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Robert P Dickson

Litigation Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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. 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). 

Rob is also active in the discussion (and debate) of legal topics within his chosen fields of practice.  In fact, he recently accepted a position at Seattle University's School of Law where he teaches a course in real estate litigation.  He is the editor of the LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Real Estate Litigation where he also authored its chapters of easements, adverse possession, and partition actions. In addition to the LexisNexis publication, he is a yearly contributor to the Washington Lawyer's Practice Manual and provides editorial contributions to the local Tacoma-Pierce County Bar News.    

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Dickson Law Group, PS
701 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
Dickson Law Group, PS
1201 Pacific Avenue
Suite 2050
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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Posted by B | August 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Time means a lot to me
Robert Dickson took time out of his day to listen to my easement issues and not only give me advice but reassuring me that we need to take one step at a time. I appreciate him and the time he gave to me.
Posted by Brett | August 19, 2014
Outstanding result during a difficult time
I have been a client of the Dickson Law Group for some years, and can say they have been professional, prompt, and confident in the things I had to deal with was required legal assistance. I found their understanding of real estate matters, across the board, to be thorough. I felt their attorneys were also considerably knowledgeable in real estate and business matters. I particularly apply the efforts of Robert Dickson for my cases, and Tom Dickson for the policies in that firm as they guided me well in the matters I had to take care of. I can say they were prompt as well when I needed contact with them. I would recommend this firm to anybody.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2013
Rob is awesome! Not only did he know how to resolve our issue, but he was very responsive.
I would recommend Rob to anyone. My family had a tricky real estate issue involving a commercial rental property. The people we rented it to stopped paying rent and were basically abusing the property. We discussed our options with Rob regarding how to get them out of the property (without spending an arm and a leg) and he came up with a strategy to entice them to vacate the premises without having to go to court. He not only saved us the headache of having to tangle with the tenants in court, but the cost involved in an eviction as well. One more thing: he was very responsive to our emails and phone calls. That may not seem like much to the average person, but it means a ton to me and my family. Going through this type of an experience is awful (we aren't professional landlords) so it helps to have someone on our side who's an ally and who'll actually return phone calls/email in a timely manner. Hopefully we never have to deal with a situation like this in the future. However, if we do, we know exactly who to call for help.
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Posted by Liz | February 22, 2013
Loan modification issue resolved thanks to Rob Dickson
My husband and I purchased a house at the height of the real estate boom. Though we never thought this would happen to us, we sent through some personal challenges and ended up not being able to make our mortgage payments. After trying to get results from the bank directly (and failing), we were referred to the Dickson Law Group by a friend who'd worked with them in the past. Our attorney was Rob Dickson. We don't know what he did, but it worked. After about a month of negotiation between Rob and the bank, we received an offer that reduced our monthly payments down to an amount we could afford. I usually don't post reviews on sites like this, but given what he did to help me and my family, I thought it was the least I could do. (Oh, and he also has a great staff, particularly his paralegal who helped us with the paperwork and was so responsive to our questions.)
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2009
Honest, hard working, great legal mind
Mr. Dickson handled a easement issue I had with my property. He was relentless in going after the opposing side and he ended up not only winning the case, but getting an award for attorney's fees. He is truly a credit to his profession in Washington State. I would recommend him for anyone needing assistance in real estate, construction law, or commercial litigation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 230-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Movement Media & Management, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dickson Law Group, PS
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Dickson Steinacker, PS
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Washington DC Superior Court
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • George Washington University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wm Dickson Co. v. Misenar Construction
  • Prevailed at trial


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Bar News Editorial Contributor
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federalist Society chapter
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1996


  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Washington Real Estate Litigation (2015 Updates)
  • 2015
  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Lexis Nexis Practice Guide: Chapter 11. Partition Actions
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington Association of Realtors Conference
  • Attorney's Forum on Government Affairs
  • 2011
  • South Sound Escrow Association
  • An Attorney's Perspective on Closing Short Sales
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Robert
Real estate Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Rob when I first started out in the legal world and I learned a lot from him. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is a real go-getter!"
Real estate Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is a highly skilled and experienced attorney in litigating real property disputes"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob is energetic, friendly, and committed to getting a good result for his client. His perseverance serves him and his clients well when it comes to negotiation, litigation, etc. If you are looking for an attorney who knows what he's doing and won't give up, you should consider calling Rob."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rob is an extremely knowledgable and resourceful attorney. He is extremely helpful is creatively finding solutions for clients, including, if necessary, aggressively pursuing legal claims."
Real estate
Construction and development
General practice
Real estate