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WARN Act Lawyer Mary Olsen

Mary Olsen has been associated with The Gardner Firm since 1994, and became a partner in March of 2002. Mary graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in 1990 and then attended the University of Alabama School of Law, where she graduated with a law degree in 1994. She is admitted to the Alabama State Bar and the Florida State Bar.

Mary's current practice is primarily focused on

WARN Act litigation

in State, Federal, and Bankruptcy courts across the United States. She has prosecuted more than one hundred WARN Act cases and served as class counsel in at least thirty-five. In addition to her work at The Gardner Firm, Mary is also of counsel with the law firm of Lankenau & Miller, LLP, in New York.

In addition to her WARN Act practice, Mary has also been involved in litigation of mass tort,

class action

, product liability, personal injury claims, and employee-side labor and employment cases.

Mary has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Naifeh and Smith's “Best Lawyers in America” in

Employment Law

, in the most recent edition of that publication and in previous editions.

In her spare time, Mary keeps busy with her two young children. She plays clarinet in the Mobile Pops, a community symphonic band and she frequently volunteers her time in local political activities.

Bar Admissions

 1994 Alabama State Bar
 1995 Florida State Bar
 1996 United States Federal Courts
 1997 U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit


 University of Alabama School of Law, 1994

Representative WARN Act Cases

  Rose, et al. v. Berkline, LLC, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 11-51993-MFW (Bankr. DE 2011)
  (settlement distribution in 2012 of $1.36M for approx. 483 class members)

  Moyer, et al. v. Barber & Ross Company, Adv. Pro. No. 07-05026 (Bankr. VA 2007)
  (settlement distribution in 2012 of $995,000 for approx. 264 class members)

  Kohlstadt and Braun v. Solyndra, LLC, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 11-53155-MFW (Bankr. DE 2011)
  (settlement distribution in 2012 of approx. $3.49M for approx. 858 class members)

  D'Amico, et al. v. Tweeter Opco, LLC. et al., Adv. Pro. No. 08-51800-MFW (Bankr. DE 2008)
  (pending settlement of $1.15M for approx. 239 class members)

  Viera, et al. v. Accredited Home Lenders, Inc., Case No. 1:07-cv-719-SS (W.D. TX 2007)
  (settlement distribution in 2011 of approx. $2M for approx. 260 class members)

  Price, et al. v. MPC Pro, LLC, Adv. Pro. No. 08-51802-PJW (Bankr. DE 2008)
  (initial settlement distribution in 2011 of $2.5M for approx. 865 class members)

  Watkins, et al. v. Hancock Park Associates, LLP, et al. , Case No. 10-cv-0016 (D. VA 2010)
  (settlement distribution 2011 of $428,000 for approx. 198 class members)

  McGrath v. Goody's, Inc., Adv. Pro. No. 09-50043-CSS (Bankr. DE 2009)
  (initial settlement distribution in 2010 of approx. $750,000 for approx. 297 class members)

  Owens, et al. v. Carrier Corporation, Case. No. 2:08-cv-2331-MaP (W.D. TN 2008)
  (settlement distribution in 2010 of $2.1M to approx. 774 class members)

  Kettell v. Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc, et al., Adv. Pro. No. 08-80153-JAC (Bankr. AL 2008)
  (initial distribution in 2012 of approx. $1.5M to approx. 2700 class members)

  Diaz, et al. v. Mervyns, LLC, Adv. Pro. No. 08-51810-KG (Bankr. DE 2008)
  (settlement of $3M with expected distribution in 2013 to approx. 600 class members)

  Koch, et al. v. American Home Mortgage Corp. et al., Adv. Pro. No. 07-51688-CSS (Bankr. DE 2007)
  (settlement of $6.5M with expected distribution in 2013 to class of approx. 2300)

  Austin, et al. v. New Century TRS Holdings, Inc., Adv. Pro. No. 07-50970-KJC (Bankr. DE 2007)
  (settlement distribution of $2.6M to approx. 1529 class members)

  Walsh, et al. v. Consolidated Freightways Corporation, Adv. Pro. No. RS 03-1074-MG (Bankr. CA 2003)
  (settlement distribution of approx. $8M for approx. 3000 class members)

  In re: Charter Behavioral Health Systems, LLC, Case No. 00-989-MFW (Bankr. DE 2000)
  (settlement distribution in excess of $15M for approx. 4000 class members)