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native of the Southeast, Andrew Olmsted was raised in Atlanta, GA and
attended the College of Charleston after graduating as salutatorian of
his high school class.  While earning a B.S. in Marine Biology, Andrew
completed independent studies on Coral Reef Ecology and the Formation of
Carbonate Island Chains in the Bahamas.  In addition, he taught
oceanography to elementary-aged children and worked for a leading
aquaculture facility.  Andrew currently serves as the founder and Chapter President of the Seattle College of Charleston Alumni

After graduating from the College of
Charleston, Andrew moved to Alaska to work aboard commercial fishing
boats in the Bering Sea.  He worked as a subcontractor for the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where he documented catch
efforts while monitoring crews for compliance with maritime laws and
regulations.  An illness in the family brought him back to Atlanta,
where he managed a division of an environmental consultation firm which
focused on water quality issues, shoreline restoration and sedimentation
control.  After developing an interest in the litigation behind many of
his consultation projects, Andrew took a job at a leading Atlanta law
firm before attending law school.

Andrew spent his first
year of law school at Samford University before transferring to the
University of the District of Columbia for its proven commitment to
public interest law, equal access to justice and its renowned clinical
law program.  While in law school, he worked as a student attorney,
successfully representing indigent clients in a wide range of
legal issues.  In addition, he served as an editor on his school's law
review and worked at the District of Columbia Council, where he drafted
and analyzed bills and advised his Councilman on issues facing the
Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary.  After graduating law
school, cum laude, Andrew
accepted a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of Georgia, where he
honed his legal skills digesting legal issues for his Judge and drafting
judicial opinions.  After his clerkship, Andrew moved to the Ravenna
neighborhood of Seattle, where he currently resides.  He is licensed to
practice law in Washington State and before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office.

In his free time, Andrew can be
found skiing on the slopes of Alpental in the winter or hiking, camping
and fly fishing in the areas surrounding Seattle in warmer months.


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Practice areas


  1. Trademark Application: 35%
    6 years, 45 cases
  2. Patent Application: 35%
    6 years, 40 cases
  3. Corporate: 15%
    50 cases
  4. Business: 15%
    6 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($200-275/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Connors Boyd

    Andrew has established himself as one of the best attorneys in his area of law. I have known Andrew of many years now and he's been instrumental in helping start my own business and a wealth of information whenever I need it. He'll take care of your like family and there's no one I'd rather have on my side than Andrew.


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  • Deborah Lynn Gordon

    I endorse Andrew. He is a conscientious, knowledgeable and talented attorney who works hard for his clients.


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Contact info

600 1st Avenue
Suite 240
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Olmsted Law Group, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyContract Attorney2010 - 2011
Law ClerkThe Supreme Court of Georgia2009 - 2009
InternCouncil of the District of Columbia2008 - 2009
Student AttorneyDistrict of Columbia HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic2008 - 2008
Project AssistantNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaN/AN/A
Mensa InternationalN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USPTO trademark registrations100% successful registration rate
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
College of CharlestonMarine BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar AssociationNuts & Bolts: Ethical out of the Gate2012