OLIVIA WOTMAN

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olivia@pslglawyers.com

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ANIL KARIA

anil@pslglawyers.com

866.486.5556 x701

Will is a founding member of the firm. Over the course of his legal career, Will has represented over 100 law enforcement labor organizations in five western states. He is a veteran of hundreds of public sector labor negotiations. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and is the author of several books on public sector labor matters, including The Rights of Law Enforcement Officers (7th Edition), and The FLSA, A User's Manual.


Will is also the founder and director of Labor Relations Information System. Since its inception in 1981, LRIS has been a valuable resource for public safety labor relations. LRIS conducts labor seminars, publishes a monthly newsletter, and currently has six books in print.

We specialize in representing public safety labor organizations in all aspects of their labor relations, ranging from daily legal counsel, contract administration, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice litigation, and critical incident response.


We blend a vast amount of experience and scholarship in the law with the finest group of labor lawyers in the region. As the political climate in this country has rapidly changed, we have developed a sophisticated model of representation that blends traditional labor relations with proactive political endeavors, which has greatly benefited our clients.

Anil is a founding member of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2006. For the first three years of his legal career, he worked at a prominent Portland commercial law firm. He began practicing union side labor law in July 2009. Anil specializes in representing law enforcement associations and guilds in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska in all aspects of their labor relations, including day-to-day counsel, negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, civil litigation, and critical incident response. He is general counsel for police association and guilds of all sizes, including the Portland Police Association. He has bargained many labor agreements and has participated in numerous arbitrations on their behalf. He has also responded to over 50 officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths.


Anil graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1999 with a BA in Philosophy. He obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2006.


Anil is a frequent speaker for the Labor Relations Information System, University of Oregon LERC program, the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), and the Oregon Labor Law College. He also provides tailored training to our clients on topics ranging from shop steward basics to recent developments in the law.

WILL AITCHISON

Olivia is as an associate with the firm. She practices in the area of labor and employment law, with a focus on representing public safety organizations and their members. She brings a unique perspective to the practice, with close family in law enforcement, fire, and emergency services. 

Olivia graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of law in 2017.  Throughout her legal education, Olivia was highly involved in serving the community, volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children, representing claimants seeking unemployment benefits at the Unemployment Law Project, and serving as an Associate and Symposium Editor for the Gonzaga Journal of International Law.  She also served as a student representative for the Washington State Bar Association’s juvenile law section, and President of the Student Organization of Victims Advocacy.


Prior to attending law school, Olivia earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and worked for various non-profits serving clients with mental health and substance abuse issues.

As a native Nevadan, Olivia grew up on a working ranch, and recently adopted a wild Nevada mustang. She enjoys horseback riding and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her dog.