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Erik Roger Olsen

Real estate Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   87 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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LARGE-FIRM SKILL COMBINED WITH SMALL-TOWN CARE. CALL 844-230-5426

Erik R. Olsen represents over 200 associations, working with property managers and self-managed associations to ensure the best possible outcomes for their clients. Our Homeowners Association department has successfully handled hundreds of assessment collection and compliance matters through diligent efforts, courteous and professional dialogue with Boards and owners, and effective legal techniques involving negotiation and litigation.

Our Homeowners Association department handles a wide array of association services, including:

Interpretation and advice regarding enforcing covenants and other governing documents provisions.

Assistance with collection of unpaid assessments:
letters to owners;
preparation and recording of assessment liens;
preparation and filing of releases or satisfactions of liens, once payment is made by the owner;
recovery of attorneys’ fees incurred by the association as part of the collection efforts.
Assistance with enforcing compliance with covenants:
letters to owners;
personal contacts with owners.
Filing and prosecution of litigation regarding association issues, including but not limited to:
assessments collection (including recovery of the association’s attorneys’ fees incurred before and during the litigation);
covenant interpretation and application;
covenant compliance/injunctive relief.


Advising on and assisting with drafting documents and handling issues regarding:
governing documents (covenants, articles, bylaws, rules & regulations);
amendments to governing documents;
meeting documents:
proxies;
minutes;
other documents relating to Board meetings and actions.


Attending Board meetings to speak about and answer questions regarding ongoing association issues, and assist with issues/advice on general matters of importance to their association.

Attending annual owners’ meetings to answer owners’ questions and discuss with members procedural and other issues important to their association’s operations, often speaking about roles, duties and responsibilities of serving as a Board member for an association.

Erik is a junior partner with Hanis Irvine Prothero, Attorneys at Law. Erik's practice includes representing Homeowners' Associations, personal injury (emphasis in motor vehicle accidents), misdemeanor criminal defense, and traffic defense.

Erik received his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law (graduating Magna Cum Laude) and his BA in Philosophy from the University of Washington (graduating with honors). Erik previously served as President of the South King County Bar Association and is currently on the Board of Directors. Erik was also previously on the Board of Governors of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a current member of the Washington State Association for Justice and the King County Bar Association. Erik has a deep dedication to his legal career and serving the local community. Erik is on the Board of the Rotary Club of Kent and also serves as a mentor in the Commmunities in School program in the Kent School District.

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2017 + 3 ...

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/31/2023

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

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Erik received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by Bobbie | July 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I will always go to Erik!
I think I've worked with Erik four or five times now for traffic stuff, and every single time he has been prompt, professional, frank, and thorough: I let him know what my concerns are, provide him with the details, we have a brief chat, he lets me know what I need to do, he tells me what he is going to do, and then he does it. Are there times I things did not go 100% my way? Sure. That's the way the cookie can in fact crumble. But I am 1000% certain that Erik did everything he could, every time, to advocate for me. He is the best!
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Posted by RLF | February 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded expectations
Erik was super responsive, very practical and was a great communicator. Knew the system very well and covered all the bases. Best of all he got better results than I expected on a multifaceted high dollar traffic citation - full dismissal! Would definitely use again and recommend to others.
Posted by Miguel S | May 31, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome speeding ticket record
Erik has been my go to attorney for speeding tickets since back in 2012. He's super easy to communicate, very affordable and has a 100% success rate with either getting me a favorable result or having the ticket dismissed. Either way, he saved me tons of money because these infractions did not affect my insurance costs. I highly recommend Erik and I'm sure he's also amazing at the other legal domains/services he offers.
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Posted by Ted | April 17, 2021
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Excellent traffic ticket results
I've worked with several traffic ticket attorneys over the years and Erik is the first one who has actually been able to get my ticket completely dismissed. Usually the tickets are converted to non-moving violations for the same dollar amount. He did a great job of communication as well, and kept me apprised at each step of the process. 5/5 stars.
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Posted by Charlette | January 27, 2021
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Personal Injury
When I was attacked by a dog, I needed help getting a fair settlement. Erik worked with the insurance company and got great results. He was always available to answer my questions and made the entire process easy to understand and comfortable. It felt good to have someone so competent and capable on my side and I was very pleased with the experience. If I ever need an Attorney again, Erik will be my first choice.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
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Excellent Lawyer
Erik helped me vacate a class C felony I had on my record and helped restore my right to firearms. He offered me a free consultation, where he explained to me what the vacating process entailed and to set up some reasonable expectations. After hiring Erik to proceed with my case, I was very pleased how things turned out. The whole process was made very easy by Erik, always available to answer any questions I might’ve had. Erik was very knowledgeable about the entire vacating process and you get the sense that he really wants to help you, not just earn your business. I highly recommend Erik for anyone looking to vacate a previous judgement off their record or anyone who needs help restoring their right to firearms.
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Posted by Dinesh K | March 11, 2020
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Best in the business!
Mr. Erik has dismissed my infraction due to insufficient evidence in the officer’s narrative and the court granted the motion. He is gem of the person and awesome lawyer. I will recommend him for any traffic violation case to him.
Posted by Jason | November 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cares about every case, even the small ones
I really felt that no attorney would take on my small traffic complaints. After calling several law firms offered through my legal plan and getting no call backs, I had almost given up hope. That was until I called Erik's law firm. I got a call back the next morning from Erik. We went step by step over the case. I had his full attention. No speaker phone, and no rush job. He stayed on top of my cases and kept in great contact with me via phone and e-mail. I had such a great experience, I went back for a 2nd set of cases. Both times I went with Erik I saw positive results. I HIGHLY recommend Erik Olson to anyone who is trying to fight unjust traffic/parking tickets.
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Posted by Michael | November 19, 2019
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Excellent Experience
Working with Erik on a traffic violation case was about as easy as making a phone call. He handled all of the details of my case with minimal back and forth, kept me informed along the way, and earned a favorable result in the end. The process couldn't have been simpler for me. Highly recommended!
Posted by Jenny | November 14, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Service!
Erik did an excellent job working on my traffic infraction. He explained the process to me in detail and was able to get my ticket dismissed. I would not hesitate to use Erik again, not just for traffic infractions, but for much more detailed legal issues. Having him work with me on this case helped me to understand the legal process more and really removed the stress of having to appear in court.
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Posted by Corey | August 14, 2019
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Can I do 10 stars
Every time I hire Erik he does nothing but exceed my expectations. I had a traffic violation I thought for sure I would need top pay but boy was I wrong. Erik spoke with the city prosecutor who agreed the ticket was thin and best and should be dismissed. Thank you Erik for all you hard work and prompt follow up. I would recommend Erik to even my worst enemies... he is just that good.
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Posted by Michael | June 19, 2019
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100% Success Rate
Erik represented my family with our traffic infractions in courts since 2018. He has yet to lose a case and ALL of my infractions from red light, speeding, camera, HOV, and parking with expired tag got dismissed without paying a fine. None of my infractions got committed nor deferred by the courts. His expertise in traffic law and traffic courts makes him the best in the business. Erik is very responsive and I always get a response from him. His professionalism is the best in my book. If you need a traffic lawyer, I highly recommend you contact Erik Olsen.
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Posted by Deepsha | June 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Expensive infraction ticket to $0 + Amazing service
I received a very expensive traffic infraction ticket and a friend recommended Erik to me. I am very grateful for that because my experience with Erik was amazing. He was immediately and consistently responsive to my numerous questions. He was also able to appear in court on my behalf, so I did not have to lift a finger and after all that he brought my payment due to $0. He immediately called me after the hearing to let me know the hearing verdict and the process. I highly recommend Erik to anyone who has any type of traffic infraction to reach out to Erik and get the most pleasant lawyer experience you can ask for. Thanks a ton!
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Posted by Kasandra | March 7, 2019
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Speeding Traffic Ticket
My experience with Erik was excellent. He was easy to reach, always responded back to my emails and phone calls. Went into detail about everything with me and took his time. He was able to appear on my behalf in court for me and get my speeding ticket to an infraction that did not affect my car insurance or show on record, this was very important to me. I would recommend him to anyone fighting any type of speeding infraction. I will be returning for any further issues if need be.
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Posted by David | January 3, 2019
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My first lawyer
Erik is the first lawyer I've ever had to hire and helped me get a one-year suspension of my driver's license dropped. Although I made the case, Erik provided the legal backing. Other lawyers I had consulted thought it was a long shot, but Erik got it done. I couldn't have done it without his support, diligence and representation. Thanks!
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Posted by Wayne | December 3, 2018
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Fantastic representation!
Erik has represented me excellently in the past - I would have zero hesitations recommending him. Highly knowledgeable, personable, and diligent.
Posted by Michael | November 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Erik helped me reach a settlement after an auto injury
I was in an auto collision caused by another driver. After we pulled into the shoulder and exchanged information, my first call was to Erik. Despite it being early morning during commute time, Erik answered right away and helped calm my nerves and gave me advice on contacting the local PD to file a report, as well as filing a collision report with the other driver's insurance company AS WELL as filing a report with my own insurance company. Every other person I talked to that day for advice (including my insurance rep) told me I just needed to file with the other driver's insurance since it was the other driver's fault. They were all incorrect. Erik was the only person who correctly advised me to file a personal injury claim with my own insurance company (despite the collision being 100% the other driver's fault), and use that claim to pay for my necessary medical bills. This was my first auto accident, and with all the adrenaline from the collision, and the depression of seeing my totaled car, it was very hard to know what to do. Looking back now, I'm so glad I had Erik to help. I was able to use my PIP coverage with my insurance to cover all my resulting medical expenses over the following several months while I sought treatment. I did not once pay out of pocket (which I would have had to do had I not filed a PIP claim with my insurance per Erik's advice). After my injuries reached a manageable level, Erik helped me collect the required documents and invoices to start my settlement claim with the other driver's insurance so I could repay my PIP costs. Erik maintained open communication with me throughout the entire process, calling me during each step of the negotiations to explain the current options and help advise my decisions. In the end, Erik was able to negotiated a settlement which allowed me to repay my PIP costs, cover his attorney fees, and left me enough extra that I can comfortable see a dr or chiropractor in the future should my injuries flare up as they continue to heal. I am honored to have the opportunity to recommend Erik's professional service to anyone who finds themselves needing legal counsel after a car accident. I never wish to experience that situation again, but I am confident knowing that if I do, I have someone of Erik's integrity in my corner to help. Thank you Erik!
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
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Erik helped me resolved a sound transit infraction ticket
Erik helped me resolved a sound transit infraction ticket. I found him through my Hyatt Legal plan and gave him a call as I have gotten a list lawyers. He was quick to respond and easy to talked with. After I explained my situation, he gladly took on the case and gave clear instructions on what I need to do and what information I need to provide. A month or so later, he gave me a call saying that the court date is today and that he will be representing me and wanted to confirm the story that I told him. Later that evening he emailed and told me the case of dismissed. I appreciate Erik’s professionalism and agreeing to help with unique cases such as an sound transit infraction ticket.
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Posted by Chad | October 16, 2018
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Professional and Strategic!
I had the opportunity to have Erik represent me on a recent speeding ticket. Erik was professional, responsive, communicative and most importantly strategic in the defense. Erik will be the first attorney I call for any future legal matters.
Posted by Dalia | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Erik's the best!
Erik got me out of another ticket. He knows what he's doing and is so nice too! I've used his services numerous times now and have been pleased each time. I recommend him to anyone who needs a traffic attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Courts
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Commissioner
  • Kent Municipal Court
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2016
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD
  • 2010
  • University of Washington
  • BA
  • 2007

Associations

  • Rotary Club of Kent
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • South King County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Communities in School Kent
  • Mentor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 3L Editor of the Year
  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • 2010

Publications

  • Gonzaga Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • South King County Bar Association Swearing-In Event
  • Getting to Know your Legal Community
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (17)
Endorse Erik
Car accident Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olsen is a well respected and experienced attorney in our community who dedicates a great deal of his time to help both his clients and the community as a whole. I endorse him without reservation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erik. As a prosecutor I had several cases against Erik. He is always prepared and knowledgeable about the issues. Erik is a tough and zealous advocate when he has to. Do not hesitate to call him if you need help."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Erik has a thorough knowledge of the law and communicates very clearly."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erik is an exceptional attorney. His clients can rest assured that their best interests are in great hands."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great attorney and very knowledgeable in the field. Certainly a recommendation"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. While getting to know Erik in an academic setting over the past 3 years, it was clear that he would become a very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and hardworking attorney."
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Personal injury
Personal injury
Immigration
Speeding and traffic ticket
Divorce and separation
Personal injury
Foreclosure
Landlord or tenant
Workers compensation
Employment and labor
Criminal defense

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Kent Real estate Lawyer Erik Roger Olsen
Erik Roger Olsen
Real estate Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available