Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Insurance Law
- Occupiers Liability
- Personal Injury
- Motor Vehicle Liability
With the exception of brief sojourns in Montreal and Kamloops, Annie is a lifelong resident of Victoria. She was born and raised on the Saanich Peninsula and comes from a large family with roots along the west coast. Prior to law school, she spent years working in collections; this has given her a seasoned, practical approach to dispute resolution, and a conflict-resilient mindset. She completed her undergraduate degree at Royal Roads University and her law degree at Thompson Rivers University, where she was the recipient of awards in criminal law, privacy law, and for her performance in the 2017 BC Court of Appeals moot.
During her time at Carfra Lawton, she has worked with various lawyers on a wide spectrum of files including product liability, construction law, personal injury, motor vehicle liability, medical negligence, coverage issues and many more. She is excited to serve her community and province by offering quality legal services.
What is your deepest obsession outside of work?
All forms of art, but particularly music and literature. At the moment I am particularly fond of blues-influenced “rock” from the early 70’s, historical fiction and surrealism. Grunge and dystopian fiction are also high on my list.
What is your perfect meal?
A charcuterie board full of delicious local cheeses, veggies, nuts, olives, spreads, berries etc.
What is your favourite legal term?
“Nemo dat quod non habet” which translates into “no one gives what he (or she) does not have”. It typically refers to scenarios where someone attempts to sell something they have stolen, but it is a perfect example of a legal term that translates into life more generally.
Stats & Facts
Royal Roads University, B.A. 2015
Thompson Rivers University, J.D., 2018
Victoria Bar Association
Professional Legal Training Course- Program Assistant, Law Society of British Columbia 2017
Articled Student, Carfra Lawton LLP, 2018-2019
Called to the British Columbia Bar, May 2019
Associate, Carfra Lawton LLP, 2019-Present
Annie Olson, “Applying Rylands v. Fletcher in an Informational Privacy Context” (2018) The Advocate vol. 76 part 6