Seattle and Tacoma Real Estate Misrepresentation Attorneys

Helping you hold parties liable for misrepresentation

Real estate transactions can be complicated enough when all parties are honest and straightforward. These deals can become substantially more complex if one of the parties negligently or intentionally makes some type of misrepresentation1 regarding the property in question. A misrepresentation may be a false statement or omission that is meant to induce another party to enter into a contract. Misrepresentations in real estate contracts can have serious effects on the unknowing party. Fortunately, those affected by misrepresentations have the legal right to recover for any resulting losses by filing a legal claim.


If you are involved in a real estate transaction, please call an experienced real estate attorney at the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle at (206) 621-1110 or in Tacoma at (253) 572-1000 for help today.

Types of misrepresentation

There are three main types of misrepresentation, which are as follows:

  • Innocent misrepresentation
  • Negligent misrepresentation2
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation

Innocent misrepresentation is an honest mistake and the party had no way of knowing that what they said was not true. Negligent misrepresentation occurs when a party makes a false statement with no reasonable grounds for believing the statement was true and correct. Fraudulent misrepresentation happens when a person intentionally lies regarding some aspect of the contract.

An example of misrepresentation may be that a broker assures you that the property you are considering purchasing is in a very quiet and safe neighborhood when, in fact, the neighborhood is loud and dangerous. If the broker had no idea of the quality of the neighborhood, he may be liable for misrepresentation.

Contact an experienced misrepresentation attorney for a free 15-minute consultation

The best way to proceed in a real estate contract is to try to prevent misrepresentation before it occurs and before any damage is done. An experienced lawyer at the Dickson Frohlich can help you review your real estate contracts before you sign them for signs of misrepresentation. Additionally, if you do suffer losses due to misrepresentation in a real estate transaction, your first call should be to an experienced attorney for assistance.

Call the Dickson Frohlich in Seattle or Tacoma at (206) 621-1110 or (253) 572-1000 for a free 15-minute consultation.


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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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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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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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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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