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Mr. Olson is a commercial and employment litigator with a record of successfully trying, arbitrating, and mediating a variety of disputes. He represents clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations to individuals.
Mr. Olson has a track-record of securing favorable resolutions toward the early stages of litigation. He has won several jury trials when settlement was not feasible. And he has achieved both affirmances and reversals from state and federal appellate courts when district court results have been challenged on appeal. In addition, Mr. Olson also regularly counsels and trains employers and other lawyers on a variety of employment matters, including discrimination and harassment laws, leave and accommodation issues, and non-competes and restrictive covenants.
Mr. Olson has been recognized as a Rising Star for his proficient work across the full spectrum litigation.
Post v. Allina Health Sys., No. 27-16-CV-7900 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. 2017) (defended a health care system at trial, obtaining a defense jury verdict in a defamation case). (Employment)
James R Brown, as the Trustee of the Therese Brown Jensen Trust, and M. J. Scott Company v. Russell James Jensen, Jr. and Silvanesti, Inc., No. 02-CV-16-594 (Anoka Cnty. Minn. 2016). (Commercial Litigation)
Zahra Nooh v. Twin Cities Int'l Elementary Sch., No. 27-CV-15-17548 (Hennepin Cnty. Minn. 2016). (Employment)
Petition of Russell James Jensen, Jr. for Revocation of Deed, No. 02-CV-15-716 (Anoka Cnty. Minn., 2016). (Real Estate Litigation)
Patricia Freeman v. Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC, No. 86-CV-14-3374 (Wright Cnty. Minn. 2015). (General Liability)
Russell James Jensen, Jr., Park Dev. Corp., St. Clair Properties, Inc., and Tyrus Land Co. v. Therese Brown Jensen and James R. Brown, No. 02-CV-15-623 (Anoka Cnty. Minn. 2015). (Real Estate Litigation)
Unity Healthcare, Inc. v. County of Hennepin, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167803 (D. Minn. 2014). (Commercial Litigation)
Costco Wholesale Corp. v. Timothy John Kissner, No. 55-CV-13-4785 (Olmsted Cnty. Minn. 2014). (General Liability)
Meehan v. Thompson, 763 F.3d 936 (8th Cir. 2014). (Municipal Liability)
Quam v. St. Francis Health Serv. of Morris, 2014 WL 2565657 (Minn. App. June 9, 2014). (Employment)
Larson v. Northwestern Mut. Life Ins. Co., 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1019 (Minn. App. 2013). (Commercial Litigation)
Uram v. Nipper, 2013 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 686 (Minn. App. 2013). (Medical Malpractice)
Lyzhoft v. Waconia Farm Supply, 2013 WL 3368832 (Minn. App. July 8, 2013). (General Liability)
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