Thomas L. Dickson, Partner

Thomas L. Dickson

Practice Areas

  • Commercial & Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Land Use & Environmental Litigation
  • Zoning & Land Use
  • Construction Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • General Business Law

Professional Associations

  • International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington (AGC)
  • Master Builders Association (MBA)
  • Admitted to practice before the Western and Eastern Federal District Courts of the State of Washington
  • Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
  • Admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Business Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)


  • California Western School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts, (cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Community Activities and Honors

  • Executive Council Member of the Pacific Harbors Counsel, Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
  • Attorney for nonprofit NW Furniture Bank

Honors, Publications, & Presentations

  • Frequent lecturer to attorneys and the public regarding real estate, construction, estate planning, and environmental issues
  • Author:
    • Zoning, Shoreline Management Act, and Land Use Petition Act, Land Use and Environmental Law Chapter XXIII, Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (1991 to 2004)
    • Contractor’s Registration, RCW 18.27, Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (May 1992).
    • Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, Unclaimed Property Reporting in Washington, Lorman Education Services (June 2002)
    • Taking the Land Use Case to Trial, Current Issues in Zoning and Land Use for Washington Paralegals, IPE (September 2002)
    • Construction Liens, Construction Litigation, Lorman Education Services (October 2002)
    • The Land Subdivision Process, Washington Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation, and Zoning Law, National Business Institute (July 2003)
    • Taking a Property by Eminent Domain and Land Use Law, Washington Land Use: Current Issues in Subdivision, Eminent Domain, and Zoning Law, National Business Institute (September 2004)
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