Our Attorneys

Olson Legacy Law (formerly Eric A. Olson & Associates) has four generations in the practice of law, with almost 40 years of personal experience.

In 1928, A. E. Jonson began the family's practice of law here in the heart of Ballard, with real estate being his specialty. In 1936 his daughter, Bernice Jonson, graduated from law school, joined her father's firm, and then incorporated family law into the firm's practice. In 1977 her son, Eric A. Olson, graduated from law school and joined his mother's firm, where they specialized in family law and estate planning. And then in 2015, Eric's daughter, Ashley E. Olson, herself graduated from law school and joined him. (And, yes, Ashley has a school-age son who is a budding young lawyer.)

Ashley Olson, Family Law and Estate Planning

As a 4th generation family law attorney my entire life has been infused with the principles and best approaches in family law. While I approach each case with care and tact, I have extensive litigation experience and enjoy the dance of litigation. However, my focus always remains on settlement and the best interests of each client.

I approach each case as though it is my own and take a collaborative, future-oriented approach. Ultimately, it is the client who must live with the outcome of a case, and for that reason I expect each client to play an active role in his or her case. I want each client to feel empowered throughout the course of representation, making fully informed decisions as we work towards resolution.

My primary focus is domestic violence, high conflict custody disputes, CIR, and complex financial disputes. However, my first love is child custody, which not many attorneys can say. There is nothing more important than children and custody. I have a tenured background in psychology, and my approach in high conflict cases is unique and widely recognized within the Washington Legal Community. Because of my success in high conflict litigation, I am frequently asked to join cases, and have been invited to speak to both attorneys and our State Legislators about high conflict cases.

Our firm operates like a family and we rely on each other heavily to ensure that each client is represented to our best ability. I am proud of the community we have built at our firm as I believe we are home to some of the most innovative and hard working family law attorneys in our region.

I have a child, who is the center of my world, so I understand the importance of your child and the important role parents play in their child’s life. My son and I enjoy traveling together, trying new adventures, hiking, and a plethora of other activities.

I look forward to working with you to best navigate your situation to find the best outcome for you and your family.

Bianca Connell-Flint, Family Law and Estate Planning

Bianca was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She attended Holy Names Academy, earned her B.A. in Accounting and J.D. from Seattle University.​

Ms. Connell-Flint is a former deputy prosecutor with King County Prosecutor's office and a former assistant city attorney with the City of Seattle. Ms. Connell- Flint’s area of practice was criminal law and litigation.  

She left criminal law in 2022 and shifted her practice area to: probate, estate planning, and family law. ​

Ms. Connell- Flint is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Loren Miller Bar Association, and The LINKS, Incorporated

Emily Staker, Family Law And Complex Civil Litigation

Emily believes that the hallmark of excellent representation is thoughtful and diligent advocacy for the client. Emily graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where she was a Provost Scholar and received awards for Scholastic Excellence. During her time in law school, Emily competed in several national negotiating competitions and ranked nationally with her teammates for several years. Prior to law school, Emily attended Gonzaga University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in Political Science and was a member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Society.

Emily’s approach to family law places the client at the heart of her focus, representing each person holistically and remaining attentive to his or her goals. She strives to make the client feel as protected as possible throughout the course of representation. A firm negotiator, Emily believes that strong and transparent advocacy are essential to success in the context of family law.

Emily was born and raised in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, but her ultimate goal was to live and practice in Seattle. Emily loves enjoying the beautiful scenery that Seattle has to offer and enjoys any and all Northwest sports. In addition to being an attorney, Emily is a NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and has assisted NFL players in securing high-value contracts that protect them throughout their playing career.

Eric A. Olson — (retired)

Our principal Eric Olson is respected for excellent results in his cases and for his compassion in guiding his clients through turbulent times in their lives. Many of his clients come to him through word-of-mouth from previous clients. He truly is one of the good guys.

Eric has been practicing law in Washington since 1977 and is a third-generation lawyer. He graduated with honors from Gonzaga University Law School and earned his BA from Seattle Pacific University.

Eric is a Ballard native and attended public schools in Seattle. He is happily married, the proud father of three daughters, and has two grandchildren. The quintessential Northwesterner, Eric enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing, is a former bow hunter, and enjoys reflecting on the journey of life.

Henry H. Hurley, Sr. — 1967-2013 (retired)