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David Raphael Olan

Personal injury Attorney at Santa Monica, CA

4.7   3 reviews

also known as David Olan

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Motor vehicle, truck, bicycle, train accidents; premises liability; construction accidents; defective products; injuries resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, burns.

  2. Insurance
    Represents people whose insurance companies are acting in bad faith.

  3. Wrongful death
    Represents the families of people who have suffered a wrongful death.

I believe the success I have achieved for my clients comes from my passion for family, for life, and for fairness. I know that the injuries my clients have suffered effects them and their families, causing emotional, physical, and financial pain because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, a corporation, or a governmental entity. Too often the responsible party refuses to acknowlege what my clients have suffered, and the injured party is met with an army of lawyers whose goal is to hurt them once again by refusing to compensate them. It gives me great pleasure to represent people who have been hurt at no fault of their own and to use all my legal education, talent, and experience to ensure that they receive justice.


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4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Lawrence | November 5, 2012
Personal Injury Cycling Case
I just want to give a HUGE shout out to David Olan and Olan Law for really stepping up to the plate with my personal injury case. David has been directly working with me and handling my unfortunate accident I had about 2 months ago when a car took a right turn into me as I was going south through the intersection on Pico and Ocean. Thanks to Olan Law I'm getting the proper medical attention necessary and fair compensation for my damaged bike. If you guys ever have any accident whether it's on your bike or in your car David is definitely the guy to call. He's 24/7 and no case is too small. It's great having an attorney on our side especially knowing how dangerous our sport is. Below is his website and contact info. Please keep it for reference.
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Posted by Shayna | November 1, 2011
Excellent Santa Monica Personal Injury Attorney
Numerous other attorneys turned down my case. David Olan not only took my personal injury case, but he got me an outstanding settlement.
Posted by Larry | October 23, 2013
Olan Law=Results
In all honesty working with David has changed my view of attorneys in a good way. He listened to me, showed compassion and in my opinion his work in the court room is unequaled. This was a stressful situation for me and he and his staff did their best to answer all my questions. In the end everything worked out and I feel I couldn't have been represented any better.
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1989
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Product Liability
  • $8+ Settlement
  • Construction Accident
  • $2.9 Million Settlement
  • Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $1.5 Million Settlement
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  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2011 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Association of Surfing Lawyers
  • Founder and Board Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Board of Governors
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Board of Governors
  • 1997 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • American Law & Politics
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • American Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • American Law and Politics
  • 2010
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Law and Polictics
  • 2009
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Law and Politics
  • 2008
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Law and Politics
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Dave Olan for many years. We have both served as officers and trustees of the Santa Monica Bar Association. I've referred several clients to him with excellent results. I know him to be highly ethical and an awesome advocate for his clients. I had the privilege of serving as an Expert Witness re: rent control law in a very interesting case he handled. I enthusiastically endorse Dave Olan. I respect, admire, and trust him. I've been practicing law in LA since 1993 and have "seen it all"."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Olan sets the bar high for how attorneys should work with and help their client receive justice and compensation. He is compassionate, aggressive and wins. I strongly endorse David as one of the best practicing attorneys I know."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fantastic attorney. Knows the industry in and out."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met David while I was working with his father, Ben, who was a very well respected trial lawyer in the community. David was in law school at the time. He impressed me then as a fine young man who was very thoughtful, considerate, compassionate, and intelligent and who was focused on becoming the best attorney he could be. He certainly has realized his great potential. He is now an accomplished trial lawyer who cares deeply about his clients and fights hard for them. David is also a leader in the legal community in that he heads the firm he founded and he is active in bar association activities. I highly recommend and endorse him."
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Santa Monica Personal injury Lawyer David Raphael Olan
David Raphael Olan
Personal injury Attorney
Santa Monica, CA
Licensed for 34 years
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