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Jamie Anna Olivares

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Olympia, WA

4.9   34 reviews

also known as Jamie Anna Nervik

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jamie

Learn Jamie’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Social Security & Disability
    100%
    Social Security Disability Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Veterans' Disability

    15 years

I worked at Elie Halpern & Associates, PLLC, for almost 16 years collectively as a legal assistant, non-attorney representative, office manager, and attorney before acquiring the firm in 2017 (now known as Halpern Olivares PLLC). I was mentored for many years by Elie Halpern, the former owner of the firm, and gleaned significant experience from working with him. Elie Halpern retired from the practice of law June 19, 2023.

I am a sustaining member of NOSSCR and NOVA as well as a member of the Thurston County Bar Association. I will work tirelessly and diligently to secure the disability benefits you deserve. I take pride in proactively and thoroughly developing my clients' cases, keeping clients informed and explaining the complex disability process to clients in layman's terms.

In my free time, I like to give back to my community by volunteering at the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services' legal clinics. I enjoy traveling, running and spending time with my family.

I would be honored to assist you in your claim. Please feel free to give me a call to schedule a free consultation!

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Location

Halpern Olivares PLLC
1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
Building 17
Olympia, WA, 98502

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Ninja | April 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jamie Olivares and her staff were very professional, responsive, and understanding.
I was very worried about finding a lawyer to help me through the SSDI process. With my disability condition, I didn't know what to expect. They were very clear as to what they wanted me to do and what information to provide. Thanks to Jamie and her team, I just got awarded SSDI! Thank you Jamie!
Posted by Rick | February 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
From our family to yours. Jamie and her team rate well above 5 stars.
Jamie and her team have been assisting members of our family for 5+ years. We have never been disappointed. My brother hired Jamie to represent him with his disability claim. Jamie and her team performed flawlessly. He was approved. I did not think twice about hiring Jamie when my 25 year old disabled son needed representation for his claim. He was approved. Of course, I have hired Jamie to represent me with my disability claim. I overthink everything and I always have questions. The office team has been patient with me and wonderful to work with, I appreciate knowing with confidence that I can relax and go about my life knowing that I have true, skilled professionals handling my claim. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Chris | February 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and compassionate
I walked away from my first meeting with Jamie Olivares feeling confident that she would represent me well. And she did not disappoint. Jamie and her team were in constant contact with me through the whole Social Security process. I am so thankful for Jamie's assistance in receiving my claim.
Posted by Crystal | December 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Competence, compassion and completion of a difficult case
5 stars is inadequate to express skill, ability and compassion Jamie and her team give to their clients! My case was a difficult one and they helped me put it all together, every step of the way. I lost the first time with a firm out of state. They didn't put a tenth of effort in to my case that Jamie and her team did. Great communication with her and the team. Always kind and helpful. Available for questions and they go the extra effort to get the job done in a most pleasant way. Forever grateful for Jamie and her team. If you need help with your case, this is the place to be!!! There are not words enough to elucidate my gratitude at the kindness and competence if this lawyer and her team! Thank you so very much!
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Posted by Nicholas | November 5, 2022
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SSDI claim representation
I have waited over 4 years to write this review. This is how long it took us to reach a favorable decision for SSDI, and every step of the way was met with my best interests. This firm is comprised of some the best legal professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jamie and her colleagues have gone the extra mile to achieve what we thought was almost impossible. Right from day one, she informed me that she would not take on a case she didn't think she could win, and I respected that outlook. If you need help with social security or veterans disability, this is the place to come for all your legal needs. Thank you again for sticking it out and changing my families lives.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2022
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Highly recommended
I am happy to let everyone know that Jamie Olivares and her team were exactly what I needed for help with my SS claim. They were thorough, organized, and took time to listen carefully. They were compassionate during what was a very stressful time for me. My claim was settled in my favor and I do not think this would have been the case without their help. Jamie amazed me with her clear and accurate presentation of my case to the judge, and it is this that made all the difference. Filing for Social Security Disability is a very difficult and time-consuming process. I highly recommend you reach out to "Halpern Olivares" as soon as you can for a consultation. 
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Posted by Lisa | June 11, 2022
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Best at her job
Jamie and her team were so very helpful. They fought for me so hard and were always honest with me. They kept me informed all the way through the process and were very helpful. I would recommend them to anyone who asked. They don't give up if they feel that you should win.
Posted by Robin | May 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly, Informative, Successful
I honestly expected this whole debacle to go on for years but I guess I got the best, because Jamie Olivares got me my approval for SS quickly. They were always direct, courteous, and knowledgeable of the whole process. Their fees were all reasonable and it was refreshing to finally relax while someone else did the dirty work. 11/10, would totally hire again, but let’s hope I don’t have to.
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Posted by Lindsay | February 11, 2022
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Excellent attorney and staff!
If not for Jamie and her team, I could not have won my case. She and her staff kept me informed throughout my lengthy battle to get my case approved, and were very reassuring, even when things seemed bleak. I highly recommend this law firm, they do go above and beyond expectations. To say I’m grateful would be an understatement.
Posted by Carlos | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jamie works hard for your benefits
I hired Jamie for my SSD claim after 2 denials from SSA. She got us a hearing with a judge for his appeal. We had to wait about 9 months due to the pandemic for the hearing. My meetings with her were easy as she knew what details to ask me. She was very ready with all the case details and brought up many issues to the judge and occupational specialist they provided. Three months later we got the notice that I won my case. Without Jamie's help I would not have won his case. Thank you Jamie for what you do to help people with social security disabilities. I recommend her services without a doubt!
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Posted by Allen Key | January 6, 2022
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Allen Key
After almost 13 years of fighting for my SSID. I hired Jamie. And she was amazing. She fight extremely hard for me. And at the end we finally won. This is after several other attorneys failed. Thank you so much.
Posted by Marv | December 21, 2021
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First Class
Jamie and her entire office was always very professional, they answered all of my question in a thotough timely manner. Jamie's assistant, Katie is a true Rock Star. Thanks again for helping me with my settlement.
Posted by Misty | September 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Call Jamie Now! You won't regret it!
We couldn't have won without Jamie and her team. Our file was a nightmare from 2 prior attornies and our direct filing with Social Security even though everything I provided was complete and organized. They straightened everything out, fought hard, kept us informed through everything, were very professional and encouraging.
Posted by Karen | August 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie and Staff are incredible
While waiting for determination on SSA Disability I contacted Jamie. They took over all of the details and managed what I could not do. All this during the COVID restrictions. They put everything together and handled all the details. So glad they were there to help.
Posted by Darrell C | July 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie Olivares is great!
Before I ever applied for SSDI I called and talked to Jamie, she took the time to explain what I needed to do, she advised me if I get denied then to call her back and she would help. I was and I did, Jamie and her office put in all the heavy lifting and work. After witnessing my wife and her issues with a different Attorney, and her six years in the appeals process, I was skeptical and ready for the long-haul. But only after a year, I was approved without a hearing. This firm and especially Jamie Olivares and her team.. my stress in all areas are 100% better. She definitely delivered everything and more than she said. You would be a fool if you did not have these folks on your team and in your corner. Thank you Jamie, Megan, and others. You guys rock!
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Posted by Sheryl | May 1, 2021
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I was denied Social Security disability and hired Jamie to assist me with an appeal. She did an amazing job. Her office kept me informed throughout the entire long process and took care of all the details of gathering relevant work and medical documentation needed to advocate for my case. The administrative hearing went really well, and she posed excellent questions for me to respond to in order to show the full picture of my health. My disability was subsequently approved, and I can now breathe a sigh of relief. I was very impressed with her expertise and professionalism.
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Posted by Dot | December 15, 2020
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SSDI
I contacted the office of Halpern Olivares in 2019 as my disability case was lingering since 2015. My case was stagnant in another state. I contacted Jamie Olivares and she resubmitted my application which was approved. I appreciate her encouragement and her tenacity in advocating for me. She and all those that she works with were consistent, reliable and knowledgeable in regards to my case, and facilitated a positive outcome in a complicated process.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2020
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Jamie Olivares got me SSI from a very strict judge
A therapist recommended Elie Halpern & Associates for my SSI appeal, after my previous attorney dropped my case. Elie Halpern told me my case was definitely strong enough. We went through the appeals council and the circuit court and finally got a second hearing with a judge who had a 12% approval rate for disability cases. Jamie Olivares' handling of my case got me the SSI benefits I genuinely needed. She's a miracle worker.
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Posted by Sarah | September 29, 2020
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Outstanding legal representative
Jamie was an organized, compassionate, professional and diligent Legal representative at every turn. Under her representation I was successfully approved for SS Disability benefits!!!!! It was clear that she truly cared about my well being and went out of her way to support me as I navigated through this challenging experience. Her or her staff were readily available every time I called with questions/concerns while my case was being prepared. Her office took care of every arduous detail so I didn’t have to worry. And Jamie is very affordable. They only charge 25% of SS back-pay awarded IF the case is approved, so there is no financial risk to the client and the monthly stipend is not affected. This small fee was well worth every cent. I can’t recommend her enough!
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Posted by Michael | April 20, 2020
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Above and beyond
Words could not express gratitude for Jamie. I was surprisingly dropped from a law firm before I found Jamie. She gave me hope and encouragement when all seemed lost. It took 5 years of fighting and I couldn't have done that without her expertise. I appreciate her helping me with my case. It was certainly worth the wait in the the end. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart Jamie and staff.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Halpern Olivares PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Elie Halpern & Associates
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Certified Non-Attorney Representative
  • Elie Halpern & Associates
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Paralegal
  • Elie Halpern & Associates
  • 2001 - 2009
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Education

  • Evergreen State College
  • N/A
  • South Puget Sound Community College
  • N/A
  • Washington State Law Clerk Program
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Organization of Veterans' Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Thurston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
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Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Bench-Bar CLE on Social Security Appeals Practice
  • Overview of Cases at the Administrative Level
  • 2022
  • TCVLS
  • Social Security Disability and SSI Disability
  • 2014
  • NALS
  • Social Security Disability Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
Endorse Jamie
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An outstanding and compassionate attorney, who is very thorough."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamie is a skilled and well experienced attorney who is truly committed to her clients."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jamie is a great colleague and an experienced, diligent attorney. I regularly seek her out for advice and suggestions."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jamie is a wonderful attorney and person. She has the dedication and experience to help clients through the social security disability process."
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