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Erik Roger Olsen

Criminal defense Attorney at Kent, WA

5.0   93 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Erik

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Practice areas

Erik enjoys a broad range of practice areas includingcriminal defense (misdemeanors), personal injury cases (motor vehicle), and representing Homeowners’ Associations. Additionally, Erik works all traffic infraction cases for the firm and has been very successful in his handling of over 1,000 traffic hearings. Erik also occasionally works as a Judge Pro Tem and previously served as Commissioner for the Kent Municipal Court.

Erik graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2007 with a BA in philosophy, and received his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During his time at Gonzaga Law, Erik served as the Developmental Committee Chair and an Associate Editor for Gonzaga’s Law Review and was awarded 3L Associate Editor of the year. Erik was also an associate editor for Gonzaga’s Journal of International Law. During his 3L year, Erik worked in Gonzaga’s University Legal Assistance, a non-profit clinical law program providing pro bono services to the local community.

Erik serves on the Board of the Rotary Club of Kent (president 2019-20), and was formerly on the Board of the South King County Bar Association (president 2013-14, 21-23), Board of Governors for the Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2015-17). Erik enjoys serving his local community through the Rotary Club of Kent and mentoring high school students in the Communities in School Kent Program.

In his free time, Erik enjoys rock climbing, running, football, tabletop games, grilling, and theatre.

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Location

Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC
6703 S 234th St Ste 300
Kent, WA, 98032-2903

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I had an excellent experience working with Erik over a traffic violation. During the entire process, Erik was responsive for all communication and very knowledgeable. He was also successful in having the violation dismissed.
Posted by Eric | February 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I got exactly what he said I would get
I contacted Erik for a traffic infraction, he responded very promptly (That's huge for me), gave me a frank rundown of my options and the process, told me what would happen, took it over from there with just the right amount of keeping me updated, and next I heard the infraction had been dropped.
Posted by Rocio | February 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
I strongly recommend Erik. He was compassionate and understanding of our situation. Really listened and took us through the process with ease.
Posted by Jason | January 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Experience
Mr. Olsen is easy to communicate with. He was able to explain everything needed and followed through on our court date. We will work with him again in the future, and appreciate his help.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2023
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Great lawyer
Erik was responsive, knowledgeable and professional. He attended to my legal issue and helped me get my ticket overturned.
Posted by Oleksandr | February 5, 2023
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Best options in the field!
Eric Olsen was very professional, communicative, and effective. He was quickly responsive and got the job done. He answers all inquiries and questions. My infraction/ticket was dismissed. I definitely recommend him.
Posted by Bobbie | July 15, 2022
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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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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
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| 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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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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Cost

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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 Criminal defense Lawyer Erik Roger Olsen
Erik Roger Olsen
Criminal defense Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 13 years
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