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Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Landlord & Tenant, Real Estate

About Me

Oliver Spencer is a Seattle estate planning attorney, Seattle real estate attorney, and Seattle landlord-tenant attorney. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Walnut Hills High School. He graduated Cum Laude from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He majored in journalism and double minored in French language and Asian Studies.


 


After undergraduate school he worked as a newspaper and magazine reporter for SESH Communications in Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Law. He is one of the founding members of the Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Washington School of Law.


 


He worked as an attorney for Preston, Gates & Ellis, LLP and Bank of America, Probate And Wealth Transmission Department in Seattle, Washington. He worked as an attorney for the Law Offices of James Deal, the Law Offices of David Reed, and the Law Offices of Ricardo Vasquez in Seattle, Washington. He worked for the Law Offices of Stanley Byrd and the Law Offices of Kathryn Ellis in Seattle, Washington. He worked for Landesa, formerly the Rural Development Institute, University of Washington Student Legal Services, and the Northwest Indian Law Center at Northwest Justice Project in Seattle, Washington. He worked for General Electric Aircraft Engines, Legal Operation, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, the Prison Reform Advocacy Center, the Office of former Cincinnati Vice Mayor Tyrone Yates, and the Law Offices of Stephen Felson in Cincinnati, Ohio.


 


His free time is spent with his family and friends. He enjoys swimming, tennis, taekwondo, hiking, film, theater, music, news, books, writing, and the study of language. He has language abilities in English, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Latin.


 


In 1996 he studied French language and culture at the Institute of Touraine in Tours, France. In 1998 he was a Capitol Scholar from the State of Ohio at the Office of the Corporation Counsel, General Litigation Division, in Washington, D.C. In 2000 he received the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of the Government of Taiwan to study Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan Normal University (Shi Da) in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Languages Spoken: Mandarin, French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Estate Planning: 34%
    13 years
  2. Real Estate: 33%
    13 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 33%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Joyce Stewart Schwensen

    I endorse this lawyer for the practice of law in landlord tenant matters and neighbor disputes. He is an effective advocate in these areas, that can be difficult to resolve in a cost effective manner.

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    Joyce Schwensen Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dana Jean Yaffee

    I have known Oliver Spencer for more than 10 years. He is thorough, conscientious, enthusiastic and a zealous advocate for his clients. I recommend him highly.

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    Dana Yaffee Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Oliver Spencer, Attorney At Law, PLLC

1833 North 105th Street, Suite 101
Seattle, WA, 98133-8973

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200207/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Taipei Economic And Cultural Representative Office ScholarshipTaipei Economic And Cultural Representative Office2000
NABJ ScholarshipNABJ1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
attorneyLaw Offices of Oliver Spencer, Attorney At Law, PLLC2004 - Present
attorneyPreston, Gates & Ellis, LLP (now K&L Gates)2003 - 2004
attorneyBank of America, Private Bank Trust And Wealth Transfer Services2003 - 2003
attorneyLaw Offices of Ricardo Vasquez2002 - 2002
attorneyLaw Offices of David Reed2002 - 2004
attorneyLaw Offices of James Deal2002 - 2004
law clerkLaw Offices of Stanley Byrd2002 - 2002
law clerkLaw Offices of Kathryn Ellis2002 - 2002
law clerkFelson & Felson2001 - 2001
law clerkUniversity of Washington Student Legal Services2001 - 2001
internNorthwest Justice Project, Northwest Indian Law Center1999 - 2000
law clerkRural Development Institute1999 - 2000
internPrison Reform Advocacy Center1998 - 1998
internOffice Of The Corporation Counsel, General Litigation Division, District of Columbia Government1998 - 1998
reporterSESH Communications1997 - 1998
internDinsmore & Shohl, LLP1996 - 1996
internOffice of Cincinnati Vice Mayor Tyrone Yates1995 - 1996
internGeneral Electric Aircraft Engines, Legal Operation1994 - 1995

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
Kingman County Bar Association Diversity CommitteeCommittee Member2013 - Present
City of Seattle, Seattle Serves And Shares Safety Task ForceTask Force Member2012 - Present
Lekha School of Creative WritingInstructor, Summer Camp2012 - 2012
King County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service Committeecommittee member2010 - 2010
Seattle University School of Law Mentorship ProgramMentor2006 - 2006
King County Bar Association, Ethnic Diversity In The Legal Profession CommitteeCo-Chair2006 - 2007
University of Washington School of Law Mentorship ProgramMentor2005 - Present
King County Bar Associaton Family Law Mentorship ProgramMentee2005 - 2005
Loren Miller Bar Association Mentorship ProgramMentor2005 - 2006
Legal Voice, formerly Northwest Women's Law CenterN/A2004 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Trial Advocacy Program Planning Committeecommittee member2004 - 2004
Loren Miller Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
University of Washington School of LawAlumni Ambassador2001 - 2008

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Cincinnati Heraldvarious articles1998
Ohio University PostCircle Breaks Barriers, Sheds Light1996
Ohio University PostFrench Study Abroad Offerings Change1996
Southeast Ohio MagazineA People In Motion1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawlawJuris Doctorate2001
Ohio UniversityjournalismBachelor's of Science, Journalism, Cum Laude1997
Institute of TouraineFrench language and cultureN/AN/A
Taiwan Normal UniversityMandarin ChineseN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Small And Solo Practice ClassSmall And Solo Practice Class2014
Small And Solo Practice ClassSolo And Small Firm Practice2013
Youth And The Law ForumLandlord-Tenant Law2012
Small And Solo Practice ClassSolo And Small Firm Practice2012
Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Trial Advocacy Program Committee•Presentation, Facilitator, Washington State Bar Association, Washington Young Lawyers Division, Trial Advocacy Program2005