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M. Eric Olmstead

M. Eric Olmstead


Eric is a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law. He has over 35 years of experience in civil litigation. Eric’s practice focuses on the areas of Business, Real Estate, Construction and Employment Law matters as well as Estate and Trust Litigation.

Eric works with owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in all phases of the construction process including contract formation, bonding, liens, claims and litigation relating to these areas. He also represents existing businesses in their legal needs including contract drafting and enforcement, UCC, dissolutions and collections, and assists clients in forming and operating new businesses including LLCs and small corporations.

He represents buyers and sellers in commercial and residential real estate purchases and litigation arising from such transactions. He also represents developers in all phases of real estate development including drafting development agreements, financing, representation before city and county planning officials and litigation related to these areas.

Eric counsels and trains employers on how to minimize their exposure to the risk of employment lawsuits. He handles cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and other Title VII based claims, ADA, non-compete agreements and trade secrets.


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  • J.D., University of Utah College of Law, 1987
  • B.S., Weber State University, 1982


  • Utah, 1996
  • Nevada, 1999
  • California, 1987


  • AV Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Utah Legal Elite™, Utah Business Magazine, 2021


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Southern Utah Bar Association
  • Member, Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Legislative Chair, Color Country Human Resources Association
  • Former Member, Committee for Governmental Relations, Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, Committee for Race Judicata, Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program