Kyle C. Olive

Kyle Olive became a trial lawyer due to a deep-seated desire to help the underdog, the downtrodden and the oppressed.  Too often, the hardworking people of Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound find themselves in a David versus Goliath struggle against big corporations, governmental entities and insurance companies.  He fights for a just result on behalf of his clients who have been wronged and works to not only help clients receive the settlement the deserve, but also peace of mind and a restoration of faith in our legal system.  His service as a Seattle injury lawyer has earned him numerous accolades on both a local and nationwide level, having been named a Rising Star in Washington, but also a "Super Lawyer," and a member of the Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.  His excellent service is recognized not only by his peers, but also by his clients who have given him a "superb attorney" AVVO rating among personal injury attorneys in Seattle.

Born outside of Chicago, Kyle has spent the last thirty years in the Pacific Northwest and has made his mark in numerous ways in Washington State.  He attended Seattle University School of Law as a Presidential Law Scholar, where he earned the CALI Award for both Federal Courts and International Law, served as the Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice, as President of the International Law Society, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree on the Dean's List.  Upon graduating from law school, he clerked for Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington Supreme Court.  His commitment to public service also earned him a Pro Bono Public Service Commendation from the Washington State Bar Association.

In addition to pursuing justice for his clients throughout the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area and Greater Puget Sound region, he also enjoys all of the outdoor pleasures the Pacific Northwest has to offer and savors his time away from work as a dad and husband on a small farm on Vashon Island.

Bar Admissions:
  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court of Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
Education:
  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors:  Faculty Scholar Award Nominee, 2004
    • Honors:  Dean's List, 2004
    • Honors:  CALI Award - Federal Courts, 2004
    • Honors:  CALI Award - Public International Law, 2003
    • Honors:  Presidential Law Scholar, 2001
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A.
Published Works:
  • Editor, Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 2002-2004
Honors and Awards:
  • AVVO Rating:  10.0
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2010-2012
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Seattle University School of Law, International Law Society, President, 2003-2004
Pro Bono Activities:
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2008-2010
  • King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinic



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