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A compassionate fighter, Christina J. Oleson’s practice focuses on criminal defense. No matter the charge her clients are facing, she always does everything in her power to ensure that they get the best possible outcome. Since 2011, Ms. Oleson has assisted and rigorously represented clients facing infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Ms. Oleson has obtained favorable outcomes for clients facing traffic tickets, battery charges, DUI charges, probation violations as well as numerous other matters. Certified to practice juvenile dependency law in San Diego, she has represented parents in allegations involving child abuse and neglect. Ms. Oleson has also successfully argued for her clients in post-conviction relief matters, including expungements, felony reductions and sealing of criminal records. A native of San Diego county, Christina grew up in Ramona, California and attended Ramona High School. Ms. Oleson had the distinguished honor of being the youngest attorney elected President of the Ramona Bar Association. Through her time as President of the Ramona Bar Association, Ms. Oleson organized and participated in monthly legal clinics to assist those in her community. While in law school, Ms. Oleson served as President of the Federalist Society, Secretary of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law student government, earned Pro Bono honors, and served as a staff writer for the Informer student newspaper.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Carl Beyersdorf

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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mrs. Oleson. Very experienced and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first.


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Contact info

Law Offices of the Public Defender, Fresno County

2220 Tulare Street
Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93721


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law201105/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Young Attorneys SemifinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Client's Choice Award: Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Certification Qualified DWI Detection & SFST AdministrationLa Pier & Associates (NHTSA & IACP)2013
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Top Young Attorneys SemifinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
San Diego County Juvenile Dependency CertificationSan Diego County2012
Pro Bono HonorsThomas Jefferson School of Law2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, Fresno County2016 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyRamona Bar Association Legal Clinic2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyLegal Management Services/Earl Carter & Associates2015 - 2016
Volunteer AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender, Riverside County2015 - 2015
AttorneyOleson Law2012 - 2015
Law ClerkOleson Law2010 - 2012
Office Manager/Law ClerkUSJF2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationGeneral Member2014 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2013 - Present
Ramona Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationGeneral Member2012 - Present
Ramona Bar AssociationPresident2015 - 2016
La Jolla Bar AssociationGeneral Member2014 - 2015
North County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2012 - 2015
Illinois State Bar AssociationGeneral Member2011 - 2015
TJSL Student Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. A.S.Case Dismissed.
People v. J.C.Case Dismissed.
People v. J.D.Fine Only.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ventura Citizens JournalDUI Checkpoints: Triumph for Public Safety or War on the United States Constitution2014
Ventura Citizens JournalOn DUI: An Attorney's View2014
WestlawEthics & Email Discussion Groups2014
Illinois Bar JournalEthics and Email Discussion Groups2013
Company WebsiteCompany Website Articles2013
Ramona Bar Association Legal BeagleChristina J. Oleson, Esq. & Nathaniel J. Oleson, Esq.2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, San MarcosBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
National College for DUI Defense, Winter 2014 SessionN/AN/AN/A
San Diego Inn of Court Evidence WorkshopN/AN/AN/A
California Public Defenders Association, DUI Defense Institute 2014N/AN/AN/A
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of California, San Diego Legal PanelCareers in the Legal Field2012