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Kyle C Olive

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   14 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

About Kyle

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Kyle Olive was born outside Chicago, Illinois in 1975. He received his law degree with honors from the Seattle University School of Law in 2004. While in law school, he was a Presidential Law Scholar and a member of the Dean's list. After law school, served as a law clerk for Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington State Supreme Court. Kyle's practice emphasizes civil claims on behalf of domestic violence survivors, as well as personal injury claims arising out of automobile accidents, construction accidents, wrongful death.  He also represents insurance customers that have been treated unreasonably by their insurers. 


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Kyle's Statement:

I went to law school because I wanted to work in a profession where I could make a difference in people's lives.  I wanted to stand up for the underdog.  I wanted to help the poor, the injured, the downtrodden and the forgotten.   I chose a career in which I could achieve those goals and I do it everyday.  I relish standing up against corporations and insurance companies when they have treated people unfairly.  It's always a David against Goliath struggle.  But, it's worth the fight.  The confidence of my clients is both a huge responsibility and very humbling.  I take it seriously and work hard to achieve a just result in every case.

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Kyle Olive is the proud dad of a son born to he and his wife in May of 2007.
Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Kyle

Kyle C Olive
720 SENECA ST
Ste. 107, #48
Seattle, WA, 98101

Reviews

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Posted by James | May 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Nice Guy
Kyle represented my family after my wife and baby were rear ended in an auto accident and had to go to the hospital with injuries. Although there were many witnesses the drivers insurance, State Farm, denied liability anyway. This left us with thousands in medical bills that we could not pay for. Kyle took our case and 3 years later Kyle help us get reimbursed for our medical bills and also a very small sum for pain and suffering. Kyle was very kind through this process and I appreciate him for that.
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Posted by Mehdi | March 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The knight in shining armour
Kyle Olive is the knight in shining armor. When we needed urgent help he extended a helping hand and guided us to stand up against big insurance company that instead of helping us had decided to deny our claim and pressure us to give up. After defending our rights and wining against insurance company Kyle patiently and wisely navigated the difficult path in forcing another company in fault to take responsibility for the loss they had caused. We believe god helped us to find and to put our trust in Kyle. We were so fortunate he took our case and can't thank him enough. No matter how complicated your case may be, you will be fortunate to have Kyle representing you. Kyle Olive is the BEST.
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Posted by Heather | November 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Amazing
I had the privilege of having Mr. Olive as counsel to assist in getting a settlement after a car accident. I honestly can not say enough about his professionalism, honesty, integrity, and wisdom. From beginning to end I was consistently impressed and awed by Mr. Olive. I HIGHLY recommend him for whatever situation brings you to search for representation.
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Posted by Brenda | November 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I hired Mr. Olive a couple years ago when I suffered an injury from a car accident. He handled my case in a very professional manner. He was never too busy to answer any questions or concerns that I may have had.
Posted by Jonathan | May 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great insight!
Kyle gave me some great advice involving my insurance claim. He informed me of my rights, and where to find the legal statutes to back them up. This helped me greatly with negotiating with the insurance company.
Posted by Jen | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Kyle was amazing. I felt so taken care of and I know he did the best possible job with my case. He took a tough case he had no guarantee of winning and fought for justice even when it was not a slam dunk case. And he was victorious!
Posted by Michele | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
When it comes to a person injury, Attorney Kyle Olive, will go the extra mile for his client. My case was a hard one, in terms of my car accident, the injury I sustained (a torn rotator cuff), and the previous representation I had before Mr. Olive. Mr. Olive listened to all of my concerns, and answered all my questions in a patient and professional manner. You can ask him a question more than once, and he will continue be patient. He was in constant communication with me regarding my case. I was always able to contact him by phone, cell phone, or email easily. He was very thorough in obtaining the necessary information for my case, such as medical records, documents, and witnesses, etc. Attorney Kyle Olive, believed in me and my case. My case went to trial and we won.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Efficient Law Firm
Kyle Olive & his paralegal, Erin dos a wonderful job on a complex case for us. I would not hesitate to use them again in the future. I would highly recommend Kyle Olive to anyone seeking legal help.
Posted by Graham | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thourough, thoughtful and professional service
The name of the title says it all. That is what you should expect when working with Kyle Olive and his staff and that is precisely what you will get. I absolutely recommend Kyle and have referred him personally.
Posted by K.J.W | February 4, 2014
Kyle Olive Law Team is the Best!
Kyle Olive and his law team are absolutely the best! They comprise a professional group who are always prompt in responding and eager to make certain you understand what to expect. And, they provide highly experienced guidance, while being very caring and attuned to their clients needs. It has been my pleasure to work with Kyle and everyone on his staff. It can be very stressful when considering legal matters and Kyle has the natural ability to remove the stress and walk you through with the confidence you need. If you want the best advocate for your case, I highly recommend Kyle Olive.
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Posted by Michele | January 29, 2014
Wonderful Attorney!
Kyle is one of the most honest, trustworthy and caring attorneys I have ever met. He really does care about his clients and will fight for what's right. I trust him completely and would recommend him without hesitation. If you are in need of a personal injury attorney, Kyle should be your first call!
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2011
Top-Notch, Ethical Attorney
Mr. Olive represented my husband and me in an assault case. He handled our case with care, knowledge and passion. Mr. Olive is thorough and ethical. Throughout the entire process of our case, we felt secure and confident that we had found the right attorney to handle our case. We highly recommend Mr. Olive.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2008
Client Review
I was referred to Kyle after complaining about my nonresponsive lawyer. He took over the case immediately, handled it professionally, and always kept me informed. He was also very responsive to my emails and phone calls. I was very happy with his service and would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2007
Client Review
Kyle Olive is an extremely professional and dependable lawyer. I am very pleased with the way he handled my case and negotiations and I trust him completely. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-475 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Olive Law Northwest PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Partner
  • Olive | Bearb Law Group PLLC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Member
  • Olive|Bearb Grelish & Gilbert, PLLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Member
  • Olive|Bearb & Grelish PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Member
  • Olive|Bearb PLLC
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Kyle C. Olive
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Fury Bailey
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Immigration Attorney
  • Access to Justice Institute
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk to Justice Tom Chambers
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2010
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2009
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2008
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 2007
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certificate
  • 2007
  • Seattle University
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude (with honors)
  • 2004
  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • 2002
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Universita Per Stranieri di Siena
  • Certificato con lode
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • Jackknifing Truck
  • Verdict for Plaintiff of $886,000
  • METRO Bus Injury
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict
  • Head On Crash
  • $309,000.00
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • International Law Society
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • Editor
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • CALI Award - Federal Courts
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Faculty Scholar Award Nominee
  • Seattle Unviversity School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2004
  • CALI Award - Public International Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2003
  • Presidential Law Scholar
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • Finding Common Ground: The Missing Pieces of Middle East Peace
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Looking Down the Road
  • Ethics in Auto Cases
  • 2013
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Discovery
  • Interrogatories
  • 2012
  • Washington State Association for Justice Convention
  • Advice for Young Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Transitioning to Practice for Young Lawyers
  • The Practice of Law for Young Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Speed Networking
  • Networking with Law Students
  • 2010
  • Hanging Your Shingle
  • Associating with Co-Counsel
  • 2010
  • Career Day
  • A Lawyer's Perspective
  • 2009
  • South Asia Law Conference
  • The Effectiveness of International Treaties
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (31)
Insurance Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Mr. Olive. He is a superior advocate for his clients. I recently opposed Mr. Olive in a lawsuit in federal court that was highly disputed. We had to navigate several challenging issues. Notwithstanding our opposing legal views, Mr. Olive maintained a professional, ethical and positive demeanor that was a credit to himself and his clients. He is highly skilled in litigation practice and insurance law. - Thanks Kyle!"
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kyle is an outstanding attorney and passionately represents his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You should not hesitate to contact Kyle for your case. He is an outstanding attorney and works hard for justice in every case."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olive is very professional and understands how to handle personal injury cases very well."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Olive. Mr. Olive is committed to providing his clients with top representation. He is experienced in this area of the law."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is a terrific advocate, I would recommend him to anyone in need of a great trial lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olive is smart and skilled in the practice of law. He has a keen understanding of the issues facing his clients and is dedicated to helping them. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is hard working, smart and tenacious, an excellent attorney. I endorse this this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kyle is bright, capable and passionate about his work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is a compassionate and passionate advocate for justice and the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kyle's work - intelligent, thoughtful, and passionate representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Kyle at the Supreme Court for a year. I'm Tom Chambers' senior law clerk and have modest supervisory duties over people like Kyle. Kyle was superb. He had a keen grasp of the law, an apt sense of how to navigate a court, and a fluent, persuasive writing style. I watched him come to a solid, well reasoned conclusion again and again. I heartily endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kyle has a sincere empathy for his clients, and works hard for them. At the same time, he has a keen appreciation for legal issues."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He has worked closely with high caliber attorneys in the community including a Washington Supreme Court Justice and a prominent personal injury firm in Seattle. I attended law school with Kyle. We worked on a project there that demonstrated his resourcefulness and excellent professional standards."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kyle is a creative advocate for clients with great tools garnered from his experience both working complex cases & as a law clerk to Justice Chambers."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle cares very deeply about his clients and works tireless to take care of his client."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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