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John K. Olson

PHONE 208.388.4878    FAX 208.954.5248   EMAIL

John Olson, a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Employment, Antitrust, and Health Care groups, has represented a wide range of clients in commercial cases in both state and federal court. He represents employers in employment-related disputes, administrative proceedings, and litigation. He also advises and counsels with employers on their rights and obligations under state and federal law. He also counsels clients regarding antitrust issues that arise in business, including in potential mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Olson worked in the Dallas office of Bain & Company, a global business consulting firm, and in the Facilities Management Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Significant Representation

Has represented:

  • A contractor for the United States government in a large, overseas-based, employment class action.
  • A large national retailer in employment disputes including disputes under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the discrimination provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Employers in wage and commission disputes.
  • A lender in its defense of a mechanic’s lien foreclosure.
  • An architect in a complex, multi-party mechanic’s lien foreclosure case.
  • An investment brokerage firm in a dispute relating to the firm’s investment advice.
  • An insurance company in a dispute involving reinsurance brokerage and reinsurers.
  • A commercial client in a bad faith insurance dispute against its insurer.

Practice Areas


Law Clerk, Hon. Will Garwood, United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2003-2004


Law School: University of Texas School of Law, J.D., honors, 2003

Order of the Coif

Chief Articles Editor, Texas Law Review, 2002-2003

Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, summa cum laude, B.A., Economics, 1994; B.A., Spanish Translation, 1994

Valedictorian, Department of Economics, August 1994

Community Activities

Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Boise, 2012-2014

YMCA Youth Basketball, Volunteer Coach

J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Boise Chapter, past Board Member

BYU Management Society, Boise Chapter

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