Garrett J. Olexa

Member

Overview

Mr. Olexa’s broad-based practice includes commercial and personal injury litigation, real estate matters, business formation and corporate transactions, and estate planning.

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Areas of Focus
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions Litigation and Line Siting Hearings
  • Business Formation and Corporate Transactions
  • Estate Planning
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
Education

J.D., Villanova University School of Law (1994)

B.S., LaSalle University, Business Administration (1991)

  • maxima cum laude

Biography

Mr. Olexa’s broad-based practice includes commercial and personal injury litigation, real estate matters, business formation and corporate transactions, and estate planning.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (1995)
  • Pennsylvania (1994)
  • New Jersey (1994)

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1995)

Representative Experience

  • Prosecuted a commercial lease dispute for a manufacturer and retailer of high-end custom furniture resulting in a $1.2M verdict
  • Achieved a favorable Arizona jury award of $3.7 million for an Arizona-based company stemming from a commercial dispute with a national company
  • Defense of a billion dollar a year national company against claims for tortious interference, defamation and trade libel
  • Representation of utility company in land disputes and related litigation
  • Representation of utility company in line sitting hearings
  • Representation of employers, employees, and independent contractors in business formation, contract drafting, general business and employment advice, and litigation
  • Representation of commercial landlords and tenants in landlord/tenant disputes, litigation, and lease negotiations
  • Representation of business owners, commercial contractors,  and homeowners in breach of contract claims
  • Representation of both parties in real estate breach of contract, negligence, and quiet title actions
  • Representation of a national manufacturer of pool chemicals in class action product liability litigation
  • Representation of defendant national liquor manufacturer in breach of contract action
  • Representation of national manufacturers in multiple product liability cases
  • Representation of plaintiffs (both persons and corporations) against manufacturers
  • Estate planning advice and preparation

Media and Presentations

Articles

Blogs

Presentations

  • “RAJI 4th,” State Bar of Arizona, Punitive Damages (2005)
  • “Bringing Claims Against Major Foreign Manufacturers,” Arizona Trial Lawyers (1998)

Memberships

West Maricopa County Bar Association

  • President (2011 – 2012)
  • Treasurer (2010)
  • Secretary (2009)

State Bar of Arizona

  • Member, Civil Jury Instructions Committee (2003 – 2005)

American Bar Association

Maricopa County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Community Involvement

Leadership West

  • Graduate, Class XV
  • Board of Directors (2011 – 2018)

City of Surprise Chamber of Commerce

  • Member, (2014 – 2016)

City of Phoenix Committee

  • Member, Neighborhood Revitalization and Housing Subcommittee (2005)

Christ Church of the Valley

  • Volunteer (2017 – Present)