John Eric Olson has practiced transportation, aviation and maritime law for over 40 years. He is a member of the bars of New York and New Jersey and a member of the Maritime Law Association. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Rutgers University and studied in a foreign law program at Stockholm University.
Most of his career before becoming associated with the W.E. Cox Claims Group was with the prestigious maritime and transportation law firm of Hill Rivkins LLP in New York. He rose from associate, to partner, then to Senior partner. Prior to working at Hill Rivkins, he worked at an international law firm in Sweden.
During his career he has been involved in some of the largest and most significant maritime, transportation and insurance cases. He has litigated, arbitrated and engaged in mediation on the many transportation claims he handled. He has also defended NVOCC’s and has defended insurance companies and given advice on coverage to insurance companies on coverage and liability issues.