Christopher Osborn focuses his practice on real estate transactions and dispute resolution, emphasizing the representation of multiple listing services and real estate brokerages, as well as buyers, sellers, and developers of real property. He is an accomplished mediator of commercial and real estate disputes.

Christopher is counsel to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service and the Commercial Brokers Association and represents numerous commercial and residential brokerages. He is the principal author of the most commonly used residential and commercial real estate transaction forms in Washington.


University of Puget Sound, J.D., 1983, cum laude

Duke University, B.A., 1978



United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Insights & Presentations

  • “Real Estate Brokerage & Case Law Update,” 2019 Washington Land Title Association Education Seminar, Lynnwood, WA, October 2019
  • “Legal Update—Matters of Interest (Part 1),” Washington Realtors Legal Symposium 2019, May 2019
  • “Commercial Brokerage Association Forms: Common Questions and Introduction to New Software Platform,” 2018 Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting & Conference, Washington State Bar Association, June 2018
  • “New Developments in Brokerage Law,” 26th Annual Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference, December 2014


  • Included in the Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law), 2007–2024
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers® (Real Estate, Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution), 2000–2023
  • Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, 2010
  • Best in the Business: Leading Lawyers in the Puget Sound Region, Seattle Business magazine, Real Estate, 2013
  • Seattle Top Lawyer, 2001–2003
  • Washington ACLU Humanitarian of the Year Award, 2002
  • Idaho ACLU Lawyer of the Year, 2002
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell



  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Seattle-King County Association of Realtors, Member
  • Washington Association of Realtors, Faculty Member


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