Erik A. Olson - Marshall Olson & Hull, P.C.

Erik A. Olson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 801-456-7655

After more than a dozen successful years as a top-tier litigator at Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of Utah’s largest and fastest-growing law firms, Erik A. Olson has left DJP to start a new litigation-only law firm, Olson Law, P.C. During his successful career at DJP, Erik made a name for himself in trials and appeals in cases ranging from small business disputes to massive, bet-the-company lawsuits. He has first-chaired at trial numerous cases to successful final judgment or verdict, won several appeals resulting in significant decisions in Utah law, prevailed in many dozens of lawsuits in advance of trial, and obtained hundreds of favorable client settlements. Erik served most recently as head of DJP’s litigation department, overseeing a team of nearly 40 litigators.

Erik founded OlsonLaw to provide big-firm-quality litigation work for Clients in a lean, nimble setting. OlsonLaw is uniquely committed to thorough case evaluation and budgeting at the outset of the engagement to explore all available nonlitigation and litigation alternatives, identify likely outcomes, set out a scope of work, and evaluate the expected cost. Unlike most large firms, OlsonLaw structures the cost of a matter in any of a number of alternative fee arrangements for those aiming to look beyond the traditional hourly billing approach. And rather than fall into the typical litigation slow track, OlsonLaw takes a trial-centered litigation approach to expedite cases wherever possible and maximize settlement and trial outcomes, using streamlined discovery as a tool to prepare for trial, rather than an end in itself.

Erik handles all varieties of business litigation cases from start to finish, ranging from simple contract disputes to massive, bet-the-company lawsuits.  Erik has significant experience in professional liability cases, real estate matters, fights between employers and former employees over noncompetes and other employment covenants (typically in TRO and preliminary injunction proceedings), business breakups, intellectual property disputes, and other contentious and complex matters. Erik is well versed in antitrust law and the application of economic principles to litigation matters. Additionally, he has collected millions of dollars for banks, private lenders, and judgment creditors in complex matters often involving alter ego claims, fraudulent transfers, and successor liability.

Erik has been recognized by his peers as a rising star in the Utah legal community.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed annually in Utah Business’s Legal Elite and Mountain States Super Lawyers. Erik is also recognized for commercial litigation by Best Lawyers in America.

Erik received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Utah Law Review and a finalist in the Traynor Moot Court Competition.  He clerked on the Utah Supreme Court for Associate Chief Justice Leonard H. Russon.

University of UtahBA 1996University of Utah -- S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D. 1999
Federal Bar Association, Utah ChapterSalt Lake City Justice CourtCanyon Rim AcademyUniversity of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Office Location

Newhouse Building, Suite 350
10 Exchange Place
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

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