Stephanie D. Olson is an Associate at Klinedinst Seattle where she focuses her practice on professional liability, general liability, employment, and the appeals that flow from these types of matters.
Prior to joining Klinedinst, Ms. Olson served as litigation counsel to a non-profit where she gained appellate experience and advised the foundation on liability exposure and corporate matters. Ms. Olson has extensive experience litigating numerous cases before state and federal trial and appellate courts, including cases involving labor and employment, the Public Records Act (“PRA”), Public Employees Collective Bargaining Act (“PECBA”), state and federal constitutional law, campaign finance, and regulatory matters.
A leader in the community, Ms. Olson is passionate about fighting for freedom in the context of international human rights. She has dedicated her time to volunteering as a local and national leader for anti-human trafficking campaigns. Leading as first chair, Ms. Olson holds distinctive advocacy experience on many cases involving public interest litigation resulting in numerous published opinions. During her tenure at the non-profit, Ms. Olson frequently spoke to large groups, authored blog posts and spoke on talk shows regarding the non-profit’s mission and activities. Additionally, Ms. Olson is a published author in the Ephemeris Journal of Philosophy, the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section blog, and the University of Washington’s Law, Technology & Arts Blog. Ms. Olson has also served as a Special Deputy Prosecutor for Lincoln County where she assisted in pro-bono representation regarding labor and employment issues.
Ms. Olson earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law with honors and with a concentration in Dispute Resolution Concentration and International and Comparative Law. During law school, Ms. Olson served as the Symposium Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Articles Editor for the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts. She also externed at the Western District of Washington United States District Court, competed on UW’s national American Association of Justice Mock Trial Team, and served as President for the Federalist Society UW Student Chapter. Ms. Olson received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois and her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Wheaton College.