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Kyle C. Olive

Kyle C. Olive

Seattle, Washington
Kyle Olive became a trial lawyer due to a deep-seated desire to help the underdog, the downtrodden and the oppressed. Too often, the hardworking people of Seattle and the Greater Puget Sound find themselves in a David versus Goliath struggle against big corporations, governmental entities and insurance companies. Every day, Seattle personal injury lawyer Kyle Olive fights for a just result on behalf of his clients who have been wronged by corporations, governmental entities and insurance companies. Kyle Olive has not only helped his clients receive large settlements, but also peace of mind and a restoration of faith in our legal system. His service as a Seattle injury lawyer has earned him numerous accolades on both a local and nationwide level, having been named a Rising Star in Washington for the last four consecutive years and a member of the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association. His excellent service is recognized not just by his peers, but also by his clients who have given him a "superb attorney" AVVO rating among personal injury attorneys in Seattle.

Born outside of Chicago, Kyle Olive has spent the last thirty years in the Pacific Northwest and has made his mark in numerous ways in Washington State. Mr. Olive attended Seattle University School of Law as a Presidential Law Scholar, where he earned the CALI Award for both Federal Courts and International Law, served as the Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice and as President of the International Law Society, and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree on the Dean's List. Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Olive clerked for Justice Tom Chambers of the Washington Supreme Court. His commitment to public service also earned him a Pro Bono Public Service Commendation from the Washington State Bar Association.

In addition to pursuing justice for his clients throughout the Seattle-Bellevue metropolitan area and Greater Puget Sound region, Mr. Olive enjoys all the outdoor pleasures the Pacific Northwest has to offer and savors his time away from work as a dad and husband on a small farm on Vashon Island.

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Seattle University of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. cum laude
    • Honors: Faculty Scholar Award Nominee, 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List, 2004
    • Honors: CALI Award – Federal Courts, 2004
    • Honors: CALI Award – Public International Law, 2003
    • Honors: Presidential Law Scholar, 2001
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • Editor, Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 2002-2004

Honors and Awards

  • AVVO Rating 10.0
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Rising Star, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers, 2010 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Seattle University School of Law, International Law Society, President, 2003 - 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2008 - 2010