Olson & Zabriskie Inc.

Washington Law Firm Protecting Clients' Rights Since 1980.

Contact Us

Firm Overview

Seeks justice for families and individuals in personal injury, family law, contract issues, and probate cases
The attorneys at Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. have more than 50 years of combined experience representing clients in Montesano, Washington and the surrounding Southwest Washington area including Grays Harbor, Pacific and Thurston Counties. Attorneys, Stephen Olson and Kristine Zabriskie, are experienced trial lawyers intent on obtaining just results for their clients in cases of personal injury, family, contract issues, criminal and probate law. Supported by two experienced paralegals, they have tried hundreds of cases, both jury and non-jury, and have also resolved many cases through negotiated settlements and mediation. Our Lawyers are compassionate, smart, experienced and ready to put their skills to work for you and your family.

Whether litigating or negotiating your case, our attorneys are committed to providing both personal understanding and top-notch legal guidance to you during the most difficult times of your lives. Attorney Kristine Zabriskie is not only an experienced trial attorney but is also a certified mediator with a passion for finding swift, peaceful resolution to clients' cases whenever possible. Attorney Stephen Olson recently sucessfully argued a complex personal injury case to the Washington State Supreme Court and received favorable results for his client that enhance the rights of individuals in insurance claims. He has sucessfully tried cases involving complicated personal injury claims, will contests, dissolution of marriage and criminal and DUI cases.

-Compassionate representation - We understand that our clients' problems are very real and important to them. We have dedicated our practice to personal injury, family law, contract law, and criminal and probate issues. We recognize these cases involve issues that touch our clients' personal lives. Our skills and wealth of experienc enable us to select a legal path that addresses both issues of law and the emotional aspects of each case.

-Proven mediation skills - Attorney Kristine Zabriskie is a certified mediator committed to guiding her clients to dispute resolution that brings peace and order to their lives. Her skills in this area provide greater freedom to choose the best legal path for a particular situation.

-Experienced advocacy - Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. has been helping clients in cases of personal injury, family, criminal, DUI and probate law for more than 30 years. We can identify winning strategies for you by drawing upon our past trial experience and extensive file of case work. We are skilled at negotiation, but we are also prepared to litigate vigorously if necessary to achieve your goals.

Washington firm advocates for clients in cases of personal injury, family, contract law and probate law:
Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. is prepared to represent Washington clients in all cases involving personal injury, family and probate law. If you are embroiled in a custody dispute, struggling to pay your medical bills after a personal injury, administering the estate of loved one, or have a serious legal problem Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. is ready to advocate for you. We focus in the following areas of law:
-Personal Injury
-Family Law
Main Office

Main Office
104 West Marcy Avenue
Montesano  WA  98563

  • 360-249-6174
  • 360-249-6292
Personal Injury
Personal Injury Lawyers in Washington Win Cases for Clients.
Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. helps victims recover for their losses:
The personal injury attorneys at Olson & Zabriskie, Inc. have more than 50 years of combined experience successfully helping injured clients recover just compensation for losses resulting from auto accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, and premises injuries cases.

Seeking just compensation for injuries:
Personal injury claims are brought by victims who suffer physical or psychological injury directly due to another person's negligence. At Olson & Zabriskie, Inc., we employ a practical, professional approach to ensure that our clients obtain full and fair recovery for their injuries, including damages for their past and future medical bills, lost income, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. We use our extensive civil litigation experience, our knowledge about insurance company tactics and our skills at settlement negotiation to obtain the best possible recovery for our clients.

Personalized legal guidance:
At Olson & Zabriskie, Inc., the client's interests are our priority. We provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case, updating you on progress and fully informing you about the legal strategy and recovery options available.

Our attorneys consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. With the help of physicians, trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and accident reconstruction analysts, we are able to negotiate the best possible settlements. At trial, these experts are available to deliver clear, professional testimony to assist the jury in understanding our client's damages.

Protecting your claim:
Washington law provides limitations on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult our experienced personal injury attorneys as soon as possible so your claim is filed within critical statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we help ensure that valuable evidence remains available and witnesses' memories are recorded.

Stephen L. Olson


Areas of practice:
-Personal Injury
-Family Law
-Criminal and DUI

Washington, 1977

J.D., Gonzaga University

Associations & Memberships:
-Grays Harbor County Bar Associaton
-Washington State Bar Associations

Representative Transactions:
-Verdict in Quimby v. City of McCleary in Grays Harbor Superior Court $300,000 reduced to $250,000 for failure to mitigate. Liability determined for violation of the rescue doctrine.

-Marks v. City of Aberdeen for recent favorable sidewalk liability settlement. Filed in the Grays Harbor Superior Court. Settlement of client's claim for city's failure to maintain sidewalks in a reasonably safe condition. Summary Judgment granted by the Court.

-Cedell v Farmers insurance - We fought Farmers in the Washington Supreme Court on the issue of whether Farmers could legally withhold portions of their claim file from Cedell and claim that it was protected by the attorney client privilege. After Stephen Olson argued the case in the Supreme Court the court held that their is a presumption that the attorney client privilege does not apply and that the sanctions imposed against Farmers at the trial court level were upheld. See Cedell v Farmers Insurance Company decided February 21st 2013.
  • Gonzaga University
    Juris Doctorate

Kris Zabriskie


Areas of Practice:
-Personal Injury
-Family Law

Washington State Bar, 1988

-J. D., Seattle University
-B. S., Public Administration & Political Science, University of North Dakota

minor in French

Associations & Memberships:
-Grays Harbor County Bar Association
-Washington State Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Family Law)

Training & Certifications:
-Advanced Mediation Training, Family Mediation Training Dispute Resolution Center
  • Seattle University
    Juris Doctorate