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Michael J. Olson

Michael J. Olson

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Litigation, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Alimony… more 

About Me

Mike Olson has been practicing law in Michigan since his graduation from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1997. He focuses his practice on Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Real Estate. Mike has successfully represented clients in Courts throughout Southeastern and Central Michigan including District Courts, Circuit Courts, Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts and Bankruptcy Courts. He is admitted to practice in Michigan state Courts, Federal Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mike has a reputation as an effective, prepared and honest lawyer who has earned the respect of his clients, colleagues and Judges. Mike is often appointed as a Mediator and Arbitrator in both Family Law cases and Civil Litigation cases by the lawyers he practices with and the Judges he practices in front of. Mike is also often selected by the Court to serve as a Case Evaluator for complicated Civil Litigation cases.


Mike was elected by the lawyers of Livingston County to serve as the President of the Livingston County Bar Association and to serve as their representative on the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan. Mike also served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Livingston County Chapter of the American Red Cross after being chosen for this leadership role by the other Board Members.


Mike has been married to his wife Laura since 1983. Mike and Laura met at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Mike started Law School at the age of 30 after spending a number of years managing small businesses. He has volunteered at his Church as a Religious Education teacher for middle school children since 1998. Mike and Laura have four grown children, the youngest of whom is currently serving in the United States Army.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Litigation: 25%
    18 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    18 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    18 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    18 years
  5. Other: 30%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($295/hour), Contingent (20-33%), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Candyce Ewing Abbatt

    I never hesitate to recommend Mike to clients looking for quality representation in Livingston County. He is respected by the bench and bar. Mike is always prepared and has a compassionate demeanor. He is also an excellent mediator.

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    Candyce Abbatt Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Matecun Thomas & Olson PLC

915 N Michigan Ave Ste 6
Howell, MI, 48843

1600 Boston Blvd
Lansing, MI, 48910

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing199703/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Elected Representative Assembly MemberState of Michigan Bar Association2008
Clara Barton Honor AwardAmerican Red Cross2007
Elected PresidentLivingston County Bar Association2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMatecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC2011 - Present
PartnerThe Kizer Law Firm, P.C.1997 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember2013 - Present
Livingston County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2006
United State Bankruptcy Court for Eastern MichiganMember2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth DistrictMember1999 - Present
United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit Eastern DistrictMember1999 - Present
Livingston County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
Michigan Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Stopped Foreclosure / EvictionClient still in the house
Client received 100% of his pension benefit after divorceCleint kept his entire pension
Foreclosure nullifiedClient still in house after foreclosure

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Livingston County Press & ArgusAsk The Lawyer2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor - JD1997
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)Business AdministrationBachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Justice In Mental Health ConferenceGuardianships / Conservatorships2011