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kristin olson and scott brooksby recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022

Olson Brooksby PC is pleased to announce that Kristin Olson and Scott Brooksby have once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (2022).

Best Lawyers compiles its lists by conducting peer–review surveys to determine the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area. 

Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Their methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

After receiving more than 10,000,000 peer evaluations, Best Lawyers honored approximately 5% of practicing lawyers in the United States, exemplifying the work of the most elite and top-rated lawyers in the country.

Kristin Olson is listed in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Litigation-Insurance.

Scott Brooksby is listed in the practice areas of Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

for the third year in a row, olson brooksby is included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 list of “best law firms”

Since 2019, Olson Brooksby has been included in U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best Law Firms.”

In 2021, Olson Brooksby has the distinction of being selected by U.S. News for two separate practice areas in the Portland, Oregon regional law firm rankings: Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation–Defendants.

Also in 2021, Scott Brooksby has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© in two separate practice areas: Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation–Defendants.

Previously, Scott Brooksby has been recognized by Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America since 2018 for his work in Product Liability Litigation–Defendants. In 2021, Scott is recognized for his work in both Product Liability Litigation–Defendants and Commercial Litigation.

Kristin Olson has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America since 2019 for her work in Commercial Litigation.

This is the third year in a row Olson Brooksby has been included in U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best Law Firms”. 2021 is the first year that the litigation firm has been recognized for its work in two separate practice area categories: Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation–Defendants.

Law firms that are included in the 2021 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Olson Brooksby top Portland litigation firm
Kristin Olson and Scott Brooksby honored once again by Best Lawyers in America

Kristin Olson and Scott Brooksby honored again by best lawyers in America (2021 edition)

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson are listed in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for product liability litigation and commercial litigation.  No more than 6% of private practice lawyers nationwide are selected for this honor, which is based purely on peer review.

Scott Brooksby is honored in two practice categories: commercial litigation and product liability, defendants. Kristin Olson is honored for her commercial litigation practice.

Scott Brooksby has been honored by Best Lawyers® since 2018. Kristin Olson has been honored by Best Lawyers® since 2019.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 highlights the top 6% of private practicing attorneys in the US. The 2021 Edition is based on more than 8 million evaluations in 147 practice areas.

The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Olson Brooksby Featured in Eastmoreland Living Magazine

Olson Brooksby is so grateful to have been featured in Eastmoreland Living Magazine–a magazine for the residents of the beautiful Eastmoreland neighborhood in Portland. Thank you to Eastmoreland Living for featuring us and sharing a little bit about what we do, and thanks to Erin Fortin for taking the fabulous photos of us and our family.

The article explains how we ended up forming our law firm and why we love being litigators. The article ends with some general legal tips that we’ve shared with our clients over the years. Although people cannot entirely shield themselves from litigation, there are things you can do, such as buy plenty of insurance, to protect yourselves.

Olson Brooksby once again selected as one of the top litigation firms in Portland

Expertise has again recognized Olson Brooksby as one of the top litigation law firms in Portland, Oregon. Expertise selects attorneys based on more than 25 variables across the following five categories:

  1. Reputation: A history of delighted clients and outstanding service.
  2. Credibility: Building client confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
  3. Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  4. Availability: Consistently approachable and responsive, so clients never feel ignored.
  5. Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Olson Brooksby has consistently been recognized each year by Expertise as one of the top 20 litigation firms in Portland, Oregon since 2016.

Expertise prides itself on only featuring businesses that have been identified by their research process as the best in their area. Finding the right highly-skilled professional takes significant time and effort, including in-depth research, detailed comparisons, and deciphering which online reviews are reliable and authentic. Expertise features only objectively quantified and qualified professionals who are hand-picked.

While representing a victim of sexual assault, Kristin Olson wins a Motion to allege punitive damages against ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports, Inc.

While representing a victim in a sexual abuse case, Oregon sexual abuse lawyer Kristin Olson won a motion to amend to allege additional claims, including punitive damages regarding all claims, against SMG Properties Oregon LLC, dba ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports, Inc.

While representing a victim of sexual abuse during a massage at ClubSport Oregon in Tigard, Kristin Olson won a Motion to add $1 million in punitive damages to her lawsuit against SMG Properties Oregon LLC –doing business as ClubSport Oregon–and Leisure Sports, Inc.

Kristin also won a Motion to add the following claims against ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports: negligent infliction of emotional distress, negligent training and supervision of the massage therapist, and negligence per se.

The Court granted Kristin’s Motions in full, and gave Kristin leave to file a Second Amended Complaint to add punitive damages to all existing claims in the lawsuit as well as the new, additional claims.

In order to win the Motion to add the additional claims, Kristin had to show, among other things, that there was evidence to support them.

To win her Motion to add allegations of punitive damages, Kristin had to show that there was evidence that ClubSport and Leisure Sports acted with malice or have “shown a reckless and outrageous indifference to a highly unreasonable risk of harm and has acted with a conscious indifference to the health, safety and welfare of others.”  Oregon Revised Statute 31.730.

Kristin is an Oregon sexual abuse lawyer who represents sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits throughout the state of Oregon.

(Freifeld v. Leisure Sports Inc., et al., Washington County Case No. 18CV12178, April 1, 2019.)

Kristin Olson wins motion to compel documents in a sexual assault case

While representing a victim who was sexually assaulted during a massage at ClubSport Oregon, Kristin Olson won a motion to obtain documentation concerning the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists’ investigation into the assault on her client.  During the discovery phase of the lawsuit, Kristin requested the documents, but the defendant massage therapist refused to produce them.  Kristin filed a motion to compel the documentation and won, and the Court ordered the defendant massage therapist to produce all of the documents.  Freifeld v. Leisure Sports, Inc., et al., Washington County Case No. 18CV12178 (November 9, 2018).

Kristin is an Oregon sexual abuse lawyer who represents sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits throughout the state of Oregon.

In a sexual assault case against ClubSport oregon and leisure sports, Kristin Olson wins a motion to preserve allegations in her lawsuit regarding a different, prior sexual assault victim at the same club

While representing a victim of sexual assault in a case against fitness facility ClubSport Oregon and its management company, Leisure Sports, Kristin Olson successfully defeated the defendants’ motion to strike allegations regarding a prior victim of sexual assault at the same ClubSport location.  In the lawsuit brought on behalf of her client, Kristin alleged that her client was the victim of sexual assault during a massage at ClubSport Oregon in Tigard.  The lawsuit also alleged that there was a prior sexual assault involving a different victim by a different massage therapist at the same ClubSport Oregon location.  Therefore, Kristin argued, ClubSport Oregon and Leisure Sports knew or should have known that a sexual assault during a massage at that club location was foreseeable and should have changed their protocol to protect future potential victims of sexual assault during a massage, such as Kristin’s client.  ClubSport and Leisure Sports moved to strike those allegations.  Kristin successfully defeated that motion, and the allegations regarding the prior sexual assault remained in the lawsuit.  Freifeld v. Leisure Sports, Inc., et al., Washington County Case No. 18CV12178 (September 10, 2018).

Kristin is an Oregon sexual abuse lawyer who represents sexual abuse and sexual assault survivors in civil lawsuits throughout the state of Oregon.

While representing a victim of sexual assault against fitness facility ClubSport Oregon, Kristin Olson successfully defeated a motion to strike allegations in the lawsuit regarding a prior victim at the same ClubSport location

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson recognized by Best Lawyers in America©

Scott Brooksby and Kristin Olson are listed in the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America© for product liability litigation and commercial litigation, respectively.  No more than 5% of private practice lawyers nationwide are selected for this honor, which is based purely on peer review.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 is based on millions of detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area.

Kristin Olson wins a motion to dismiss in a complex commercial breach of contract case against Dave’s Killer Bread

Kristin Olson recently obtained a dismissal of all claims in a breach of contract case brought by Dave’s Killer Bread against Kristin’s client, Montana Merchandising, Inc., a Montana grain company.  Dave’s Killer Bread, Inc. v. Mont. Merch., Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-0237-YY (D. Or. July 12, 2017).

Dave’s Killer Bread filed a lawsuit against Kristin’s client in Oregon.  Kristin’s client responded by suing Dave’s in Montana.  A dispute arose regarding the most appropriate venue–Oregon or Montana–for this complex commercial litigation case.

In a Motion to Dismiss, Kristin argued that the case should be litigated in Montana and that the Oregon lawsuit should be dismissed in its entirety.  The United States District Court for the District of Oregon agreed, and dismissed the case against Kristin’s client.

Kristin Olson, Oregon commercial litigation attorney
Kristin Olson obtains a full dismissal of a lawsuit brought against her client by Dave’s Killer Bread