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Eric S. Olson

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Eric S. Olson is a named partner at Cutt, Kendell & Olson. He graduated from the University of Utah College of Law. Mr. Olson has specialized in personal injury since then. He became a partner at the firm in 2013.

Mr. Olson specializes in wrongful death, brain injury, paralysis and permanent orthopedic injury cases. He focuses on product liability, trucking accident, industrial/construction accident, liquor liability and premises liability cases.

Mr. Olson has successfully litigated cases throughout Utah. As needed to best serve a particular client, Mr. Olson has litigated cases in other parts of the country as well, including in California, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi and Maryland.

Mr. Olson has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients during his career, through trial, arbitration and settlement. In single cases, Mr. Olson has recovered seven figures, and even eight figures, on numerous occasions.

Mr. Olson believes that getting the best result for his clients often requires in-depth analysis and convincing proof. In one of Mr. Olson’s recent cases, the firm hired engineers to analyze the roof of a 2004 Dodge Durango that had caved in during a rollover and paralyzed the front passenger. The experts showed how much the 2004 Durango roof would cave in if dropped from 15 inches at a certain angle. The experts reinforced the roof of another 2004 Durango and showed how little it would cave in during the same test if it were stronger. Here is a video of the testing:

In another of Mr. Olson’s cases, the firm hired an engineer to x-ray the tires of a vehicle that crashed when the tread of one of the tires suddenly detached on the freeway. The x-rays showed issues with the steel wires in the tires. Here are the x-rays:

Whether the case is simple or complex, Mr. Olson believes that convincing proof is what leads a case to success at trial or a fair settlement. That is why it is vital for a client to hire a lawyer who will spend the time and money trying to uncover the right proof.

Mr. Olson genuinely cares about his clients. He finds joy in helping them through some of the toughest times of their life. His greatest accomplishment as a lawyer has been to help certain clients whose quality of life depends largely on the outcome of their case.

Outside of practicing law, Mr. Olson has a wonderful wife and four kids. Apart from spending time with family, he enjoys basketball, fishing and outdoor adventure activities.


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014 - 2021
  • Utah Business Magazine Legal Elite 2015 - 2020
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers - Top 1% 2020
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 1% 2019
  • Top Attorneys: The Mountain States Outstanding Young Lawyers 2014, 2017 - 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 5% 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals - Top 10% 2017
  • America's Most Honored 2016

Our Clients Come First

  • I highly recommend the firm. It is conformed by a team of highly ethical and professional attorneys who resolved my case favorably in a fair and efficient way; with a special mention to Lena Daggs and Eric Olson.

    - Victor Lopez
  • When I was involved in a serious automobile accident I was referred to Eric Olson by two independent sources. Let me take this opportunity to recommend Eric Olson to you. Eric’s professionalism is superb and his personal attention is caring and kind.

    - Lynn
  • Eric and Lena were diligent and successful in obtaining the best outcome possible for me.

    - Darcey Wilde
  • I would recommend anyone to him who needed a lawyer for an injury claim.

    - Jenann
  • I will definitely recommend Eric to anybody looking for an advocate type lawyer. Eric and I also developed a friendship. I never felt like I was just another client.

    - Former Client
Eric S. Olson

Our Featured Case Results 

  • Truck Accident Verdict $16,400,000

    Jury verdict awarded for an 11-year-old boy whose family was killed in a car accident with an out-of-control semitrailer.

  • Medical Malpractice Verdict $14,500,000

    Jury verdict for a premature baby that suffered an anemic shock episode, which resulted in a serious and permanent brain injury.

  • Spinal Cord Injury Settlement $13,500,000

    Young woman paralyzed in a rollover accident.

  • Product Liability Settlement $12,500,000

    Woman suffered a brain injury in an accident that happened after a tire failed and the vehicle rolled off the freeway.

  • Workplace Accident Settlement $4,250,000

    Settlement for premature delivery of a baby boy in result of an accident involving his mother at the warehouse where she worked.

  • Legal Malpractice Settlement $3,000,000

    Settlement on behalf of four adult males who were the victims of legal malpractice committed by a large Salt Lake City law firm.

  • Product Liability Resulting in Severe 3rd Degree Burns $2,690,000

    Claim involving a camping product manufactured by an international company.

  • Negligent Operation of Waste Disposal Vehicle $2,500,000

    Client suffered permanent injuries to left arm that limited function.

  • Semi-Truck Negligence $2,500,000

    Rear-end collision when the operator of a semi-truck failed to stop on I-15.

  • Construction Accident Settlement $2,400,000

    Settlement reached on behalf of a 46-year-old construction worker who was injured when a scissors-lift tipped over and struck him on the back, shoulder, and head.

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