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I hired Angela L Olsen to do my Divorce. It has been a year, and I had to get another attorney to take the case. She did nothing on my case, except collect money from me. She did not keep me inform, she charged for my emails, but would not reply to them. While the case was in her hands it almost got dismissed from the county due to inactivity! She is not on top of her game! If you hire this lawyer you might as well walk into your bathroom and flush your money down the toilet!!
Angela Olsen mishandled our case so badly that we were compelled to file a complaint with the Washington State Bar. She was uncaring and unprepared and, as a result, served a contempt motion on the wrong party, and then failed to insist that a waiver be granted because the opposing attorney asked for service on behalf of her client. Any experienced attorney should have known better. In addition she was unable, because of her lack of preparation, to argue the case with the opposing attorney or direct the judge. She bungled the facts badly, and had no case law to support her limited attempts at rebuttal.
Angela Olsen failed/refused to maintain communications with us, claiming that her caseload and personal matters, such as a field trip with her daughter, and a vacation, were more important than the lives and future of our grandchildren, which hung in the balance.
Angela never disclosed to us that her caseload was such that she could not competently handle the case, which was brought before the court as an urgent matter. As a family law attorney she has a moral imperative to protect innocent children who are helpless, and have no other advocate, which was the reason she and her firm were retained.
Further, Angela Olsen failed to file a motion for reconsideration, when the judge refused to appoint a guardian ad litem. This was negligent
and irresponsible, given that there are health issues and child molestation involved. Ms. Olsen also ignored the urgency of the matter to go on vacation and then had the audacity to tell us more than 10 days later that she was too busy to respond to our telephone calls and
e-mail inquiries because "we were not her only client." When I criticized her handling of the case by e-mail her partner responded within 5 minutes, advising us that his firm was withdrawing -- never addressing the issues. As matters now stand Angela Olsen may have completely destroyed our son-in-law's only remaining chance to get his children and our grandchildren out of harm's way.
Angela was unreponsive to emails/phone calls. She did not seem to care about what was best for me. She dismissed my concerns as to what was right and fair during my divorce. Angela did not fight or "win" anything for me. What I was granted I could have figured out on my own and saved myself from lawyer fees. Paying for her service was a HUGE waste of money. I wish I would have fired her and hired a different lawyer who actually acted like they wanted to work for me, not just hurry up and get another case over with and collect my money. I will not recommend her to anyone I know, and will dissuade anyone from using her in the future.
Ms. Olsen did not respond to my emails nor keep me informed about my divorce. I emailed her and called her several times with no response from her office. However, she did send me a bill for 4K. I found her fees unreasonable and unethical. She actually billed me for not being able to open an email. Who does that?
I've seen construction site workers put more due dilligence in the placement of a worksite porta potty than Ms. Olsen has done representing me or handling my case.