Experienced Olympia, Washington Lawyers

Working with Clients in Olympia in the areas of Family Law, Immigration, Business Law, Real Estate, Construction Law, and Probate

The attorneys of the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess provide individuals and businesses throughout Olympia, WA with legal counsel and representation across a variety of practice areas. From representing people in child custody disputes to helping businesses obtain work authorization for highly qualified foreign candidates, our firm is here to assist you. Below is a listing of some of our practice areas and some of the specific issues with which we regularly assist clients:

Family Law Child support disputes, maintenance (alimony), divorce, division of assets, restraining orders, separation agreements, child custody, uncontested divorce

Real Estate Law Purchase agreements, closings, disclosure compliance, neighbor disputes, easements, contract drafting and negotiation, debt collection, litigation, eminent domain, condemnation

Construction Law Regulatory compliance, litigation, contractor/subcontractor disputes, service agreements, debt collection, litigation

Immigration Law Work-based immigration, family-based immigration, H1-B visas, H-2A visas, H-2B visas, O visas, L visas, asylum, citizenship, labor certification

Business Law Entity formation, compliance, dispute resolution, partnership disputes, articles of organization, the purchase or sale of a business, litigation

Probate Law Trust formation, will drafting and execution, representation of trustees, breach of fiduciary duty, beneficiary disputes, will contests, and undue influence

Frequently Asked Questions

Legal problems can be confusing and stressful, especially for those who do not have legal training and experience. As a result, many of our clients come to us with questions regarding their case and the way in which it will be resolved. Here are some answers to some of the questions we regularly hear from our clients

What are My Options?

Many legal issues and disputes could be resolved in multiple ways. For example, if you wish to make sure that a particular child of yours inherits your home, you could place your home into a trust, pass it to your child through a will, or use a form of joint ownership. Similarly, if you are involved in a dispute with a neighbor, you could take your case to court or engage in informal negotiations. Our attorneys will thoroughly explore all of your options with you so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.

Will My Case Go to Trial?

One of the first questions that many our of clients whether their case will go to trial. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, including the type of dispute in which you are involved and the position of the other party.

How Much Will My Case Cost?

Legal fees can vary dramatically based on the nature of the issue and the scope of representation. As a result, it is impossible to discuss our “typical” legal fees without thoroughly analyzing your case. At the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, we are dedicated to fair and transparent billing practices and work hard to provide efficient representation.

Call the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess Today to Speak with an Olympia, WA Attorney

If you have a legal issue related to the areas in which we practice, you should call our office today. We are committed to providing personalized and effective legal services to each client we represent and make ourselves accessible to our clients so that they can stay aware of the status of their case.

Call now for a free 15-minute phone consultation at:

(253) 299-8116 for Tacoma Office


(206) 207-0832 for Seattle Office

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Attorney Robert Dickson

Attorney Robert DicksonThe 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. His is a practical approach to law, which strives to balance the need for a successful legal outcome with a client’s financial goals (or constraints). Outside of his private practice, Rob serves as an adjunct professor at the Seattle University School of Law where he teaches real estate litigation. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    Attorney Thomas L. Dickson

    Thomas L. Dickson

    Tom is an experienced litigator and the founding partner of the firm. For over 30 years, he’s helped clients prevail in their real estate, construction, and business law matters.

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    Attorney Heather Burgess

    Heather Burgess

    Heather represents property owners and developers in all phases of real estate development, from pre-acquisition due diligence through local permitting and appeals.

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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 Trevor A. Zandell

    Trevor A. Zandell

    Since graduating with honors from law school in 2005, Trevor has been serving the legal needs of businesses, individuals, and families across Southwest Washington.

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    Attorney Daniel E. Pizarro

    Daniel E. Pizarro

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, 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 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 Andrew Hata

    Andrew Hata

    Andrew is the head of our Transactional Department and focuses his practice on corporate governance, real estate transactions, commercial contracts, and corporate finance.

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    Attorney Kelley Duggan

    Kelley Duggan

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, Kelley practices in a wide range of areas, including estate planning, probate, civil litigation, and intellectual property law.

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    Attorney Cambria A. Queen

    Cambria A. Queen

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

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    Attorney George Knight

    George Knight

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, 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 Pierce-Wright

    Chris Pierce-Wright

    Chris comes to Phillips Burgess Tacoma from Seattle, where he served as an associate attorney focused on insurance litigation with Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson.

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    Attorney Lacey L. Hatch

    Lacey L. Hatch

    Lacey has developed an in-depth knowledge and has successfully advised clients in an array of land use matters, including project review, code drafting and interpretation, as well as a variety of litigation pertinent to land use issues.

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    Attorney Jennifer Yoo

    Jennifer Yoo

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

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    Attorney Katherine E. Baals

    Katherine E. Baals

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

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    Attorney Kenneth Chan

    Kenneth Chan

    As an associate at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, PLLC, Kenny is active in the firm’s civil litigation and transactional departments. Prior to working at Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess, Kenny was an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 company.

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    Attorney Brian Buske

    Brian Buske

    Following his graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, Brian garnered valuable client experience working on international compliance and intellectual property issues.

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    I highly recommend Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess and if I ever need a lawyer again they will be my first call.

    - 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 Phillips Burgess. 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.

    - Den L.