Biography Details

Maija Olivia is a partner in the Orange County office of Manning & Kass. Ms. Olivia has extensive experience in civil litigation, specializing in premises liability, construction site injuries, and business litigation matters with a particular focus on products liability and consumer law claims.

Since being admitted to the California Bar, Ms. Olivia has practiced as a civil litigator, exclusively on the defense side. She has defended entities associated with the retail, and hospitality industries, including owners, managers, tenants, and vendors. Representative cases include personal injury, catastrophic loss, premises liability, ADA claims, and third party criminal act claims.

In addition to the California Bar, Ms. Olivia is also a member of the New York State Bar and is admitted to practice in all courts of the State of New York. While in New York, Ms. Olivia worked as a civil litigator.

Ms. Olivia has conducted numerous successful mediations, arbitrations and jury trials.

Memberships

  • California State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Women Lawyer Association

Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Highlights

  • 2017 defense verdict in Athena Arnett v. Westfield
  • 2018 plaintiff settled for a cost waiver after motions in limine rulings in a slip and fall case (Rachel Le Nguyen v. Westfield)