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Christopher W. Olmsted
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(858) 652-3111
(858) 652-3101
4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 990

San Diego Ca

Christopher W. Olmsted is an Employment Law Attorney and a Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins, a Professional Law Corporation in San Diego, Ca.

Teague invites Chris to speak every year for our Teague Client Workshops.  Teague recommends Chris to all of our employer clients.

Practice Areas: Business Law and Civil Litigation

Areas of Emphasis: Employment Law Compliance and Litigation

Bar Admissions: California, 1994 California District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Education: J.D., Loyola Law School, 1994 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Experience: Mr. Olmsted is an attorney practicing in San Diego and throughout California in the areas of employment law, business litigation and real estate litigation.

Mr. Olmsted's employment law compliance and litigation experience includes: FEHA and Title VII claims regarding race, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and sexual harassment; California CFRA and federal FMLA; federal ADA and ADEA; False Claim and whistle blowing actions; public policy violations and other wrongful termination claims; ERISA; wage and hour claims; independent contractor misclassification claims; class actions; misappropriation of trade secrets; Labor Commissioner claims (Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement claims), EDD and Unemployment Insurance claims.
Mr. Olmsted regularly consults with clients regarding employment law compliance, and also provides training to management and staff, as well as other attorneys.
Mr. Olmsted serves as an instructor at Cal State University San Marcos, teaching a course titled "Legal Issues for HR Professionals" as part of the Human Resource Management Certificate Program.
Mr. Olmsted is available to serve as your employment practices liability insurance defense counsel ("EPLI" or "EPL").

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Mr. Olmsted’s business litigation experience includes commercial law/Uniform Commercial Code disputes, breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secret claims, unfair business practices/Business & Professions Code 17200 claims, real estate disputes, construction claims, insurance defense, and a variety of other business disputes.
Mr. Olmsted has represented clients in state and federal jury and bench trials, judicial and contractual arbitrations, and administrative law hearings. Mr. Olmsted also has significant experience representing clients on appeals before California and federal courts of appeal.
Mr. Olmsted is a member of: San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Legal Committee and Small Business Advocacy Committee, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, California Bar Employment Law Section, and the San Diego County Bar Association Insurance Section.