Kari E. Olson practices in the areas of administrative and regulatory law, residential and commercial real estate, and appellate practice.  Her administrative and regulatory practice is concentrated in the areas of public utility regulation, environmental, and water law, including related litigation.  Ms. Olson’s utility regulatory experience includes general rate cases; certificate and other proceedings for new facilities, procurements, and projects under state law and regulation governing transition to renewable energy, grid modernization, and expansion of transportation electrification; and rulemaking proceedings.  Ms. Olson’s environmental experience includes advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations and representing clients before state agencies and state and federal courts on environmental permitting, rulemaking, and enforcement matters.

Ms. Olson serves on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico State Bar Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Section.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Olson clerked for the Honorable Justice Richard C. Bosson of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Prior to law school, Ms. Olson worked in animal husbandry overseeing the daily care of the sharks and sting rays at both the Albuquerque Aquarium and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.


University of New Mexico School of Law
Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, 2014
Clinical Honors
Deans Award

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Bachelor of Science, 2004
Women’s Water Polo, 2000-2004 (Team Captain 2003-2004)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, Member


Recognized in Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch

Order of the Coif