Seattle and Tacoma Landlord Problem Attorneys

Helping to resolve legal disputes between landlords and tenants

The landlord/tenant relationship is a complicated one, as each party has certain rights and responsibilities under the law. However, just as in any other type of relationship disputes can often arise, with each party striving for dispute resolution in their favor.

Whether you are a residential landlord, a residential tenant, a commercial landlord, or a commercial tenant, the experienced real estate lawyers at the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle and Tacoma will help you resolve your issues in a most favorable manner possible.


Landlord/tenant cases may be complicated

Depending on the specific basis for the dispute, legal cases involving landlords and tenants may involve many different areas of the law including state statutes, contract law, premises liability, real property, bankruptcy, and Fair Housing. The attorneys at the Dickson Frohlich are thoroughly familiar with all of the applicable laws and legal doctrines that may apply to landlord/tenant cases in order to best assist you no matter what the cause of your dispute may be.

Common issues between landlords and tenants

Disputes between landlords and tenants may arise in a wide variety of ways, including but not limited to the following:

  • Lease interpretation disagreements
  • Defects on the property
  • Premises liability claims
  • Failure to maintain the property
  • Waste
  • Fair Housing or ADA1 claims
  • Non-payment of rent
  • Retaliatory, “self-help,” or otherwise wrongful evictions
  • Unlawful detainer3
  • Wrongful termination of lease

Each landlord/tenant case requires a particular type of legal action depending on the type of party, the issues leading to the dispute, and other circumstances. Our attorneys know how to evaluate your particular case to determine the most appropriate way to resolve your dispute.

Contact an experienced landlord/tenant lawyer for a free 15-minute consultation

Whether you are a landlord or tenant of a residential or commercial property, disputes can significantly affect your life and finances. If you are in the midst of a landlord/tenant dispute, please do not hesitate to contact the Dickson Frohlich in either Seattle or Tacoma for help today.





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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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    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!

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