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Dale L. Carlisle

Of Counsel
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Phone: 253.620.6401
Fax: 253.620.6565
Toll Free: 800.240.5051

1201 Pacific Ave, #2100
Tacoma, Washington 98402

Primary Areas of Practice

Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Securities Law, Municipal Bonds


J.D., George Washington University School of Law, 1960

B.A., Business, University of Idaho, 1957
Graduated with honors.

Member of George Washington University School of Law, Dean's Advisory Board, Member, 2000-2010

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Washington State Courts
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Washington State Bar Association

  • President 2001-02
  • President -elect 2000-01
  • Board of Governors, 1999-2002

Puget Sound Legal Assistance Foundation

  • 1965-73 and 1983-93
    (President, 1965-70)

Washington State and American Bar

Washington State Bar Association Business Law Section

  • Chair, 1997-98

WSBA Washington Leadership Institute

  • Advisory Board, 2003-2005

Pierce County Bar Foundation

  • Board of Directors, Emeritus Member, 2000-Present

Western States Bar Conference

  • President-elect and President, 2004-06

Professional History

Joined firm in 1965

Firm Managing Partner, 1981-86, 1990-2000

General Counsel, Levitt West, Inc., 1970-73

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Washington, 1964-65

Judge Advocate, U.S. Air Force, 1960-63

Community Activities

Washington State Salary Commission for Elected Officials, 2003-2012

Tacoma Public Library, Trustee 1999-2008, President 2002-2003

Tacoma City Club, Director 1991-93, President, 1994-95


Silver and Gold Award, University of Idaho Alumni Association, 2010.

Lifetime Achievement Award, Washington State Bar Association, 2007.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law.

Designated Super Lawyer by the Washington Journal of Law & Politics.

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law, Modern Real Estate Transactions.

Professor, Novgorod State University Law School, Novgorod, Russia, 2009; Brest State University, Brest Belarus 2010; and Vladivostok State University, Vladivostok, Russia, 2011: Introduction to American Business Law.

Papers & Presentations

CLE Presentations: Real Property Financing, Securities Law Update, Marketing Contaminated Property, Legal Ethics.

Contributing Author, Washington Real Property Deskbook, All Editions; and Conflicts of Interest in Business Transactions, WSBA.

Co-Author, Washington Business Law, 2008-09 Edition, Thompson & West.