Justin Olson joined Bergman Draper Oslund as an associate attorney in 2017. After graduating from Seattle University School of Law summa cum laude, he served as a law clerk to Justice Mary Yu at the Washington State Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Justin began his legal career as a paralegal in a family-owned law firm representing plaintiffs in personal injury and medical malpractice cases.
In addition to representing asbestos victims, Justin was a founding member of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) at Seattle University School of Law. HRAP engages law students in effective legal and policy research, analysis, and advocacy work to advance the rights of homeless adults, youth, and children. While in law school, Justin co-authored two policy briefs investigating the use of laws that criminalize the necessary, life-sustaining activities of Washington’s homeless residents, which the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty described as “a model that should be replicated across the country by advocates working to end the criminalization of homelessness.”
Seattle University School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude, May 2016
Note & Comment Editor, Seattle University Law Review
Central Washington University
B.A., Law and Justice, June 2005
Washington State Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Justin Olson & Scott MacDonald, Seattle University Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Washington’s War on the Visibly Poor: A Survey of Criminalizing Ordinances & Their Enforcement (Sara Rankin ed., 2015), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2602318.
Jessica So, Justin Olson, Scott MacDonald & Ryan Mansell, Seattle University Homeless Rights Advocacy Project, Living at the Intersection: Laws and Vehicle Residency (Sara Rankin ed., 2016), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2776423.