ERIN K. OLSON is an experienced litigator who spent the first ten years of her legal career as a prosecutor. Her passion as a prosecutor was targeting those who exploited or harmed vulnerable victims, particularly children and the elderly. She continues that passion in private practice through the civil prosecution of child abuse, elder financial abuse, and wrongful death arising from abuse or neglect, and by assisting crime victims to enforce their rights in criminal cases.
She is a frequent speaker on issues concerning child abuse, elder abuse, and crime victim rights. She believes that advocating for the interests of her clients includes assisting them in pursuing non-monetary remedies that will assist in their healing, which has included legislative measures, public exposure of a dangerous practice, administrative or license sanctions, and public acknowledgments of responsibility.
Erin was raised on a farm in Madras, Oregon. She has made Portland her home for more than twenty years. After graduating from Stanford University in 1986, she worked as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Boston, then worked as a campus safety administrator and financial investigator in Hartford, Connecticut while attending law school. After receiving her law degree from the University of Connecticut in 1993, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, then returned to Boston for four years where she prosecuted complex fraud cases for the Massachusetts Attorney General. She returned to Oregon in 2000 and spent the next three years, prosecuting cases both in state court as a Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney and in federal court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. She has been in private practice since 2003.
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