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Christopher J. Olsen

Christopher J. Olsen

Associate

7979 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 400
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    Christopher J. Olsen is a member of Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC’s Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation and State Contracting, Procurement and Bid Protests practice areas. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Olsen was a litigation associate at a Baltimore firm where he handled cases involving toxic exposures, construction defects, insurance coverage, breaches of contract, and catastrophic personal injury in state and federal courts in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has also represented entities in administrative actions filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

    Notable Representations

    • Usher v. Riggs Realty, No. 1376, Sept. Term, 2014 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Apr. 5, 2017), cert. denied, 455 Md. 456 (2017) (affirming summary judgment based on insufficient evidence to establish causation)
    • Coley v. 23rd St. Realty Co., No. 2203, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Feb. 9, 2017) (affirming summary judgment based on absence of requisite expert opinion testimony)
    • Bonner v. S-Fer Int’l, Inc., 207 F. Supp. 3d 19 (D.D.C. 2016) (dismissing claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress with prejudice)
    • Griffin v. Jontiff, No. 0725, Sept. Term, 2015 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Apr. 25, 2016), cert. denied, 450 Md. 116 (2016) (affirming summary judgment based on insufficient factual basis to support expert’s opinion)
    • McKisset v. Brentwood BWI One, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162672 (D. Md. Dec. 4, 2015) (granting motion to compel Rule 35 examination without restrictions proposed by the class representative)
    • Cumberland & Erly, LLC v. Nationwide Mut. Ins. Co., 128 F. Supp. 3d 888 (D. Md. 2015) (denying cross-motion for summary judgment based on interpretations of an insurance policy)
    • Hamilton v. Kirson, No. 1530, Sept. Term, 2011 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Apr. 30, 2013), aff’d, 439 Md. 501 (2014) (affirming summary judgment in a consolidated opinion based on insufficient evidence to establish causation)
    • Alston v. 2700 Virginia Ave. Assocs., No. 0011, Sept. Term, 2012 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. July 10, 2013), aff’d sub nom. Hamilton v. Kirson, 439 Md. 501 (2014)
    • Hamilton v. Dackman, 213 Md. App. 589 (2013), cert. denied, 439 Md. 329 (2014) (affirming summary judgment based on insufficient factual basis to support expert’s opinion as to causation)

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH CASE IS DIFFERENT AND THE PAST RECORD IS NO ASSURANCE OF FAVORABLE RESULTS IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

    Achievements

    • Selected to 2018 Maryland Rising Stars list (Civil Litigation)
    • Selected to 2018 Washington DC Rising Stars list (Civil Litigation)

    Bar Admissions

    • Maryland (2012)
    • Washington, D.C. (2015)
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2013)
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2015)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2014)