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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    Attorney Thomas L. Dickson

    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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    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 Daniel E. Pizarro

    Daniel E. 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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    Attorney George Knight

    George Knight

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, 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 J. Lindemeier

    Chris J. 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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    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 Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer is an associate attorney at Dickson Frohlich where her current practice focuses on real estate law, contract and commercial disputes, and business law.

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    Attorney Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria is an Associate with Dickson Frohlich PS in the civil litigation department, where she practices primarily real estate and probate law.

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    Attorney Alex J. Britain

    Alex J. Britain

    Since becoming an attorney, Alex Britain has practiced extensively in the areas of estate planning, probate, and civil litigation, especially related to probate issues.

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    Attorney Katherine E. Baals

    Katherine E. Baals

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich, Katherine practices in a range of areas, including real estate, construction, business, and civil litigation.

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