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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. He currently teaches employment law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
Mr. Olson has been named to the Minnesota Rising Stars list for his proficient work across the full spectrum litigation.
Obtained settlement in fraudulent-transfer case. (Commercial Litigation)
Obtained settlement for health-care system in breach-of-contract and civil-theft claim against insurance company. (Commercial Litigation)
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment orders and sanctions in consolidated appeals from fraudulent-transfer and quiet-title cases. (Commercial Litigation)
Obtained order for dismissal for health-care provider in civil-rights and tort litigation related to report of medical child abuse.
Defended a health-care system at trial, obtaining a defense jury verdict in a defamation case. (Employment)
Obtained summary judgment for employer in a disability-discrimination case. (Employment)
Obtained settlement in unpaid-commissions case. (Employment)
Obtained summary judgment for health-care system in a public-accommodations case. (Employment)
Obtained summary judgment in premises-liability case. (General Liability)
Obtained order for partial dismissal for health-care provider in civil-rights and tort litigation. (Commercial Litigation)
Represented Fortune 500 Company at trial, obtaining a plaintiff jury verdict in property damage case. (General Liability)
Obtained reversal of summary judgment denial for police officer in civil-rights case. (Municipal Liability)
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment order for health-care provider in a whistleblower case. (Employment)
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of medical-records collector in Minnesota Health Records Act case. (Commercial Litigation)
Obtained affirmance of summary judgment motion in medical-malpractice case. (Medical Malpractice)
Obtained defense verdict in million-dollar breach-of-contract arbitration. (Commercial Litigation)
Honors & Awards