Christopher J. Olson


Practice Area: Construction Law, Employment Law , Civil Litigation and Real Estate Litigation


Chris Olson is an SMWB shareholder with more than 16 years of civil litigation and trial experience, including multiple jury verdicts and judgments in favor of SMWB clients. Chris represents individuals and businesses, including contractors, subcontractors, commercial and residential owners and tenants, employers and employees, in all facets of litigation through trial or negotiated resolution.

Chris’s services include consultation and risk management/avoidance, contract review and negotiation, bid protests, delay/disruption claims, insurance coverage disputes and complex construction, business and employment litigation. Chris also provides consultation regarding ADA compliance and defends ADA claims.

Chris received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1997 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of California at Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in representing clients in both state and federal court, as well as in private mediations and arbitrations, including proceedings before JAMS and the American Arbitration Association.

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