Attorney Manolo Olaso (email: email@example.com)
Mr. Olaso's focus is civil litigation and civil rights, particularly hard-fought and controversial sexual harassment cases and police misconduct cases.
Mr. Olaso practices primarily in the federal court system, but has extensive civil litigation experience in California Superior Court. He is admitted to practice in the following United States District Courts in California: Eastern District, Northern District, and Central District. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
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.
The following is a small sample of Mr. Olaso's noteworthy cases.
Eastern District of California (agreed-upon district for potential private arbitration): negotiated large settlement for two female employees, formerly of Sacramento-area automobile dealership, who claimed sexual harassment and retaliatory termination after they said management ignored their complaints that a salesperson was repeatedly making sexually suggestive comments and sexual advances. (2017)
Eastern District of California: litigated favorable settlement for computer engineering college student/Intel Corporation intern (Folsom) who claimed 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 large settlement for recycling company safety compliance director, a single mother, who claimed sexual harassment when she said 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 she said 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 who claimed racial discrimination by his supervisors at San Quentin prison when he said they engaged in a sustained campaign of unwarranted discipline and disparagement of his work 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 claimed sexual harassment when she said her supervisors repeatedly stared at her in a sexual manner, made sexual comments, criticized her work because she had rejected sexual advances, and attempted 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: argued at administrative hearing and 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 driver's license suspension which was based on the Department's unsupported finding that driver was a habitual drug user/drug addict. (2002)
Third District Court of Appeal: filed appeal and overturned erroneous criminal sentence handed down in Sacramento Superior Court, thereby winning an 8-month sentence reduction in a felony burglary case. (2012)