Real Estate Malpractice

We have defended thousands of real estate brokers, both residential and commercial, and appraisers in professional-liability claims and lawsuits.

Our attorneys have successfully represented affiliates of Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, RE/MAX, John L. Scott, and Windermere, along with many independent real estate offices. We also defend real estate professionals in disciplinary proceedings, ethics complaints, and other matters before the Washington Association of Realtors, the Washington State Department of Licensing, state and municipal human rights commissions, and other bodies. We offer seminar training and risk management services for real estate professionals.

Hosmer Holdings LLC v. Tong, 2020 WL 627299 (2020) (buyer-developer in $16 million land purchase for construction of hotel alleged misrepresentation of square footage; summary judgment for former listing broker granted and affirmed on appeal)

Woodcock v. Conover, 2019 WL 4262091 ( 2019) (home buyer sued for nondisclosure of failed sewer line; summary judgment for buyer’s real estate broker granted and affirmed on appeal)

Kloster v. Roberts, 179 Wn. App. 1025 (2014) (buyers of land sued listing broker and seller for misrepresentation of easement access; defense jury verdict and award of defendants’ attorney fees affirmed on appeal)

Montecito Estates, LLC v. Real Estate Broker, 177 Wn. App. 1017 (2013) (developer fired listing broker, who filed allegedly improper commission lien; developer retaliated by suing for 27 causes of action; court dismissed all 27 causes of action and awarded $165,000 in attorney fees; judgment affirmed on appeal)

Jackowski v. Borchelt, 174 Wn.2d 720, 278 P.3d 1100 (2012) (landmark decision explaining scope of statutory duties of real estate brokers and legal grounds for causes of action against brokers)

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