Kevin D. O'Leary

Kevin D. O'Leary: Attorney with Law Offices of Kevin D. O'Leary, PLLC AV stamp icon


Recognized as one of the top 20 personal injury lawyers in Seattle (Expertise, 2018)

Mr. O’Leary has had his own law practice for over 18 years. Prior to that, he was a Partner in the international business firm, Williams, Woolley, Cogswell, Nakazawa & Russell LLP. He has represented individuals to global Fortune 500 companies and has practiced in California and Washington.

In addition to private practice, Mr. O’Leary has served as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney for the State of Connecticut, prosecuting criminal appeals, a Litigation Attorney for Shell Oil Company, handling both inland and offshore oil rig accidents and environmental matters, and Counsel to the Senate Constitutional Law Committee of the Maryland Senate during the 1984 Legislative Session, where he assisted in working on Maryland’s first Lemon Law and other legislation.

During law school, Mr. O’Leary served as an Extern Law Clerk for Hon. Rita C. Davidson, Associate Judge (Dec.) on Maryland’s Court of Appeals, Maryland’s Highest Court. He also served as a Law Clerk with the Customs Branch of the U.S. Department of the Treasury on smuggling issues.

Mr. O’Leary is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell Corporation, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical conduct awarded. He also holds a “Superb” (highest) rating with AVVO, and was ranked in the top 10 solo practice corporate lawyers in Los Angeles by CitySpur “Best of LA” (2009). He received a “Special Recognition Award” for litigation at Shell Oil Company.

Mr. O’Leary has always been active in the legal community, and has served as a volunteer Arbitrator with the Long Beach branch of the Los Angeles Superior Court, and as volunteer Settlement Officer with the U.S. District Court, Central District (Los Angeles).

Mr. O’Leary is a volunteer with United Way and the Head Start reading program.

When not practicing, Mr. O’Leary can usually be found out on Puget Sound on “Allegro,” his Cape Dory sailboat.

Areas of Practice (60)

  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic injuries
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Automotive Products Liabiility
  • Bicylce Accidents
  • Bicylce Products Liabiility
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Breach of Warranty
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Chemical Explosion
  • Chemical Products Liability
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Elevator Liability
  • Engineering Products Liability
  • Environmental Products Liability
  • Escalator Liability
  • Firearms Litigation
  • Flammable Fabrics
  • Food Products Liability
  • Head Injury
  • Heart Device Litigation
  • Heavy Equipment Products Liability
  • Inadequate Security
  • Industrial Products Liability
  • Manufacturers Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Products Liability
  • Negligent Security
  • Office Equipment Products Liability
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Premises Security
  • Private Security Litigation
  • Product Defects
  • Product Failure
  • Product Safety
  • Product Warning Labels
  • Products liability
  • Recreational Products Liability
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Subway Accidents
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Unintended Acceleration
  • Whiplash

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-686-8374  Phone
(425) 419-4873  Phone
(206) 795-8992  Cell Phone
(425) 949-7941  Fax
University Attended:
Middlebury College, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
International Institute, Madrid, Spain, 1978; Georgetown University, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, District of Columbia; 2011, Oregon; 1987, California; 2014, Washington; 1984, Connecticut; 2012, New Mexico
Burbank, Glendale, Los Angeles County and Connecticut (Secretary, Committee on Professional Ethics, 1985-1986) Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; State Bar of California; Oregon State Bar; Irish American Bar Association.
English and Spanish
Birth Information:
San Francisco, California, December 25, 1956
Reported Cases:
State of Connecticut v. Willie Milledge, 8 Conn. App. 119; 511 A.2d 366 (1986); In re General Dynamics Asbestos Cases, 602 F. Supp. 497 (D. Conn. 1984); United States Brewers Association v. Healy, 532 F. Supp. 1312 (D.Conn.1982); Jones v. PepBoys, 980 F. Supp. 327 (C.D. Cal. 1997); Lewinter v. Genmar Industries, Inc. (1994) 26 Cal. App. 4th 1214, 1224.

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Seattle, Washington

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