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I was referred to Jan in a criminal case. Not ever being in the system or understanding how to deal with the police, DA or detectives I used Jan. I took his advice, suggestions and direction and things for me worked out better than expected. Jan is a true professional and excellent lawyer. I HIGHLY recommend anyone involved in criminal circumstances retain him for defense.
Back in August of 2013, I had the misfortune of being falsely accused by my EX of assaulting my 7 year old son in the forth degree DV. My life had completely been turn upside down and I knew that this event would forever impact my relationship with my son if I didn't find the best of the best attorney. By chance, I found that in Attorney Jan Olson and within our first conversation I knew he was the right choice. Jan was very knowable and informative which allowed me to understand the complex justice system that I had been thrown into. Jan aggressively and diligently challenged the prosecutors attempt after attempt regarding multiple plea deals offered to me for over a year. For over a year the City dragged this case hoping I would take a deal and in 2014, Jan stated to the city" Ready For Trial". This trial had huge implications and ones that would forever impact not only my life but my sons life as well. The city was so committed to charge me that they actually had two prosecutors on the case during the trial to make sure they would get the job done. I'm sure that had a little something to do with the attorney I had in my corner! That became clearly obvious from day one of the trial when Jan completely controlled the court room from the moment we walked in. Jan's ability as a trial lawyer is nothing short of brilliant and my confidence in Jan was overwhelming. From start to finish and during an exhausting three day trial, I watched as Jan tore down the city's case against me brick by brick, witness by witness and even the city's own experts. It didn't take long to understand that this is where Jan likes to work best, in a court room. One year, three day trail and Jan was able to positively impact my life forever. The jury deliberated just under 40 minutes and returned with a unanimous NOT GUILTY! Having an experienced, committed and competitive attorney to help you navigate the complex legal system is everything.
" Time is important but the truth is more important then time"
Jan Olson was referred to me by my Family Law Attorney. I was not going to mess around with anyone that claimed to be affordable because I was dealing with Parenting issues at the time. You get what you pay for and Jan is the best and most cost effective there is out there! He is very professional and knows his business! He is very assertive when it comes to dealing with Prosecutors which is what you need in any case. His long term Career and experience speak volumes on their own but it's the special care that he takes to listen and plan accordingly to each individual case that sets him apart and adds even more to his high value. His legal strategy along with his uncanny intuition during Court proceedings is second to none! I would recommend Jan to anyone that requires Jan's extensive experience to help them navigate through their cases. He sure took care of me in the kindest way possible to get me a very fair result which carried through positively in my Family Law case.
I was recommended to Jan through a mutual friend. First off, my case took place nearly two hours away from Seattle and Jan made it to court appearances on and off for nearly a whole year, he was on time every time and charged and very fair travel fee. My case involved two charges, rioting and failure to disperse, both of which Jan displayed a great amount of knowledge about. Because of that, he was able to help me take care of both charges successfully. I had never been in court so I was nervous about it but Jan handled the speaking for me so that kept my stress levels down. In court Jan was always there early talking to the defense attorney trying to work things out, he is very reliable and dedicated to his cases. Throughout the process I met with Jan to keep in touch face to face and he made sure I always understood what was happening throughout the legal process. Overall I think my case went as well as it could have gone with both charges against me being dropped thanks to Jan. Not to mention he has a really cool office! Would Recommend to anyone.
Jan did an excellent job supporting our family and handling our case. He was knowledgable and was able to get us to a fair "win win" outcome by navigating the legal system and partnering with us throughout the process. I would highly recommend him!
Last year we were presented with a legal need for our minor child. It was important to us to find someone that was known in Christian circles as having integrity and kindness yet knew the legal system and was not afraid to make sure our child's rights were represented. Jan Olson was referred to us from 2 totally different people and we are so thankful that we chose him. He was always straightforward with us yet understanding in our predicament. He did get a lesser charge for us and for that we are grateful.
I was introduced to Jan through a mutual friend many years ago. I feel very lucky that relationship was in place. Upon being arrested I felt that I really did not know the first thing to do. I called Mr. Olson and explained my situation. Promptly we set up a meeting to go over the specifics and plan a course of action. I was impressed with his knowledge of my case and in general of the charges brought against me.
I was immediately set at ease that someone who knows the legal system was in control. Jan proved himself to me over and over. He was up to date as the case moved along and kept me informed of what to do next throughout the whole process.
As one sits in court, for me the first and hopefully last time, all kinds of worst case scenarios go through your mind. But those fears dissipated quickly as Jan talked to the judge. He obviously knew what he was doing.
I would highly recommend Jan Olson to represent you.
As a college student, spending time in court can be humiliating and stressful. Jan was pure business-he made sure everything was taken care of well in advance, and kept me informed throughout the process. I could not have asked for a better turnout.
Jan Olson has represented me in several cases. His expertise in the laws of Washington state shows in his response to prosecutors and judges. He has gone above and beyond through all my cases and has stuck by my side through some of the worst times. Thanks to Jan, I have been able to move forward in my life. His communication is outstanding, never does a phone call go unanswered even if it is a simple question. He has gotten several charges dropped and others reduced. I have used Public Defenders over the years and have learned no Public Defender compares to Jan. Well worth the phone call to find you options and get trulty top notch legal expertise!
A seasoned lawyer if child abuse cases. He is well connected with an excellent reputation among applicable judicial, government agency, law enforcement and treatment professionals. He navigated a dangerous situation for me with many key strategic moves along the way, resulting in the most favorable outcome possible. He has solid integrity and faith-based values. Time charged and hourly rate are reasonable.