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Dillon P. Olson

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Dillon P. Olson is an experienced litigator whose practice is devoted primarily to commercial litigation, appeals, and employment law. In his commercial litigation practice, Dillon has substantial experience in all phases of litigation in both state and federal courts. Dillon has represented a wide variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals. Dillon has obtained favorable results in litigation relating to bankruptcy, community association, condemnation, contracts, construction, corporate governance, cybersecurity, employment, environment and natural resources, energy and utilities, franchise, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property, multilevel marketing, products liability, real estate, receivership, restrictive covenants, software, secured transactions, and trusts and estates. Some of Dillon’s experience includes representation of:

  • healthcare executives in ownership dispute over billion-dollar company;
  • major motion picture studios in connection with copyright litigation ultimately resulting in judgment in excess of $62,000,000;
  • Fortune 50 financial institution in successful appeal upholding judgment in excess of $10,000,000;
  • insurance companies and insureds in multimillion-dollar coverage and bad faith litigation;
  • state government offices in interstate, United States Constitutional litigation; and
  • global pharmaceutical and multi-level marketing companies in product liability litigation.

In his appellate practice, Dillon benefits from his experience at the Utah appellate courts, where he served as Judicial Clerk for Judge Orme of the Utah Court of Appeals and as a Judicial Extern for Chief Justice Durrant of the Utah Supreme Court. Dillon has successfully represented clients on appeal in front of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Utah Supreme Court, the Utah Court of Appeals, the Idaho Supreme Court, and the Idaho Court of Appeals, among others. Dillon has also presented appellate argument to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Utah Court of Appeals.

In addition to his litigation and appellate practices, Dillon assists clients in all areas of labor and employment law. Dillon has auspiciously represented employers in litigation and administrative charges relating to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Through careful planning, Dillon also works with employers in compliance efforts and in avoiding future litigation, including by drafting and reviewing employment handbooks, policies and procedures, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, executive agreements, and separation and severance agreements. Dillon’s labor and employment law experience has helped him provide effective outside general counsel services to numerous companies, including one of the world’s largest beverage partners of the Coca-Cola Company.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex and Commercial Litigation
  • Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Energy and Regulatory


  • The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • J.D. - 05/2016
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Highest Honors
    • Honors: Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law
    • Honors: William H. Leary Scholar for Outstanding Academic Performance (every semester)
  • Weber State University
    • B.S. - 05/2013
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Outstanding Graduate in Philosophy (top of class)
    • Major: Philosophy/Political Science


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation (2022, 2023)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®: Rising Star (2022, 2023)

Representative Cases

  • 1600 Barberry Lane 8 LLC v. Cottonwood Residential O.P. LP, 2021 UT 15, 493 P.3d 580 (affirming dismissal of claims against client and award of attorney fees to client);
  • Healthbanc Int’l, LLC v. Synergy Worldwide, Inc., 2018 UT 61, 435 P.3d 193 (extending economic loss rule and dismissing fraud claims against client);
  • Sistrunk et al. v. Morinda, Inc. et al., 2:18-cv-00175 (D. Utah 2019) (dismissing contract claims alleging damages upwards of $2,000,000 with prejudice);
  • LBG Ogden Five Points v. Ridley’s Family Markets, No. 1:21-cv-125 (D. Utah Jan. 12, 2022) (awarding summary judgment in favor of insurer and dismissing all claims);
  • Peerless Indemnity Insurance Company v. Brennan, No. 4:19-cv-00101 (D. Utah 2021) (awarding declaratory judgment to insurer and dismissing all claims with prejudice);
  • Ruesch v. Purple Shovel, LLC (Steptoe & Johnson LLP), Case No. 4:18-cv-00028-DN (D. Utah March 29, 2021) (granting summary judgment dismissing seven causes of action and claim for punitive damages);
  • Dole v. Dole, 2018 UT App 195, 437 P.3d 464 (obtaining dismissal of appeal in part and affirmance of remainder);
  • Medical Recovery Services, LLC v. Gepford, 468 P.3d 312 (Idaho Ct. App. 2020) (affirming dismissal and award of attorney fees to client)