Patricia Bernal-Olson

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Patricia Bernal-Olson

Associate University Counsel / Affirmative Action Officer

  • Adjunct
  • Staff

Profile & Areas of Primary Responsibility

Patsy joined UD in October 1998.  Prior to joining UD, Patsy worked as an investigator for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.  Prior to law school, she worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative.

Patsy's areas of primary responsibility include:  Affirmative Action, civil rights, disability issues, labor and employment law (including workers’ compensation and unemployment), human resources compliance (ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA), immigration, including I-9 and E-verify issues, and nondiscrimination issues.


J.D., University of Dayton
B.A., The College of St. Scholastica (Psychology and Natural Sciences, minor in Biology)