Eric S. Olson
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
$16,400,000 Truck Accident Verdict
Jury verdict awarded for an 11-year-old boy whose family was killed in a car accident with an out-of-control semitrailer.
$14,500,000 Medical Malpractice Verdict
Jury verdict for a premature baby that suffered an anemic shock episode, which resulted in a serious and permanent brain injury.
$13,500,000 Spinal Cord Injury Settlement
Young woman paralyzed in a rollover accident.
$12,500,000 Product Liability Settlement
Woman suffered a brain injury in an accident that happened after a tire failed and the vehicle rolled off the freeway.
$4,250,000 Workplace Accident Settlement
Settlement for premature delivery of a baby boy in result of an accident involving his mother at the warehouse where she worked.
$3,000,000 Legal Malpractice Settlement
Settlement on behalf of four adult males who were the victims of legal malpractice committed by a large Salt Lake City law firm.