Kristin G. Olson
Practice Emphasis and Experience
  • Commercial/Construction Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Contested Guardianships
  • Personal Injury
Kristin is an experienced trial lawyer with excellent negotiation skills. Her clients appreciate her common sense approach to their problems and her dedication to resolving disputes. Opposing lawyers respect Kristin’s abilities and her professionalism and frequently refer clients to her. Kristin has successfully prosecuted and defended civil cases in both state and federal courts in Washington, including two significant First Amendment cases in U.S. District Court and a significant win in the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals.

Education
  • University of Washington, B.S. 1971, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1991
Bar Leadership and Community Involvement
  • President, Washington State Bar Foundation, 2006-2008 (Trustee 2006-2009)
  • WSBA Board of Governors, 2003-2006
  • King County Bar Association, Board of Trustees, 2000-2002
  • President, East King County Bar Association, 1999 (Trustee 1993-1998)
  • ACT Theatre, Board of Trustees, 1996-2008
  • President, Kirkland Performance Center 2013 (Trustee 2008-2013)
Admission to Practice
  • Washington – 1991
  • U.S. District Courts - Western (1992), Eastern (2002)
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals - 1998
  • United States Supreme Court - 1998