Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in... more
Legal Experience After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004 with high honors, I served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick at the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division One. In 2006, I joined the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, where I practiced until 2010. At Davis Wright Tremaine, I was part of the T... view profile
Less clients, better service. Most of my clients are a lot like me: entrepreneurial,... more
Less clients, better service. Most of my clients are a lot like me: entrepreneurial, in charge of their businesses and futures, dynamic, give a high priority to values such as integrity and hard work. They want focused attention when they need it but otherwise just like to say "Hi" now and then. If you like your calls returned without having to be concerned about the billing practices and you l... view profile
I began practicing as an Air Force JAG in Southern California in the early 1960s.... more
I began practicing as an Air Force JAG in Southern California in the early 1960s. After returning to Washington, I was legislative counsel to Governor Daniel J. Evans 1969-1971. My practice has subsequently focused primarily on estate planning issues although I deal with real estate, personal and fiduciary income tax, and represent family members in difficult litigation regarding trusts, probat... view profile
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had... more
I've been passionate about helping seniors and their families since 1993 when I had the opportunity to help two families protect long held real estate from the costs of long term care for one of the patriarchs. Since then my practice, and now my firm, have developed into a practice exclusively focused on elder law.
Mr. Olver, a director with Betts, Patterson & Mines, is an experienced trial... more
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 plaintiffâ€™s personal injury.
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.