Seattle and Tacoma Real Estate Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration Attorneys

Helping to settle real estate disputes in Seattle and Tacoma

Real property is often an individual or company’s most important asset, so it is understandable that parties want to fight for their rights should a real estate dispute arise.

At the office of Dickson Frohlich, our team of real estate attorneys has over 25 years of experience handling legal matters involving real estate and we have offices conveniently located in both Seattle and Tacoma, Washington.



Exploring options for efficient real estate dispute resolution

Disputes regarding land and other real estate may arise in numerous ways and may involve a variety of issues. A few examples of common disputes include:

  • Land use conflicts
  • Boundary disagreements
  • Defects in construction
  • Transactional fraud or misrepresentation
  • Disputes regarding lease provisions
  • Commission disputes
  • Subprime or predatory lending

When a real estate dispute arises, you may be concerned that in order to sufficiently resolve the dispute, you will have to spend a substantial amount of money and time in court. Sometimes, however, written real estate contracts contain provisions that dictate how any resulting disputes will be settled. However, even if the agreement contains no such provision, the attorneys at the Dickson Frohlich know how to explore other dispute resolution options to save your resources.

Mediation and arbitration are two methods of alternative dispute resolution that commonly lead to successful dispute resolutions outside of court. Mediation1 uses a neutral third party mediator who helps facilitate negotiations between the parties to try to come to an equitable resolution without having to go to court. Arbitration2 also uses one or more neutral arbitrators who then make a decision based on the arguments of both parties.

A major difference between the two processes is that mediation agreements are usually not binding on the parties, while arbitration decisions are generally binding. Both processes, however, tend to relieve parties to the dispute of the extensive time, cost, and stress of litigation.

Experienced litigators standing up for your rights

In some cases, a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached through mediation or arbitration and the dispute must be resolved through litigation3. In such cases, you always want to ensure that your attorney is an experienced real estate litigator who understands trial procedures and who will zealously stand up for your rights in court.

Call an experienced real estate attorney for a free 15-minute consultation

The lawyers at the Dickson Frohlich know how to evaluate every real estate dispute case and identify which dispute resolution method is right in that particular case. We will work for the most efficient resolution, however, are willing to take your case to trial if necessary to protect your best interests.







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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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I highly recommend Dickson Frohlich 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. 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.