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Kyle Olive was born outside Chicago, Illinois in 1975. He received his law degree with honors from the Seattle University School of Law in 2004. While in law school, he was a Presidential Law Scholar and a member of the Dean's list. After law school, he spent a year clerking for Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington Supreme Court. Kyle's practice emphasizes  personal injury law including automobile accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death, and products liability, as well as insurance litigation devoted to bad faith and the Insurance Fair Conduct Act.



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Kyle's Statement:


I went to law school because I wanted to work in a profession where I could make a difference in people's lives.  I wanted to help people.  I wanted to stand up for the underdog.  I wanted to help the poor, the injured, the downtrodden, the forgotten and the oppressed.  I chose a career in which I could achieve those goals and I do it everyday.  I relish standing up against corporations and insurance companies when they have treated people unfairly.  It's always a David against Goliath struggle.  But, it's worth the fight.  The confidence of my clients is both a huge responsibility and very humbling.  I take it seriously and work hard to achieve a just result in every case.

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Languages spoken: Italian

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 55%
    11 years
  2. Insurance: 45%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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    I highly endorse Mr. Olive. He is a superior advocate for his clients. I recently opposed Mr. Olive in a lawsuit in federal court that was highly disputed. We had to navigate several challenging issues. Notwithstanding our opposing legal views, Mr. Olive maintained a professional, ethical and positive demeanor that was a credit to himself and his clients. He is highly skilled in litigation practice and insurance law. - Thanks Kyle!

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    Donna Chamberlin Environmental and Natural Resources Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Laura Lynn Hoskins

    I endorse this lawyer. Kyle is an outstanding attorney and passionately represents his clients.

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    Laura Hoskins Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Olive Bearb Law Group PLLC

1218 3rd Avenue
Suite 1000
Seattle, WA, 98101

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200401/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2012
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2012
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Faculty Scholar Award NomineeSeattle Unviversity School of Law2004
Dean's ListSeattle University School of Law2004
CALI Award - Federal CourtsSeattle University School of Law2004
CALI Award - Public International LawSeattle University School of Law2003
Presidential Law ScholarSeattle University School of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOlive | Bearb Law Group PLLC2015 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyKing County Bar Association2005 - Present
MemberOlive|Bearb Grelish & Gilbert, PLLC2014 - 2015
MemberOlive|Bearb & Grelish PLLC2013 - 2014
MemberOlive|Bearb PLLC2010 - 2013
OwnerLaw Office of Kyle C. Olive2007 - 2010
AssociateFury Bailey2005 - 2007
Immigration AttorneyAccess to Justice Institute2004 - 2006
Law Clerk to Justice Tom ChambersWashington State Supreme Court2004 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth CircuitMember2006 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2005 - Present
U.S. District Court - Western District of WashingtonMember2005 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2013
International Law SocietyPresident2003 - 2004
Seattle Journal for Social JusticeEditor2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
METRO Bus Injury$1.5 Million Jury Verdict
Injured Bicyclist Run Over in Bike Lane$140,000.00
Negligent LandlordSuccessful Settlement
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle Journal for Social JusticeFinding Common Ground: The Missing Pieces of Middle East Peace2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeVoire DireCertificate2014
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeOpening StatementCertificate2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeFinding the StoryCertificate2011
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeClosing ArgumentsCertificate2010
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeOpening StatementsCertificate2009
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeCross ExaminationCertificate2008
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyDepositionsCertificate2007
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegePsychodrama for LawyersCertificate2007
Seattle UniversityN/AJD - Juris Doctor cum laude (with honors)2004
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawInternational Law - Rome, ItalyN/A2002
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Universita Per Stranieri di SienaItalianCertificato con lode1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Looking Down the RoadEthics in Auto Cases2013
Avoiding Pitfalls in DiscoveryInterrogatories2012
Washington State Association for Justice ConventionAdvice for Young Trial Lawyers2011
Transitioning to Practice for Young LawyersThe Practice of Law for Young Lawyers2010
Speed NetworkingNetworking with Law Students2010
Hanging Your ShingleAssociating with Co-Counsel2010
Career DayA Lawyer's Perspective2009
South Asia Law ConferenceThe Effectiveness of International Treaties2004