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Eric Arthur Olson

Estate planning Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1977
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Eric A. Olson & Associates P.S.
1734 NW Market St
Seattle, WA, 98107-5224

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Posted by Darin | April 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally caring service
Eric has help my elderly 88 year old Mother through some very challenging legal matters. My Mother is kind and gentle but she cannot hear very well, so she will talk over you. Eric has been very patient kind and caring, helping her and explaining to her all the legal matters and documents. She had a Living trust over her property that she didn't remember having and she had lost the documents. Eric did extensive research, created new documents, and helped her get her property back into her personal hands so that her Will could be effective. He helped her and the family with her will, and POA's for healthcare and her estate, which has 6 beneficiaries. Eric even came over to her house on his day off, with a witness to help my Mom sign her documents, and spent time talking and listening to her. Recently Eric helped my Mom to get out of 2 predatory timeshares in Hawaii that she hasn't been able to use for 10 years. He did the extensive research and found these Living trusts (in Hawaii), and arranged to meet my Mom in his Parking lot, in our truck to sign the documents. This was at the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic. Eric brought two associates to witness her signing the documents. They all showed alot of patience with my Mom. Eric has the best, most kind and caring service that one can find. I believe he is the most unselfish and caring Attorney anywhere. I wholeheartedly recommend Eric as the best Attorney out there for Estate matters. Sincerely, Darin H.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Professional, prompt, great listener, alert to issues and personal needs
Eric was relaxed and friendly in demeanor while drawing up a will and supporting documents. He listened and explained clearly. He was alert to legal issues and asked for input. He was ready and done when he said he would be done. Professional experience with a very nice man. He enjoys his work! And his charges were very reasonable.
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Posted by Susan | April 9, 2018
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Eric is a great lawyer. He listens. He is kind. He knows what he is doing. He is prompt about responding to questions, phone calls, emails. I hired him to probate my mother's will. He quickly and efficiently did the work needed, and charged a very reasonable amount for the work. I definitely would hire him again; in fact, I plan to ask him to prepare a will for me. And I have referred three clients to him since I hired him, because I value his ethics and the quality of his work.
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Posted by Eve | March 3, 2016
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Always There For Us
Eric provided outstanding service to my family. He always took the time to listen and address our concerns, via phone calls and emails. He and his assistant, Jocelyn, demonstrated compassion and patience during a very difficult time with my mother, who resides in Seattle. My sibling and I are out of state; Eric assisted us from afar, helping to manage my mother's affairs from a distance. He was extremely responsive, guiding, advising, and creating required documents. What a pleasure to know lawyers such as Eric are out there for us.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2015
Eric A. Olson, Family Law Attorney Recommendation
Eric A. Olson, Family Law Practice, attorney probated a family member's Will. He kept the process understandable and easy. The estate is settled and I have every confidence that it is correct. Eric's Office was business like, friendly and efficient. I, therefore, highly recommend others to his Family Law Practice.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2014
Compliments to an outstanding attorney - Eric Arthur Olson
Mr. Olson has proved to be an outstanding and helpful attorney to us. We have had personal documents prepared by him, only after he spent a good amount of time meeting with us. We found him to be patient, professional in our dealing with him. We had a perplexing issue we could not resolve for over a year. Thanks to the advice Mr. Olson dispersed to us, we were able to resolve this issue in less than one-half hour. To say that the weight lifted from our shoulders was enormous is an understatement. His staff is extremely helpful as well. We will continue to utilize Mr. Olson's expertise in the future.
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Posted by Dan M Gallagher | June 21, 2013
Made it through 2 divorces with sanity intact.
Eric has guided me through two divorces and through both I have managed to stay friends with both of my ex-wife’s. I attribute a good portion of this to the way that Eric guides through what is for anyone a very emotional process. Eric also is the type of level headed person you want handling your case he deals both the emotions and is very aware of the financial burden a protracted divorce can bring to bear on his client. He does not rack up costs unless it has a very defined role in bring the case to its conclusion. Hopefully I won't need Eric’s services as a divorce lawyer again but I have also used him for other legal matters he is a great resource to have when you need him.
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Posted by Judith | May 1, 2013
Fabulous Lawyer
Eric was fabulous; compassionate, intelligent, understanding and a great advocate for me throughout my divorce! Jocelyn, his assistant did a fabulous job as well. Both were very responsive, caring, ethical and complete. I would highly recommend Eric and his team!
Posted by Don | April 13, 2013
I recommend Eric Olson.
I recommend Eric Olson, his personal approach to an untimely request, days before our wedding, was a refreshing and caring example of lawyering at it's best. I hope to never use his services again, but if I do I won't hesitate to call on him. I will suggest Eric to anybody that wants great legal service.
Posted by Ruth | August 15, 2012
The Pacific Northwest's best divorce attorney!
Eric and his team (including his daughter Ashley who is starting law school) did a fabulous job handling my case. He is highly intellegent and helped me strategize a separation and property settlement agreement that was right on! Thank you Eric and Ashley!
Posted by Cheryl | August 12, 2011
Best Lawyer in Seattle
Eric is one of the "Good Guys." He fought for me throughout a really hard time in my life, did the research, and got me a settlement that I was really happy with. I'd recommend him to anyone. Thanks Eric for all the great work!
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Olson & Hurley, PLLC
  • 1978 - Present


  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Cum Laude
  • Gonzaga Law School
  • 1977

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Eric and I have worked on several cases together. He is what one should look for in an attorney - he's smart; he knows the law; he 's a forceful advocate; and his work shows how much he cares for his client. Eric has two more qualities that are rare and invaluable - perspective and integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a highly experienced, seasoned family law lawyer who I recommend without reservation. I have referred a number of clients to Eric for family law help and without exception, every client has made the effort to get back to me and thank me for the referral. My take from these clients is that Eric is the kind of lawyer who really listens to his clients and is able, in most instances, to craft a reasonable, practical settlement that saves both parties an enormous amount in attorney fees. Kudos to Eric!"
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"As many others have said, Erik is one of the "good guys." He is also a great employer who is extremely professional, compassionate, and ethical in his practice of law. He is also an effective mentor who discovers his employees' talents, allowing them to flourish. He also talks great care and time in teaching his employees to think of new ways of approaching the law, so as to help clients in the best possible way. Family law is a very tough and emotional area of law. But Eric makes it much less painful and even rewarding for employees and clients alike."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is an excellent lawyer in our field. He is a pleasure to work with. Eric is very good at thinking of creative methods to solve complex family law issues."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a hard working attorney who is extremely knowledgeable in our field. I am confident in his ability to represent clients I refer to his firm."
Family Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Eric is humorous, empathetic, and always in control of the legal issues that his clients are facing. I would not hesitate to recommend Eric for any dissolution-- whether friendly or "messy.""
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Seattle Estate planning Lawyer Eric Arthur Olson
Eric Arthur Olson
Estate planning Attorney
Seattle, WA