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






Erik enjoys a broad range of practice areas including personal injury cases (motor vehicle), criminal defense (misdemeanors), and representing Homeowners’ Associations. Additionally, Erik works all traffic infraction cases for the firm and has been very successful in his handling of over 1,000 traffic hearings. Erik also occasionally works as a Judge Pro Tem and previously served as Commissioner for the Kent Municipal Court. 

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 serves on numerous boards including the South King County Bar Association (president 2013-14), the Rotary Club of Kent (president 2019-20), and was formerly on the Board of Governors for the Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 2015-17. Erik enjoys serving his local community through the Rotary Club of Kent and mentoring high school students in the Communities in School Kent Program.

In his free time, Erik enjoys rock climbing, running, football, tabletop games, grilling, and theatre.

Areas Of Practice

  • Homeowner's Association
  • Personal Injury (Motor Vehicle)
  • Criminal Defense (Misdemeanors)
  • Traffic Defense

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