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COURTNEY J. OLSON

206.838.9153   |   colson@sociuslaw.com

When considering how to resolve any issue, my work centers around the best interest of the client.

A detail-oriented person with strong research and writing skills, Courtney pursued a career in law to make the best use of her talents to help others. She recognizes the importance of effective communication and stays in close contact with clients and colleagues. Those who work with her appreciate her positive and transparent communication style.

Courtney is primed to assist on litigation matters across various areas of law. She brings experience researching and assisting in drafting judicial opinions on a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Before joining Socius, Courtney served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marlin J. Appelwick of the Washington State Court of Appeals. She worked closely with Judge Appelwick to draft case memoranda for a three-judge panel. Courtney also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable James L. Robart of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

 

In private practice, she has worked on disputes involving environmental, real estate, tribal, tort, construction, and complex divorce issues.

 

Courtney previously worked as a legal extern for Legal Voice, a non-profit organization that pursues justice for women and LGBTQ people across the Northwest. She is passionate about its mission and continues to volunteer for the organization.

EDUCATION

J.D., summa cum laude, Seattle University School of LawExecutive Editor of Lead Articles, Seattle University Law Review

B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Loyola Marymount University


MEMBERSHIPS

Washington State Bar Association

King County Bar Association

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OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

Courtney grew up in the Pacific Northwest. After completing her undergraduate studies and working in Los Angeles, she returned to Seattle for law school.  She enjoys exploring all that Seattle has to offer with her two dogs in tow.