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Kristin L Olson

Litigation Attorney at Portland, OR

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  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    Oregon - OR 21 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kristin

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I am a trial lawyer.  I bring lawsuits and I also defend them, which gives me a broad perspective and the experience to anticipate the other side's potential arguments at trial.  I practice civil law, with a focus on personal injury and commercial litigation.  I don't just "litigate" cases--I actually try them.  This gives me the experience necessary to negotiate successful settlements, or to try a case when required.  

My experience includes:

- Representation of injured individuals, including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and sexual assault and abuse cases. 

- Business and commercial litigation, including breach of contract and non-compete agreement disputes. 

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Location

Olson Brooksby
1020 SW Taylor Street
Suite 400
Portland, OR, 97205

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Olson Brooksby
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate, then Shareholder
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey
  • 2004 - 2012
  • Judicial Clerk to the Hon. Robert Wollheim
  • Oregon Court of Appeals
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Freifeld v. Leisure Sports Inc., et al., Washington County Case No. 18CV12178 (April 1, 2019)
  • Succeeded in winning many motions, including a motion to amend to allege $1 million in punitive damages, in order to achieve a resolution.
  • Johnpoll v. Brix Tavern
  • Succeeded in winning many motions, including a motion to amend to allege $1 million per defendant in punitive damages, in order to achieve a settlement.
  • Dave's Killer Bread, Inc. v. Mont. Merch., Inc.
  • Motion to Dismiss granted.
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Associations

  • Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association
  • Board of Directors, Public Safety Chair
  • 2021 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Bonnie Olson Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Chair
  • 2002 - Present
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Darleen Ortega to the Oregon Court of Appeals
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2016
  • "Black Lives Matter: Race and Justice Across America" lecture by Charles Ogletree, Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics
  • Co-Planner
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Margaret Hallock Program for Women’s Rights at the University of Oregon
  • Fundraiser
  • 2015 - 2015
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, Membership Committee
  • Oregon State Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Oregon Law Institute
  • Co-Planner, Continuing Legal Education Program
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Committee to Re-Elect Judge Darleen Ortega to the Oregon Court of Appeals
  • Treasurer
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Girls Incorporated of the Pacific Northwest
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • National Association of Women Judges' Friends Committee
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Bullivant Houser Bailey Hiring Committee
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
  • Young Lawyers Committee Chair
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Oregon Women Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member, Transformation Committee
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter
  • Director
  • 2006 - 2020
  • Women's Law Forum
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund
  • Director
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Oregon Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Litigation Attorneys in Portland
  • Expertise
  • 2023
  • Tier 1 Commercial Litigation Firm - Portland Metropolitan Area
  • U.S. News
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2022
  • 36 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • 36 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • 20 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • 20 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • 20 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2018
  • 20 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2017
  • 20 Best Portland Litigation Attorneys
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Up & Coming Lawyers
  • Daily Journal of Commerce
  • 2010
  • Wayne Morse Fellow
  • Wayne Morse Fellow with full tuition scholarship
  • 2001
  • Quarterfinalist
  • National Debate Tournament
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Lawyers USA
  • Recovering Damages for Undocumented Workers
  • 2012
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Magazine
  • Indemnity 101
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer, Oregon Pleading and Practice
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • 2016
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Fall Seminar
  • Using a Vocational Expert
  • 2013
  • Oregon Casualty Adjusters Association Meeting
  • Fundamentals of Arbitration
  • 2011
  • Gonzaga University Pre-Law Department
  • Practicing Commercial Litigation
  • 2006
  • National Association of Legal Secretaries Meeting
  • HIPAA: What a Legal Assistant Needs to Know
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Kristin
Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristin is a knowledgeable, effective lawyer. She is a formidable advisary, yet maintains the highest level of professionalism. One would be well served to have Kristin as counsel. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Kristin for several years at Bullivant Houser Bailey. She is a talented, focused and effective litigator with significant trial practice experience. I recommend her highly for any type of civil litigation."
Car accident
Personal injury
Intellectual property

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Portland Litigation Lawyer Kristin L Olson
Kristin L Olson
Litigation Attorney
Portland, OR
Licensed for 21 years