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James H. Olson

James H. Olson


916 503 4094


James defends public entities, owners, developers, contractors and other businesses in construction injury, premises liability, and catastrophic personal injury claims throughout Northern California. James is involved in the defense of a claim from the initial investigation, to securing and preserving evidence, through expert retention and disclosure, and trial. He handles research and analysis, case preparation, pleading, discovery, and law and motion. His experience covers various areas including construction injury, premises liability, catastrophic personal injury claims, construction defect litigation, malicious prosecution, business litigation, real property disputes, wrongful death, and employment disputes. James works closely with his clients to develop the factual and legal arguments to position the case for a defense verdict or leverage a reasonable settlement.


  • University of California at San Diego, B.A., 2004
  • University of San Diego, J.D., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California