Christopher R. Osborn

Christopher R. Osborn

Christopher is a member of the firm’s Real Estate practice where he concentrates on real estate transactions and dispute resolution, with an emphasis on the representation of multiple listing services and real estate brokerages, as well as buyers, sellers and developers of real property. He 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 the state. Christopher is an accomplished mediator of commercial and real estate disputes.


King County Bar Association

Washington State Bar Association

Seattle-King County Association of Realtors

Washington Association of Realtors, Faculty Member


Commercial Brokerage Association Forms: Common Questions and Introduction to New Software Platform

Speaker, 2018 Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Midyear Meeting & Conference, Washington State Bar Association, June 2018

New Developments in Brokerage Law

Speaker, 26th Annual Commercial Real Estate Leases Conference, December 2014

Market Update: Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Speaker, Foster Pepper 2014 Land Use/Real Estate Briefing: New Regulatory Developments and their Impact on the Future of Land Use and Real Estate, November 2014

Leases and Their Influence on Purchase Transactions

Speaker, Law Seminars International - 19th Annual Advanced Conference on Real Estate Purchases & Sales, April 2013

Update on Agency Duties and Liabilities

Speaker, Real Estate Purchases & Sales, March 2008, 2009

Innovation in Real Estate Brokerage —What the Future Holds

Speaker, Hot Issues in Real Estate and Land Use Development, March 2007

Agency Duties and Liabilities: Real Estate practice of agency as defined by statute

Law Seminars International, Real Estate Purchase and Sales, March 2006

Real EstateLitigation & Dispute Resolution


Tel: 206.447.8916Fax: 206.749.1973


The Best Lawyers in America© Real Estate Law, 2007-2018

Washington Super Lawyers list, 2000-2018

2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine

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

Martindale-Hubbell AV rating


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

B.A., Duke University, 1978

Bar Admissions

Washington, 1983

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Washington, 2012
  • Western District of Washington, 1983

9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 1983


Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Recruiting Committee Member, 2004-Present
  • Member, 2003-Present

Short Cressman & Burgess, PLLC (Seattle, WA), Partner, 1988-2003

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