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Posted by Don, a Juvenile client, Flag
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!
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
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.
Posted by James, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
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.
Posted by a client, Flag
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.
Posted by Matthew, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
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!
Posted by a Child Abuse client, Flag
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.
Posted by Spencer, Flag
Hired Jan in January 2012, he was very professional, straight forward, and a pleasure during a difficult time. I felt his fees to be very fair considering the level of high expertise and follow through demonstrated. After hiring him it felt like a weight had been lifted, I knew I had an expert on my side- Jan is no amateur. His years of experience were overwhelmingly obvious upon our consultation. Throughout my trial, his knowledge and know how continued to give me great peace of mind. I highly recommend him and will without a doubt, work with him again should I need his services.
Posted by Matt, a Sexual Harassment client, Flag
Jan olson represented me for more then a year. My case was extremely serious since i was facing charges that would put me in prison for 15+ years. I found him to be religious and wanted the right outcome out of every aspect of the case. Jan and his team came out of their way to meet and greet every witness at my home which was 40+ miles away from seattle. So he cares about his clients. Jan is very encouraging and very helpful from the beginning to the end result of my case and still calls to see how i am doing. I would totally recommend Jan P olson for anyone that wants a Lawyer that cares about his clients. I cannot tell you how many times he stayed late with me after hours, at his office to help me overcome this horrible allegation. Jan P Olson did/does his job and more some.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Let me start by saying I would highly recommend Jan to anyone looking for legal assistance. My particular case was a DUI/DWI arrest in late 2010. Jan was very supportive, was wiling to meet me when I could and even had me to his office on a Sunday morning to have our initial discussion. Throughout the lengthy and very bureaucratic process, Jan kept me very well informed in a very proactive manner. He instills confidence, gives his honest opinion based on his wealth of experience and was often spot on with his advice/views.
While my mistake was a costly one in many ways, Jan's quotes, billings and reconciliation was also very prompt and very clear.
Posted by Ron, Flag
Jan represented me. I found him honest, reputable, wanted to do what was right. He strove to represent me in a factual and direct manor. He referred me to a counselor in an indevour to help me work through the problems I had. He kept me informed all the way through the process. I appreciate his candor, his ability to keep me in the total proccess and keeping me informed throughout the whole ordeal. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jerrod, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jan was recommended to me by 2 other professionals. When I came to him I was facing a possible felony charge which could have landed me in prison for several years. Jan was honest and firm in our initial interviews but he also demonstrated a compassion that I had not expected in my situation. Jan worked with all of the parities involved in my case. His professional demeanor with the police detective and prosecutor kept me from spending any time in jail prior to my sentencing hearing. In court, Jan demonstrated his knowledge of the law and court procedures. He was seasoned and well spoken. In the end we were able to plea my case down to a misdemeanor and I was able to avoid all prison time.
Since then, Jan has continued to represent me as I have begun to put my life and family back together. He has been honorable and ethical at all times. I am immensely grateful to the people who referred me to Jan Olson. I highly recommend him to anyone facing criminal charges.
Posted by a Child Abuse client, Flag
Jan is the most professional and kind lawyer I have ever worked with. Not only does he aggressively work on behalf of his clients, he is also concerned for their welfare and upstanding in the community. Several years ago I was facing a situation with the potential for serious felony charges. Jan was able to work my case down to a misdemeanor with very little jail time.
Jan is responsive, honest and hard working. He presents the facts of each case and it's ramifications clearly and informs his clients of any changes immediately. He is trustworthy and has a high-level of knowledge regarding Washington law, including upcoming legislation that can affect his clients.
If you are facing criminal charges, call Jan and setup a consultation with him right away. He's worth every dime.
Posted by Kyle, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident in 2008.
As a young man looking to face serious prison time, my freedom and future truly hung in the balance. I was in desperate need of someone to not only represent me and to ensure I had a fair case within an exceedingly complex legal system. But I was also in need of a lawyer who cared about me as an individual.
I needed representation from someone who would take my case while not looking at my life as just another job. My worst fear would was having an attorney who only cared about the bottom $ while my case, and my future lay in devastation because of it.
Jan Olsen removed all of those fears. Over the course of a year, Jan looked under every possible rock, and utilized countless resources to help my case. He answered my numerous questions immediately when he could, and he got back to me promptly when digging was necessary.
There really isn't a more eloquent way of saying this, but Jan Olson really knows his stuff. At one point within my case, I was facing going before a judge who Jan knew wasn't the easiest to work with, and who had a higher probability just throwing the book at me. By chance one day, that judge was out sick. Jan picked up on this, and was able to squeeze my plea into the docket, same day.
I truly could continue on, utilizing more than my share of 'characters remaining', as there were so many instances where Jan went to bat for me. Where I never felt like 'he should have done this and that like such and so', or how I never felt like my case wasn't as important to him as is was me.
The bottom line for me personally is, with many years of my life at stake, it could have been easy for me to complain about my representation. With Jan Olsen, I couldn't have been more at ease, comforted, more grateful, through my horrible mistake.
I hope I never need Jan's services again, but If I do, or if anyone I know does, he'll be receiving a call.
Thank you for all your help Jan, I truly wouldn't be the same person without it.
Posted by Jerry, a DUI client, Flag
I have had the misfortune of having to hire a criminal defense attorney four times in the last seven or eight years. However. I was fortunate to have Jan Olson as my attorney. All of my cases were either dismissed, or pled down to minor offenses. Besides being informed and an excellent orator, the one thing that stands out about Jan is he loves his job. Although no person likes to go to court, it is a pleasure to watch Jan in action. He 'likes' to make his defense and win against the prosecutor. Lets face it. I hope I will never have to call Jan again. But in the unlikely event I am ever charged with another crime, he will be the first person I call.
Posted by Laura, a Car Accident client, Flag
I was in a horrible car accident when I was 18 were I fell asleep at the wheel, the two passengers, as well as myself got severely injured (there was no drugs or alcohol involved in the case). One of the passengers decided to have the State of Washington press charges against me-- I was charged with a second degree felony of vehicular assault.
This was one of the most traumatic things that has ever happened to me, the girl that filed the charges was one of my best friends and she and her family were relentless about everything that was going on. The most comforting part of the process was that Jan fought for me like I was the most important, and only client he had.
He was strategic and resourceful in every move we made. Because of the circumstances he had me plead guilty, but with an 'Alfred Plea' which means that it could get expunged from my record after two years (which it did), it also got dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor. It was amazing that it got approved, because the judge who has been serving there for over 20 years has never given this allowance to anyone except for me.
He was thoughtful, gracious, fierce when fighting, and kind to me when I was terrified and emotionally distraught during the process.
I would HIGHLY recommend Jan as a lawyer, he finishes strong and fights hard for your cause!
Posted by Austin, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jan can be compared to Superman in my book. He swoops down in the nic of time to save the individual falling off the skyscraper from irreparable damage. That’s my experience with Mr. Olson; a man of God given virtues, vast legal knowledge, and the ability to artfully craft the necessary defense for his clients. His professionalism and insight are unparallel to the average criminal defense attorney… then again Jan is not average, he is exceptional.
Posted by Stephen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
In June 2011 I was falsy accused of assult and was in need of an attorney. I was told by a friend that Jan Olson was the man to hire. After contacting Mr. Olson and explaining the situation to him, he agreed to take on my case. Immediately and very aggressivly Jan went on the offensive and within just a couple of weeks, He had succedded in getting all allogations against me dismissed. A few months later I received notice from CPS that in their opinion the allogations against me were founded. Again Mr. Olson went on the attack and within a short period of time was able to intice CPs to reverse and dismiss their founded allogations against me all together. I would highly recommend Jan Olson to anyone in need. He is prompt and agressive and he gets things done very quickly. It is not often that one runs across someone in the legal profession that exhibits the integrity, honesty, and get it done attitude of Mr. Jan Olson.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Jan represented me in a DUI case where the arresting officers alleged that my blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. He was able to get the results of the breath analysis thrown out. In fact after the judge refused to do so, he returned to the courtroom and again pleaded our case until the judge agreed. He took several photos of the site where I was pulled over on I5, showing the jury that I had pulled over from the fast lane to the shoulder in a safe manner, despite snowy conditions.
We practiced on two separate Saturdays how I would present myself on the stand and he prompted me as to what the prosecutor would ask.
Since this was the first time I had ever been in this situation, I had hired another attorney before I came to Jan. The first guy would not return my calls and more or less gave me the impression that I would lose my license but he could keep me out of jail.
Jan on the other hand, knew how to handle the case, was optimistic about our chances and told me how much it would cost to represent me. He kept his word on every count. I would recommend Jan to anyone facing any sort of criminal prosecution. He is a pro!