CRON Law

Amy Olson

Amy Cook Olson, Esq. is a trial lawyer with a focus on the representation of physicians, nurses, hospitals, and health care corporations involved in medical negligence and health care litigation.  She is an experienced trial lawyer, and has tried over fifty cases throughout her career.  Ms. Cook Olson serves as national outside counsel for several businesses and defends litigation throughout the United States in cases involving complex and class action litigation involving health care and business disputes.  Ms. Cook Olson also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury and products liability matters. She is admitted to practice in both Colorado and Illinois, and is admitted before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Cook Olson has an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  She was recognized as a Top 50 Women Lawyer in 2013, 2014 & 2015 by Colorado Super Lawyers, and has been recognized by Colorado Super Lawyers since 2011.  Ms. Cook Olson is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.

DOCTORATE OF LAW | 1996 | UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, COLLEGE OF LAW

  • American Bar Association Student Law Division: Nationally Elected Officer (Treasurer) 1995-1996
  • American Bar Association Student Law Division: National Editor: The Student Lawyer
  • Recipient: Silver Key Award: American Bar Association Student Law Division 1996

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | 1992 | MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY

  • Double Major: Biology & Political Science
  • Minor: Chemistry

WASHINGTON SEMESTER PROGRAM | 1992 | AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

  • Political Science

MANAGING MEMBER | COOPER RICE & OLSON, LLC | DENVER | 2014-PRESENT

  • Medical Negligence Defense, Mass Torts, Professional Liability Defense, Corporate Liability Defense

MANAGING MEMBER | MURPHY DECKER HENSEN & COOK-OLSON, LLC | DENVER | 2010-2014

  • Medical Negligence Defense, Mass Torts, Professional Liability Defense, Corporate Liability Defense

SHAREHOLDER | MONTGOMERY LITTLE & MCGREW, PC | DENVER | 2001-2010

  • Medical Negligence Defense, Personal Injury Defense, Professional Liability Defense

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER | DENVER | 1997-2000

  • Criminal defense specializing in domestic violence, assault & battery. Tried over 50 cases to verdict.

COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY’S OFFICE | CHICAGO | 1995-1996

  • Legal Intern | Authored over 30 appellate briefs for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

THE WHITE HOUSE | WASHINGTON, D.C. | 1992

  • Governor and Mayoral Relations | Authored briefs on local politics and affairs for presidential travel. Served as a liaison to local governments.

PERSONAL: Married to Jeffrey L. Olson, MD. Three children: Jake, Luke & Avery, who are all competitive alpine skiers with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.