Olivia Wotman

Olivia Wotman

  • Oregon, Washington
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Summary

Olivia Wotman is a member of the Oregon and Washington bars. She graduated at the top of her class, magna cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law and received her B.A. in psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara. While at Gonzaga, Olivia earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for receiving the highest grades in Legal Research and Writing I, II and Advanced Legal Research, among other distinct honors.

While in law school, Olivia was very active in the community, serving in a number of leadership roles, including President of the Student Organization of Victims Advocacy and Student Representative of the WSBA’s Juvenile Law Section. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings. Olivia remains active in the community by volunteering at St. Andrew Legal Clinic, and serving as a Director of HeartSoul Horses Helping Humans.

Practice Emphasis

Prior to joining the firm, Olivia was a judicial extern for the Honorable Rosanna Malouf Peterson in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington. Later on, she practiced employment and labor law in Washington and Oregon, which provided extensive experience in legal research, writing, and oral advocacy. Olivia understands the importance of collaboration and resolving challenges in an effective and timely manner. Her prior experience as a CASA and navigating tenuous labor relationships solidified her ability to handle emotionally charged issues while providing the necessary support to her clients.

Personal

Olivia enjoys spending time with her family, horseback riding, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Education

J.D. (2017), Gonzaga University School of Law

B.A. (2013), University of California Santa Barbara

Education
Gonzaga University
J.D. (2017) | Law
Honors: magna cum laude, CALI Excellence
Activities: While in law school, Olivia was very active in the community, serving in a number of leadership roles, including President of the Student Organization of Victims Advocacy and Student Representative of the WSBA’s Juvenile Law Section. She also volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in dependency proceedings. Olivia remains active in the community by volunteering at St. Andrew Legal Clinic, and serving as a Director of HeartSoul Horses Helping Humans.
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University of California - Santa Barbara
B.A. (2013) | Psychology
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Professional Experience
Contract Attorney
Angeli Law Group
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Associate Attorney
Public Safety Labor Group
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Independent Contractor
Yturbide Law, PC
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Research Assistant
Gonzaga University School of Law
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Reference Desk Assistant
Chastek Library
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Law Clerk
Piskel Yahne Kovarik, PLLC
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Judicial Extern
District Court of Spokane County, Washington
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Legal Intern
Unemployment Law Project
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Resource Developer
Tri-Counties Regional Center
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Certifications
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Spokane County Juvenile Court
Awards
Pro Bono Distinction
Gonzaga University School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Legal Research
Gonzaga University School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research & Writing II
Gonzaga University School of Law
CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Research & Writing I
Gonzaga University School of Law
Professional Associations
Oregon State Bar # 174923
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association # 53885
Member
Current
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Gonzaga Journal of International Law
Associate Editor (2015-2016); Symposium Editor (2016-2017)
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Washington State Bar Association - Juvenile Law Section
Gonzaga University School of Law's Student Representative
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Student Organization of Victims Advocacy (SOVA)
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oregon
Oregon State Bar
ID Number: 174923
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 53885
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Additional Practice Areas
  • Divorce, Separations, Annulments
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Contempt
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Websites & Blogs
Website
Zimmer Bond Fay & Overlund
Blog
Divorce Attorneys in Portland
Contact & Map
Zimmer Family Law
680 Umpqua Bank Plaza
One SW Columbia Street
Portland, OR 97258
USA
Telephone: (503) 295-6191