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Andrew W. Olsen

Andrew W. Olsen

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Guardianship, Medicaid & Medicare

About Me

Andrew Olsen received his B.A. in Economics from Pomona College in Claremont, California, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  He is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is a board certified specialist in elder law.

Attorney Olsen is a certified Arbitrator in District Court and a certified Mediator in Superior Court and before the Clerk.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1975

  1. Elder Law: 24%
  2. Estate Planning: 24%
  3. Probate: 24%
  4. Guardianship: 23%
  5. Medicaid & Medicare: 5%



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (2%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Frederick Kenneth Nance III

    I highly recommend and endorse Andy! Andy is one of the best elder law attorneys I know. He's well-respected and a true leader in the elder law field. Beyond his legal excellence, Andy and his team really care about their clients.


    Frederick Nance Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Philip Scott Hedrick

    I wholeheartedly endorse Andy. He caring and knowledgeable attorney.


    Philip Hedrick Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Elder Law Firm Of Andrew Olsen

6781 Parker Farm Dr.
Suite 210
Wilmington, NC, 28405

4002 Executive Park Blvd.
Suite 200
Southport, NC, 28461





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2011
2009 Best of Wilmington - Elder Law FirmLocal Business Association2009
2008 Best of Wilmington - Estate Planning Law FirmUS Local Busienss Association2008
Superior Court Certified MediatorNorth Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyElder Law Firm of Andrew Olsen2001 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Carolina State Bar Committee for Elder LawChairperson2013 - Present
National Elder Law FoundationCELA2011 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A
VA Certified AttorneyN/AN/A
Arbitrator Certified in District CourtN/AN/A
Mediator Certified for Superior CourtN/AN/A
Mediator Certified before the ClerkN/AN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Pomona CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UnprogramAvoiding Medicaid Estate Recovery2012
The Probate Process From Start to FinishProbate2012
The KeysLiving Wills & Trusts and Health Care Powers of Attorney2011
Economic and Workforce DevelopmentPlanning for Long Term Care; Veteran's Benefits2011
Economic and Workforce DevelopmentWills & Probate2011
Coastal Senior ExpoElder Law Issues & Advance Directives2011
Veterans & Spouses Benefits Workshop - October 12thVA Benefits2010
Senior Resource Event - November 9thWills & Trusts2010
Probate Process from Start to Finish Seminar - December 17thUnderstanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate2010
First Annual New Hanover County Senior Resource EventWills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney2010
Family Caregiver Support GroupVeteran's Benefits - Aid & Attendance2010
End of Life Workshop - October 30thWills & Trusts2010
End of Life WorkshopWills & Trusts, LIfe Care Plans2010