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Christian James Olson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Plantation, FL

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“I hope I never need to call you.”  I have heard that response many times throughout my career when introducing myself as a bankruptcy attorney. The unfortunate reality of our current economic times is that often people do. Many people today are facing financial challenges that they never expected to, and are afraid and unsure of where to turn for help. If you are in debt, being sued, losing your home, facing garnishments or repossessions, I am here to help you. With proper advice and representation you can solve your debt problems, save your home and other assets and get a fresh start to put you back on the road to financial freedom. 

“Stand up for your rights. Don’t give up the fight.” – Bob Marley

Your bank has an attorney, and you should too.  I have dedicated my life and professional career to helping you, the consumer.  Too often we read in the news about banks breaking laws to steamroll the consumer.  The little guy often feels helpless and lost when facing big banks, corporations and debt collectors.  I will fight to keep you in your home, save your assets, and make sure there is a level playing field. 

In my 16 years of experience as a bankruptcy attorney I have learned that most of my clients are good people that have fallen on hard times. Job loss, divorce, medical issues, or bad investments are the main reasons for bankruptcy.  None of us really plan for these things to happen, but they just do.  We can’t change the cards we are dealt, but we can change how we play the hand.   Planning your bankruptcy case takes the skill, knowledge and expertise that is unique to our law firm. Each case brings its own set of circumstances.  There is no “cookie cutter” bankruptcy.  I am sensitive to each clients’ needs and issues. We are a dedicated team of professionals who know how to navigate through complex Bankruptcy laws and the court system.  Your case is our priority. 

I graduated from the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School in 1997, after earning my undergraduate degree from Lehigh University in 1994. In 1997, I took my first law job as a bankruptcy attorney for one of the local Chapter 7 panel trustees, where I gained invaluable experience working on all phases of bankruptcy litigation.   Building on that experience, I entered private practice because I knew I wanted to represent the consumer.  I have the knowledge and experience to file any type of bankruptcy case, from the simplest to the most complex. I have successfully handled thousands of Chapter 7 and 13 cases, representing both individuals and businesses.  I provide personalized, compassionate and aggressive representation because I know that filing for bankruptcy can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make.  My goal is to provide you with cost effective and efficient legal services to obtain the best possible result in your bankruptcy case.  I will plan a strategy for your case to obtain the fresh start that you need.

Licensed for 25 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Nowack & Olson, PLLC
8551 Sunrise Blvd.
Suite 208
Plantation, FL, 33322
Nowack & Olson, PLLC
6501 Congress Avenue
Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL, 33487
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank God for Chris Olson
Like many South Foridians, we were victims of the real estate crash of the late 2000s. Things looked hopeless with mounting debt, several properties that were under water plus our home. We had no luck negotiating with banks on our own. We were referred to Chris Olson by a family member. He and his team at Nowack & Olson explained our options. With his skillful guidance, we were able to save our home and one of our rental properites and relieve a large amount of debt thru bankruptcy. They even modified a mortgage for us. Now we are back on track financially with manageable payments and hope for the future. Chris Olson knows the law and how to suggest the best options for the individual. Everyone in his office was super helpful and kind to work with. Thank you Chris Olson!!!
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Posted by Maria Guerra | April 23, 2015
Highly Recommended
I hired Christian Olson for a very difficult post-bankruptcy issue dealing with my former boss (lawyer) wanting to put me through the mill for resigning. Chris gave me confidence and in an extremely professional manner handled my case giving me an outstanding result. Always professional, knowledgeable and kept me informed every step of the way. He always gave my case the attention needed and delivered great results. He listened and dedicated the time and strategy needed to handle a very difficult matter. Chris, once again THANK YOU.
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Posted by Sonia | December 10, 2014
Excellent Bankruptcy Attorney!
Mr. Olson is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney, made very easy and fast all of the procedure of my bankruptcy chapter 7 during a difficult time. I highly recommend him.
Posted by C.J.G. Boca Raton FL | October 10, 2014
The most down to earth, friendly and knowledgable bankruptcy attorney I have spoken to!
Anyone that is browsing reviews for a good attorney, READ THIS FIRST! When I first started looking into bankruptcy, I was referred to someone that after speaking to, I just had a really bad gut feeling about; so I began looking online for reviews. I sent emails through this site "AVVO" to approximately 25 different attorneys asking 3 simple questions. I asked: 1) Do you handle Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 business bankruptcy? 2) What are your approximate fees? 3) Can we schedule a consultation? That's it, 3 simple questions... To my shock, I received only 2 responses out of 25. The first attorney from this site that responded was very short with me, kinda rude and told me I do not qualify after a 10 minute consult. I was really starting to worry - that is...... Until Chris Olson called me...... Chris spent about an hour with me listening and giving me information. He was friendly, personable and we hit it off immediately. He scheduled an appointment around my hectic day the following day at his office in Boca, off Congress. During the face to face consultation, he spent well over another hour listening, looking through my documents and giving me straightforward advice. This was absolutely the best end result I could have asked for. It turns out, the last attorney was wrong and I do qualify for Chapter 7. I am signing his retainer today and have already referred a family member to him. I will update this site with another review when the Bankruptcy has been completed, but for now; I can tell you with certainty - this guy really knows his stuff! I cant even begin to tell you how much better I felt after walking out of his office. Call Chris Olson - you'll see what I mean!
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Posted by Beth | January 29, 2014
I highly recommend Chris Olson
Chris Olson is awesome and gave me the peace of mind I needed. For years my health was declining over the harassing phone calls and letters of threats. My home owner association was making my life unbearable and cause my blood pressure to sky rocket. Most of my problems came from losing a job after 25 years. Chris has done a amazing job and because of him my health is better and I am in the process of improving my situation. Chris returns phone call, answers your emails this guy is just really down to earth and is there to help. I would recommend Chris to my family and anyone going through a financial crisis. Chis is your guy and has my stamp of excellent.
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Posted by Chris | January 15, 2014
Preferred and Loyal Attorney
Chris Olson came highly recommended. We have used him for the past 3 years on various matters and have found him to be very knowledgeable and committed in accomplishing what our specific needs were that he was providing us on legal matters. We highly recommend him and will continue to utilize his professional services.
Posted by jose and carmen guzman | December 12, 2013
Christian Olson professional
Mr. Christian Olson was very helpful in solving a very complicated bankruptcy case, when we found Mr. Olson we had a bankruptcy case that not many lawyers would know what to do, he took us under his protection and worked a deal with the courts and banks, during this process we notice how well respected he is among his peers , we also notice how knowledgeable he is about bankruptcy laws, his office was and is always open to our concerns, his office staff was always very helpful. I will highly recommend Mr. Christian Olson and his staff to anyone in need of his expertice Thank you Christian for the second chance you gave us.
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Posted by Maria Esther Ruiz | December 12, 2013
A satisfied customer!
Mr. Olson has given me an excellent representation. He guided me thru the legal process and his advise has always been correct. I have recommended him to my friends and associates and will do so in the future. I have delt with many attorneys thru different deals in my career - real estate - and I find Mr. Olson to be a trustworthy attorney which is very hard to find in his field. I feel safe and secure with my dealing with Mr. Olson. I am very satisfied with his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2013
Getting My Life Back
I was very pleased with Chris & his Team. I had a very very complex and stressful situation, but they guided me through every step & I am getting back on track, which is a very good feeling. I went from chaos to having my life back to normal. Thanks again for all your Help.
Posted by Bill Randall | December 11, 2013
Bill Randall
I was introduced to Christian Olson a little over (3) years ago when I was looking into filing for Bankruptcy. I always go by my "gut feeling" and I am happy to say I was right in choosing Christian as my representative. Chris has tremendous knowledge and resources dating back over twenty years. He is easily accessible and returns calls promptly. I have recommended Christian numerous times over the past three years.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • 2013 - Present


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Client obtained loan modification and saved home


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Short Sale Symposium
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Endorse Christian
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Other
"Excellent Bankruptcy attorney, highly recommended. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Christian is an outstanding attorney. He is extremely proficient and has helped thousands of individuals file for Bankruptcy. I endorse Christian!"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chris. He is a highly skilled, intelligent and dedicated bankruptcy attorney with a passion for producing the best possible results for his clients. Chris provides honest representation and I highly recommend him for all bankruptcy matters."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I emphatically endorse Christian Olson. He is very experienced and exceptionally hard working. He consistently seeks and achieves the best results for his clients. Our legal community has been greatly benefited by his participation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is an excellent attorney. I refer many clients to him each month whom all rave about his ability to explain the mundane complexities of the bankruptcy code in an easy to understand way."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"Christian is know as one of the best bankruptcy lawyers in all of South Florida. His work are reputation are without question."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great Lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is honest and competent."
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Plantation Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Christian James Olson
Christian James Olson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Plantation, FL
Licensed for 25 years