercial lease agreements, landlord-tenant disputes, evictions, eminent domain, condemnation, neighbor disputes, purchase agreements

Immigration Law Family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, green cards, waivers of inadmissibility, H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visa, O and L visa, asylum, citizenship labor certification

Business law Business entity formation, compliance, contract negotiation, and drafting, dispute resolution, the purchase or sale of a business, litigation

Family law Divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, modification of court orders, restraining orders

FAQ Regarding Our Services

If you are in the midst of a legal issue, it only natural that you have questions about the legal process and how your case may be resolved. At the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we work hard to ensure that each client fully understands his or her situation and options. Below are some answers to some of the questions we commonly hear.

What are My Options?

The options that you have will depend largely on the circumstances of your case. We offer a initial consultation, which involves an experienced attorney listening closely to your case and then letting you know how you could potentially proceed.

How Much Will My Legal Fees Be?

Clients are often understandably concerned about how much retaining an attorney will cost. Because each case is different, it is impossible to provide any type of information about a “typical” case. We strive to keep our billing fair and transparent and to conduct each case as efficiently as possible.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

Many people are concerned about whether they will need to go to trial in order to resolve their case. It is impossible to discuss the chances of your case going to trial without conducting a thorough analysis of the underlying facts and determining the chances of the other part making a reasonable settlement offer. Our lawyers will do everything possible to get you case resolved without needing to go to court but will not shy away from a trial if it becomes necessary.

Call a Kent Lawyer Today for a Case Evaluation

If you are facing any of the above legal problems, please do not hesitate to consult with a member of our team.

Call now for a phone consultation at:

(253) 299-8116 for Tacoma Office


(206) 207-0832 for Seattle Office

For more options, visit our Contact Us page.

Attorney Robert Dickson

Attorney Robert DicksonThe 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. His is a practical approach to law, which strives to balance the need for a successful legal outcome with a client’s financial goals (or constraints). Outside of his private practice, Rob serves as an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law where he teaches real estate litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    Attorney Thomas L. Dickson

    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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    Attorney Heather Burgess

    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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    Attorney Robert P. Dickson

    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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    Attorney Daniel J. Frohlich

    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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    Attorney Mark S. Johnson

    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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    Attorney Trevor A. Zandell

    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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    Attorney Daniel E. Pizarro

    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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    Attorney Alexander J. Wisbey

    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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    Attorney Andrew Hata

    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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    Attorney Cambria A. Queen

    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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    Attorney George Knight

    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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    Attorney Chris Pierce-Wright

    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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    Attorney Jennifer Yoo

    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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    Attorney Kenneth Chan

    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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    Attorney Brian Buske

    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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    Attorney Matt Wand

    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.