COVID-19 Update – Our office is open.
Amid the rapid progression of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the disruptions it has caused, HIP Law Firm is committed to continue providing the essential legal services necessary to protect the interests of our clients and community and will remain open for business. Please note, however, some staff will be working from home from time to time. Accordingly, there may be slight delays completing some projects and in responding to your communications, but we promise to be as diligent as ever in meeting your legal needs. Urgent in person appointments are available, however, non-essential client meetings will be conducted over the phone or via video conferencing. Client payments can be made on our website at
Our lobby hours during this time are 9:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday.

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Erik R. Olsen
  • Partner


Kent, WA





Erik enjoys his practice of personal injury litigation, with an emphasis in motor vehicle accidents, and working alongside Greg Girard in criminal defense. Additionally, Erik handles all traffic infraction cases and has been very successful in his handling of hundreds of traffic matters.

Erik graduated with honors from the University of Washington in 2007 with a BA in philosophy, and received his JD from Gonzaga University School of Law, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  During his time at Gonzaga Law, Erik served as the Developmental Committee Chair and an Associate Editor for Gonzaga’s Law Review and was awarded 3L Associate Editor of the year.  Erik was also an associate editor for Gonzaga’s Journal of International Law. During his 3L year, Erik worked in Gonzaga’s University Legal Assistance, a non-profit clinical law program providing pro bono services to the local community.

Erik will be serving as the Vice President for the South King County Bar Association and he is also a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Association for Justice and the King County Bar Association. 

Erik is relishing in the beginnings of his career and serving the local community. Erik has been involved with assisting Kentwood high school’s mock trial team and is also a mentor in the Communities in School program in the Kent School District. In his free time, Erik enjoys watching football, playing sports, reading, grilling and theatre.

Areas Of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Traffic Defense
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2010


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Washington
    • B.A. in Philosophy - 2007
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Minor: Political Science
  • Highline Community College
    • Associates Degree - 2005
  • Kentwood High School