Jennings Strouss & Salmon, PLC

Garrett J. Olexa

Office Phone: 602.262.5863
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Practice Areas

  • Employer Liability
  • General Liability
  • Other Areas
  • Property
Mr. Olexa’s broad-based practice includes commercial and personal injury litigation, real estate litigation and transactions, business formation and corporate transactions, and estate planning.

Martindale Rating

AV Preeminent®


  • J.D., Villanova University School of Law (1994)
  • B.S., LaSalle University, Business Administration (1991)
  • maxima cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to Practice
  • Arizona (1995)
  • Pennsylvania (1994)
  • New Jersey (1994)
  • Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (1995)

Awards And Honors

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
  • Top 10 Defense Verdicts in Arizona 2010, Arizona Attorney

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • West Maricopa County Bar Association
  • President (2011 – 2012)
  • Treasurer (2010)
  • Secretary (2009)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Civil Jury Instructions Committee (2003 – 2005)
  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Formation and Corporate Transactions
  • Estate Planning
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Real Estate Transactions and Litigation

Presentations And Publications

  • Articles
  • Author, “Ethical Wills: Conveying More Than Just Your Assets to Beneficiaries,” The Record Reporter (2015)
  • Author, “Op-Ed: Read this before locking out a
  • Author, “Dangers on the Roadway,” Advocate, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (2003)
  • Author, “Benefits From Industry Victory In Buckman Are Likely to Be Limited,” Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law Bulletin (2001)
  • Blogs
  • “Questions Concerning an Irrevocable Trust? Where to Look for Answers and How to Make Changes,” Phoenix West Valley Law (April 2017)
  • “The ‘Sound Mind’,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2016)
  • “Do You Have an Exit Strategy from Your Business?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2015)
  • “Contractual Arbitration Provisions: Are They Worth Keeping in Your Business Contracts?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2015)
  • “Does Your Will Contain a Profession of Your Faith?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2014)
  • “The Beneficiary Deed – Is It Right for You?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2014)
  • “Lockout of a Commercial Tenant: The Pitfalls,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2014)
  • “Attention Realtors: Are You Engaging in the Unauthorized Practice of Law?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2013)
  • “What Duties Does Your HOA Owe You?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2013)
  • “Arizona Supreme Court Declines to Expand Economic Loss Doctrine,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2013)
  • “Arizona Business Owners: Is that “Hold Harmless” Language in the Contract You Present to Customers Actually Providing You Protection,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2013)
  • “Are Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements Employees Sign Enforceable in Arizona?,” Phoenix West Valley Law (2013)
  • “Statute of Frauds Language Clarified by Arizona Court of Appeals,” PhoenixWest Valley Law (2013)
  • Presentations
  • “RAJI 4th,” State Bar of Arizona, Punitive Damages (2005)
  • “Bringing Claims Against Major Foreign Manufacturers,” Arizona Trial Lawyers (1998)
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