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Eric L. Olavson

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Associate Attorney
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC

Meet the Attorney

Licensed In

Maryland, Virginia

Practice areas

Business, Estate Planning, Family & Personal, Intellectual Property*


Eric Olavson is an associate attorney at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig PLLC, focusing on litigation, intellectual property, government contracts, employment law, and business formation. He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Before joining Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, Mr. Olavson worked as a law clerk at Baker & Hostetler LLP, addressing government contracts issues, and as a legal intern at international jet-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.

He earned his juris doctor from The George Washington University Law School. While there, he represented pro bono clients through Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, sat on the university’s Moot Court Board, acted as staff editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal, and was awarded the Michael J. Avenatti Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy. He also attended Brigham Young University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English.

Why I Practice Law

I enjoy tackling and resolving complicated problems for my clients.

Fun Fact

I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy hiking.

* Also covering federal matters for the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana, ...Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia, show more.

Professional Background


The George Washington University Law School

J.D. in Law, 2014

Brigham Young University

B.A. in English, 2007


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