|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2001|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Securities Dealers||Certified Arbitrator||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Acadamy of Elder Law Attorneys||Past President - Washington Chapter (2002)||N/A|
|Washington Bar News, Elder Law Section||Will Repository||2002|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Washington -Seattle||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
|WSTLA Nursing Home Litigation||Getting Fair Value for an Elderly Person’s Life||2006|
|Vulnerable Adult Symposium||TEDRA and Other Civil Remedies||2002|
|Annual Convention: Luvera Seminar||District Court Hell||1998|
|NAELA Institute||Litigating Retroactive Lien Recovery (With Class?)||1997|
Posted by Bob
Mike Olver did an excellent job representing me on my parents estate. He knew the law extremely well and was able to apply it my situation. There were several challenges from family members, but Mike was able to help me administer the Trust Agreement per the wishes of my parents.
Posted by Mark
We were involved in a dispute with a family member over the distribution of a loved ones estate. We were referred to Michael's firm, Helsell Fetterman, by coworkers (also attorneys). The first person we spoke with and explained our situation to said, "You need a bulldog. I've got just the guy". Enter Michael Olver.
Michael was quick to identify the basis for our claim and let us know quickly that we had a strong argument that happens to be one of the many things he lectures on regularly.
With a few strongly worded letters and a call with the other parties attorney we were quickly offered the fair settlement we originally asked for.
Without Michaels deep knowledge of estate law we may have been mired in months of back and forth offers and possibly costly litigation.
Regardless of the outcome (even thought we "won") I feel that Michael and team would have done everything possible and explored every option before giving up.
I have all confidence in Michael and would highly refer him to anyone. Thank you, Michael, for your professionalism and expertise.
Posted by Fran & Matt
Mike's experience and expertise were key to guiding a potentially messy will dispute to a resolution that was highly favorable for us. He achieved this in an efficient and cost effective way. The results he obtained exceeded our expectations. Mike took time to understand our concerns, and clearly explained strategies and options each step of the way. We felt very confident in his advice. He brought dignity, wisdom and humor to a challenging situation. He has an excellent support team, and we're grateful to have had him on our team through a significant life event.
Lynn St. Louis, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Michael Olver has been an Elder Law colleague of mine for many years. I have personal knowledge of his expertise, competence and compassion. I highly recommend Michael to any potential client needing representation in Elder Law matters.