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Kristopher Robert Olin

  • Partner






Kristopher R. Olin focuses solely on civil and criminal litigation. A member of the Virginia bar since 2009, Kris has represented clients throughout Southwest and Central Virginia in both state and federal courts. Kris has a robust business and economics background after working at Morgan Stanley in New York City before he practiced law. In addition, Kris has represented the interests of people injured by auto accidents, trucking accidents, defective products, dangerous products, and medical malpractice for his entire career. He has defended criminal cases involving homicides, distribution of drugs, violent felonies, DUIs and DWIs, sexual offenses, reckless driving, underage possession of alcohol, public intoxication, and speeding.

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury 40%
  • Criminal Defense 40%
  • Business Litigation 20%

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2010


  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's List, 2009
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.A.
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Golden Key Society, 2004 - 2013
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Provozu V. Bundesamt, 21 N.Y. INT'L L. REV. 1, 153, Winter, 2008
  • Denial for Motions for Vacatur of Maritime Attachment and Garnishment under Supplementary Rule B of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Admiralty Practicum at 13, Summer, 2008
  • Indemnity Claim under 33 U.S.C. 905 was Dismissed, Admiralty Practicum at 14, Spring, 2008
  • The McCorpen Rule is Applicable to Claims for Maintenance and Cure and the Jones Act Action Survives to the Extent Indicated, Admiralty Practicum at 12, Spring, 2007

Representative Cases

  • 77 Constr. Co. v. UXB Int’l, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26541 (W.D. Va. 2015)
  • Roberts v. UXB Int’l, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117567 (W.D. Va. Aug. 22, 2014)
  • Bambarger v. Ameristep, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169481 (W.D. Va. 2013)
  • 77 Constr. Co. v. UXB Int’l, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 163942 (W.D. Va. 2013)
  • Ciliv v. UXB Int’l, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 112138 (W.D. Va. 2013)
  • United States v. Johnson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14093 (W.D. Va. 2013)
  • United States v. Johnson, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14735 (W.D. Va. 2013)
  • Ciliv v. UXB Int’l, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 151514 (W.D. Va. 2012)
  • Sisson v. Va. High Sch. League, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 132264 (W.D. Va. 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Martindale Hubble Client Distinction Award
  • 2015 National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2015 American Institute of Legal Counsel “10 Best” Attorneys award
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • BV Rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Torts I, Local Government Law, and U.S. Department of Labor Externship Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Ted Dalton Inn of Court, 2017 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Haga Law Firm, PLC, Attorney, 2009 to 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member of the Board of Directors, NRV Cares


  • English
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