Attorney Manolo Olaso
Mr. Olaso's focus is civil litigation and civil rights. His specialty is hard-fought and controversial sexual harassment cases and police misconduct cases. If you have a sexual harassment complaint at your workplace or a complaint against law enforcement misconduct, contact us today.
Mr. Olaso practices primarily in the federal court system, but has extensive civil litigation experience at the Superior Court level in Sacramento County and beyond.
In addition to civil litigation, Mr. Olaso also represents clients in licensing hearings, including driver’s license suspension hearings. He is also responsible for the office’s appellate practice. He has argued and prevailed in front of California's Third District Court of Appeal in Sacramento and the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco.
Mr. Olaso is authorized to appear and practice in the following United States District Courts in California: Eastern District, Northern District and Central District.
The following is a sample of Mr. Olaso’s noteworthy cases:
Eastern District of California: litigated favorable settlement for former professor of pharmacy/department chair at pharmacy school who alleged age discrimination and retaliatory termination. (2015)
Eastern District of California: litigated favorable settlement for computer engineering college student/Intel Corporation intern (Folsom) who alleged false arrest and excessive force (taser) by law enforcement officers from the City of Rancho Cordova/County of Sacramento. (2014)
Eastern District of California: litigated favorable settlement for luxury automobile dealership service advisor for claims of age discrimination and disability discrimination when he alleged he was unceremoniously terminated after a distinguished 20-year career and after undergoing treatment for a life-threatening illness. (2008)
Eastern District of California: litigated large settlement for recycling company safety compliance director, a single mother, who sued for sexual harassment in the workplace when she alleged that her married supervisor repeatedly stared at her in a sexual manner, made sexual comments, and touched her inappropriately. (2005)
Eastern District of California: litigated six-figure settlement for woman who claimed her civil rights were violated when a City of Roseville on-duty fully-uniformed police officer propositioned her for sex and used a police department computer illegally to find her home address. (2004)
Northern District of California: litigated favorable settlement for California correctional officer for racial discrimination by his supervisors at San Quentin prison based on allegations that they engaged in a sustained campaign of unwarranted discipline and disparagement of his professional abilities in an effort to deny him promotion and get him to quit his career. (2014)
Northern District of California: litigated large settlement for former desk clerk at well-known San Jose/Silicon Valley hotel who alleged that two supervisors sexually harassed her by staring at her body, making sexual comments, criticizing her work performance because she had rejected sexual advances, and attempting to kiss her. (2012)
Yolo County Superior Court: litigated six-figure settlement in parents' wrongful death claim after their adult son, who was suffering a mental health crisis, died in the custody of City of Woodland police officers who had tasered and tackled him. (2009)
Department of Motor Vehicles: set aside driver’s license suspension for motorcyclist who allegedly crashed in driveway of private property while under the influence of alcohol. (2015)
Department of Motor Vehicles: set aside driver’s license suspension for motorist who allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol while traveling on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. (2015)
Sacramento County Superior Court: filed petition for writ of mandate and set aside Department's indefinite-term suspension of motorist's license based on the Department's unsupported conclusion that he was a habitual drug user/drug addict. (2002)
Third District Court of Appeal: overturned erroneous criminal sentence handed down in Sacramento Superior Court thereby winning an 8-month sentence reduction in a felony burglary case. (2012)