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 Phillips Burgess, 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.

IF YOU ARE FACING ANY TYPE OF REAL ESTATE DISPUTE, CALL US TODAY AT 206-621-1110 OR 253-572-1000 FOR A FREE 15-MINUTE CONSULTATION.

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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 Phillips Burgess 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 Phillips Burgess 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.

CALL ONE OF OUR OFFICES IN SEATTLE OR TACOMA AT 206-621-1110 OR 253-572-1000 FOR HELP TODAY.

1https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediation

2https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbitration

3https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/litigation

 

 

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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    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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    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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    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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    Mark S. Johnson

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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