Seattle and Tacoma Local Municipal Legal Dispute Attorneys

Standing up for your rights to government entities

You should be able to expect that the officials of your local government and municipality are looking out for your best interests. While this is often true, many people find themselves in real estate disputes with their local government. These disputes may involve your business or your family home—either way, these properties likely hold much financial and emotional value for you and you do not want them threatened by the local government.

Fortunately, the attorneys at the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle and Tacoma are here to help you with legal real estate disputes against the government.


Common disputes with municipalities

Some of the most common real estate disputes that arise with local government entities include the following:

If your local government entity is trying to infringe on your right to use the property you own as you wish due to land use or zoning claims, you are able to fight for your rights through legal action. Some government officials may be over-zealous and may interpret regulations in a wrongful manner, so you should always consult with an attorney familiar with land use and zoning laws to fully realize your rights.

Furthermore, should the government try to take your property under an eminent domain claim, an attorney can ensure that all proper procedural requirements were met and that you are receiving proper compensation if you do lose your property.

Call a Seattle or Tacoma municipal dispute attorney for help today

If you have run into a dispute with your local government or municipality, you always want to ensure that your lawyer is familiar with the possible complexities of cases involving government entities. At the Dickson Frohlich, our skilled team of attorneys has extensive experience handling all types of real estate disputes, including those against local government entities.





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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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Rhiannon Funke

Rhiannon (“Rhia”) Funke comes to the firm with nearly 8 years of experience handling complex real property matters and volume litigation.

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Cassandra R. Ingram

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Cassandra is active in the firm’s civil litigation department. Her practice largely focuses on family law, estate planning, land use, and real estate law.

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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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Rebecca Corcoran

As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Rebecca is active in the firm’s business law department. She can help with entity formation, intellectual property, as well as any necessary litigation involving your business’s needs

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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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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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Reed Speir

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed Speir has lived in the Tacoma area since 1994. Reed earned his law degree from Seattle University School of Law.

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