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Michael L. Olver

Michael L. Olver

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trusts, Personal Injury

About Me

Mr. Olver, a director with Betts, Patterson & Mines, is an experienced trial attorney with an emphasis on Estate/Medicaid planning; Elder Law problems including guardianships, trust and will disputes; and plaintiff’s personal injury.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Trusts: 25%
  3. Elder Law: 25%
  4. Estate Planning: 25%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Lynn St. Louis

    Michael Olver has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. I have personal knowledge of his expertise, competence and compassion. I highly recommend Michael to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.


    Lynn St. Louis Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Margaret Madison Phelan

    I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer. I met Mike over a decade ago at a national continuing legal education seminar. We've stayed in touch over the years as well as have worked together on state chapter matters.


    Margaret Phelan Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

1001 4th Ave Ste 4200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1154




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Securities DealersCertified ArbitratorN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Acadamy of Elder Law AttorneysPast President - Washington Chapter (2002)N/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Bar News, Elder Law SectionWill Repository2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of Washington -SeattleEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WSTLA Nursing Home LitigationGetting Fair Value for an Elderly Person’s Life2006
Vulnerable Adult SymposiumTEDRA and Other Civil Remedies2002
Annual Convention: Luvera SeminarDistrict Court Hell1998
NAELA InstituteLitigating Retroactive Lien Recovery (With Class?)1997