Robert Kenneth Olson was born and raised in Kona. He attended Konawaena Elementary and graduated from Hawaii Preparatory Academy in 1995, where he ran track, cross-country(Captain), and played basketball. At HPA received the Career Athlete Award.
Robert attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1999 at Brandeis University in Massachusetts (Cross Country - Captain, All-American). Robert received his Juris Doctor Degree in 2002 from Western New England College of Law. Thereafter Robert clerked for Judge Glenn S. Hara in the Third Circuit Court in Hilo. After his clerkship, Robert worked for more than five years as a Deputy Public Defender on both Maui and O`ahu. Robert has extensive experience in jury and bench trials.
Robert has been licensed to practice law for more than seven years. Robert brings with him to the firm his experience from three different circuits. By joining his brother, Peter, Robert also becomes one of the handful of attorneys who practice on the West side of the island who were born in the area.