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Christina Jonae Oleson

Criminal defense Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   10 reviews
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About Christina

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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.

Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 11/29/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2011
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christina

Law Offices of the Public Defender, Fresno County
2220 Tulare Street
Suite 300
Fresno, CA, 93721

Reviews

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Posted by Scott Levy | November 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Aggressive Criminal Defense!!!
This Attorney is an absolute legal assassin in the courtroom, I would recommend her to anyone in need of zealous representation!
Posted by Tessa | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer!
Thank you so much for your straight forward, honest advice! I am most definitely coming to you if I have any issues in the future (not saying that I will) and am happy to refer friends and/or family members to you. Thank you again!
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2015
First time I ever needed a lawyer and was very happy to have found Ms Oleson
Handled my case with professionalism and was on quick to respond to my concerns. She was an advocate for me in a world of uncaring bureaucrats and a hostile legal system.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2014
Very Thorough and Professional Lawyer
Christina is very professional and did a great job! I am very happy about the outcome of my case in which she helped me in the process of getting my felonies expunged! I appreciate how she coached me on what I should say should the judge ask me questions and for answering all of the questions I had. She was very diligent and noticed mistakes that were made by the clerk once I got my motion granted. She made sure that the clerk signed my motion before mailing it to me! I would recommend Christina if you are looking to have your case expunged.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2013
Past client
I had talked to other attorneys before, but Christina was the only attorney that handled my criminal case in a very personal and caring way. She was always honest and upfront with me. Christina Oleson understood my constant fears. I was fighting for my freedom and didn't want to go back to jail or be on probation again. I will continue to recommend her because she fights from her heart as if her life depended on it. There are lots of attorneys out there, but if you want the best go with Christina Oleson. You will be glad you did.
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Posted by Robert | June 30, 2013
Perfection at it's peak
Ms. Oleson was outstanding in clearing my record. It was exceptionally easy to start the process to begin with. Filled out the required information and got a very quick response to my cases. Ms. Oleson and her staff were extremely knowledgeable , professional and courteous. I did not expect this courtesy extended to me let alone so quickly. I thought that passing information online in this process would be less than desirable. I was incorrect. My cases were attended to promptly with accuracy. I was informed and kept up to date in a timely matter. If I did have any concerns , I was able to speak to Ms. Oleson's staff promptly with no delays and have these concerns addressed immediately without hesitation. My concerns were taken care of and when I was finished speaking with Ms. Oleson's staff , I fully understood what was happening and my concerns were immediately laid to rest. Considering my case load I had laid upon Ms Oleson , all my cases were expunged within 6 months of starting the process. I had expected my cases to take much longer to go through the courts and be tangled up in red tape. Again , not so. My cases went through without delay. Considering my handy work due to more than a few violations , the fees and charges for these services were more than fair. I was unable to provide the fees required "up front ". Thanks to Ms. Oleson , Ms. Phan and Higbee & Associates I was able to be put on a payment plan that was very easy to manage. In conclusion , this has been a very pleasurable experience. Kudos to Ms. Oleson , Ms. Phan and the rest of the staff !!!
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Posted by Robert | June 30, 2013
Perfection at it's peak
Ms. Oleson was outstanding in clearing my record. It was exceptionally easy to start the process to begin with. Filled out the required information and got a very quick response to my cases. Ms. Oleson and her staff were extremely knowledgeable , professional and courteous. I did not expect this courtesy extended to me let alone so quickly. I thought that passing information online in this process would be less than desirable. I was incorrect. My cases were attended to promptly with accuracy. I was informed and kept up to date in a timely matter. If I did have any concerns , I was able to speak to Ms. Oleson's staff promptly with no delays and have these concerns addressed immediately without hesitation. My concerns were taken care of and when I was finished speaking with Ms. Oleson's staff , I fully understood what was happening and my concerns were immediately laid to rest. Considering my case load I had laid upon Ms Oleson , all my cases were expunged within 6 months of starting the process. I had expected my cases to take much longer to go through the courts and be tangled up in red tape. Again , not so. My cases went through without delay. Considering my handy work due to more than a few violations , the fees and charges for these services were more than fair. I was unable to provide the fees required "up front ". Thanks to Ms. Oleson , Ms. Phan and Higbee & Associates , I was able to be put on a payment plan that was very easy to manage. In conclusion , this has been a very pleasurable experience. Kudos to Ms. Oleson , Ms. Phan and the rest of the staff !!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 21, 2013
Terrific Attorney!
I've had the pleasure of working with Christina on some civil litigation cases and found her to be a most diligent, thorough and efficient attorney. She not only takes pride in doing excellent work but is also a genuine, caring and attentive person who you want on your side. I highly recommend Ms. Oleson.
Posted by C.L. | April 19, 2013
God bless you!
Ms. Oleson helped me clear my felony conviction off my record. I tried to do it myself, but did not fill out the right forms according to the judge and my request was denied. I would recommend her to anyone that has a criminal record because she will fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2013
An exceptional and caring attorney!
Christina Oleson is an exceptional attorney. I was very worried when I first spoke to Christina about my case, and it was the way she treated me from our first meeting that made all the difference in the world. She was positive, considerate, and actually cared about me as a person. I wasn't just another case to her. I felt like I didn't matter to the system, but as Christina's client I mattered to her, and that made all the difference. So Thank You Christina, not just for everything you did for my case, but for making me feel like I mattered.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender, Fresno County
  • 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Ramona Bar Association Legal Clinic
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Legal Management Services/Earl Carter & Associates
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender, Riverside County
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Oleson Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Oleson Law
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Office Manager/Law Clerk
  • USJF
  • 2006 - 2010
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Education

  • California State University, San Marcos
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • National College for DUI Defense, Winter 2014 Session
  • N/A
  • San Diego Inn of Court Evidence Workshop
  • N/A
  • California Public Defenders Association, DUI Defense Institute 2014
  • N/A
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • People v. J.C.
  • Case Dismissed.
  • People v. J.D.
  • Fine Only.
  • People v. A.S.
  • Case Dismissed.

Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • General Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ramona Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ramona Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • La Jolla Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • North County Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • General Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • TJSL Student Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top Young Attorneys Semifinalist
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award: Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Certification Qualified DWI Detection & SFST Administration
  • La Pier & Associates (NHTSA & IACP)
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Young Attorneys Semifinalist
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • San Diego County Juvenile Dependency Certification
  • San Diego County
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honors
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Ventura Citizens Journal
  • DUI Checkpoints: Triumph for Public Safety or War on the United States Constitution
  • 2014
  • Ventura Citizens Journal
  • On DUI: An Attorney's View
  • 2014
  • Westlaw
  • Ethics & Email Discussion Groups
  • 2014
  • Illinois Bar Journal
  • Ethics and Email Discussion Groups
  • 2013
  • Company Website
  • Company Website Articles
  • 2013
  • Ramona Bar Association Legal Beagle
  • Christina J. Oleson, Esq. & Nathaniel J. Oleson, Esq.
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of California, San Diego Legal Panel
  • Careers in the Legal Field
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (52)
Given (81)
Endorse Christina
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the privilege of working with Christina at the Public Defender's Office. She is respectful to the Court and District Attorneys but remains steadfast in her defense of her clients. She is calm yet powerful. She has a huge heart and cares about all of her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina is a respected, knowledgeable, and aggressive attorney who puts her clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows what it takes to get the job done.. Compassionate, and an excellent advocate. Call her if you need it done right the first time!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christina Oleson is an extremely knowledgeable, attorney and an effective advocate on behalf of her clients. She is well regarded in the legal field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From review Attorney Oleson's client reviews. endorsements and contributions to AVVO you can see that she is an excellent attorney who cares deeply for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is thorough and meticulous. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina is a great advocate for her clients and is often a contributor to discussions involving criminal defense. A+"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Christina. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina takes time to assist the general public in answering questions and offers sage advice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christina. Her contributions speak to her desire to assist the avvo public. Her local endorsements are admirable. Her reviews speak volumes. Read them! If your in Ramona do yourself a favor and seek a consultation."
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