Seattle and Tacoma Neighbor Dispute Attorneys

Helping you efficiently resolve disputes with your neighbors

Disputes with neighbors can be sensitive matters. Though you want to take action to protect your property rights, you also will still have to face your neighbor on a regular basis and likely do not want that relationship to completely sour. Therefore, it is important to protect your best interests while attempting to resolve neighbor disputes in the most amicable way possible.

At the Dickson Frohlich, our experienced real estate attorneys understand the delicate nature of many neighbor disputes and have many tools for resolving these issues in an efficient manner.



Common sources of neighbor disputes

Property disputes with a neighbor may arise for a wide variety of reasons, including the following:

  • Fence, property line, or other encroachment disputes
  • Tree disputes
  • Easement1 rights
  • Quiet title and partition of interests
  • Landslide disputes
  • Neighbor harassment
  • Noise, nuisance2 or quiet enjoyment of property issues
  • Water and light access disputes

Many of these issues involve questions of state and local property laws3, so you always want to consult with an attorney who can advise you of your property rights.

Methods for resolving disputes with your neighbors

Many neighbor disputes can be resolved relatively easily with the help of an attorney. A simple letter from a lawyer or a quick phone discussion can sometimes be enough for a neighbor to cooperate because many neighbors wish to avoid costly legal action. On other occasions, however, these disputes require dispute resolution techniques such as mediation, arbitration, or even litigation.

Contact an experienced real estate attorney for assistance as soon as possible

The longer you let a dispute with a neighbor carry on, often the more contentious the situation will become. For this reason, you should not delay in contacting an experienced neighbor dispute lawyer at the Dickson Frohlich to regarding your issues.

We have offices conveniently located in both Tacoma and Seattle and offer free 15-minute phone consultations to discuss a possible case.







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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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- 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. 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.

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