Brian Olney

Brian Olney

Pasadena, California
866-457-2590 (Toll-Free)

Brian Olney joined Hadsell Stormer & Renick in October 2015. Brian represents plaintiffs in employment, civil rights, and international human rights proceedings.

Prior to joining Hadsell Stormer, Brian clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Brian graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in 2013. At UC Irvine, Brian received awards for the highest performance in seven courses and was awarded Best Oral Argument in the UC Irvine Moot Court Competition. Brian also served as a Lead Articles Editor of the UC Irvine Law Review, and represented hotel workers and day laborers in wage-and-hour cases and immigration proceedings through the UC Irvine Immigrant Rights Clinic. While in Law School, Brian completed externships with the ACLU of Southern California and International Human Rights attorney Paul Hoffman.

From 2001 through 2010, Brian worked for the Service Employees International Union and its affiliates, leading campaigns to help healthcare workers win a voice on the job. While at SEIU, Brian also served as a Research Director and led lobbying efforts to pass legislation strengthening nursing home transparency and oversight. Brian received his B.A. with Departmental Honors in History from Wesleyan University in 2000.

Brian is admitted to the Bar in California.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment
  • Civil Rights
  • International Human Rights

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2014


  • University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Wesleyan University
    • Honors: Departmental Honors in History

Published Works

  • Paycheck Protection or Paycheck Deception? When Government “Subsidies” Silence Political Speech, in 4 UC IRVINE L. REV. 881 (2014)
  • Collective Bargaining is Not the Cause of State Budget Problems, in WHEN STATES GO BROKE: ORIGINS, CONTEXT AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE AMERICAN STATES IN FISCAL CRISIS (Peter Conti-Brown & David Skeel eds., Cambridge University Press) (2012) (with Catherine Fisk)
  • Nurse Staffing and Deficiencies in the Largest For-Profit Nursing Home Chains and Chains Owned by Private Equity Companies, HEALTH SERVICES RES. (2011) (with Charlene Harrington, Helen Carrillo, and Taewoon Kang)
  • Ownership, Financing, and Management Strategies of the Ten Largest For-Profit Nursing Home Chains in the United States, INT’L J. HEALTH SERVICES (2011) (with Charlene Harrington, Clarilee Hauser, and Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Lawyers Guild
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Constitution Society, Next Generation Leader