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Richard G. “Mick” Phillips has represented businesses, lenders, landowners, contractors and individuals in business, real estate, and land use matters for over 40 years.  Mick’s practice includes business entity formation, corporate acquisitions and mergers, real estate transactions and due diligence, and foreclosures, as well as land use permitting and appeals.  Mick has assisted business and individual clients in a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial transactions and projects, from small real estate acquisitions through multi-million dollar developments and business consolidations.  In addition to his business and transactional practice, Mick has also represented numerous development clients in front of Hearing Examiners, local legislative bodies, state courts and administrative tribunals on land use permitting matters and appeals.  Mick is a regular presenter at professional real estate and development events and forums.

Mick and his family have called Olympia home for generations.  Prior to forming Phillips Burgess PLLC in 2012, Mick was a partner at the Olympia firm of Owens Davies Fristoe, Taylor & Schultz for 26 years. 


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 34%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 33%
  3. Business: 33%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Phillips Burgess PLLC

724 Columbia St. NW, Suite 320
Olympia, WA, 98501

505 Broadway, Suite 408
Tacoma, WA, 98402



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPhillips Burgess PLLC2012 - Present
PartnerOwens Davies Fristoe, Taylor & Schultz1986 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Providence St. Peter Hospital FoundationExecutive Committee / Chair of Allocations Commmittee2011 - Present
Providence St. Peter Hospital FoundationBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of CommerceN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Olympia Master BuildersGovernment Affairs CommitteeN/A
Master Builders Association of Pierce CountyGovernment Affairs CommitteeN/A
Thurston County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
World Trade Center - TacomaN/AN/A
The Community Foundation for South Puget SoundBoard member1996 - 2004
Washington Center for Performing ArtsBoard Member (President - 1992)N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate UniversityTaxationMA - Masters1985
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Santa Clara UniversityFinanceOther - Bachelors1970