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David William Olson

Criminal defense Attorney at WEST PALM BEACH, FL

5.0   55 reviews

About David

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  1. Criminal defense
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    All State and Federal Criminal Matters, Felony and Misdemeanor.

    41 years, 10,000 cases

Having dedicated my practice exclusively to the representation of individuals suspected or accused of crimes for more than 40 years, I am proud to be a tireless advocate for the Constitutional rights and protections to which each of us is entitled.

Please visit my website at www.davidolsonlaw.com for more detailed information about me and my firm.
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Licensed for 41 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/23/2022
State NM
Status Inactive
Acquired 1981
Updated 04/23/2013

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

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The Law Offices of David Olson
1555 PALM BEACH LAKES BLVD STE 1400
WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 33401

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Posted by Tammy | July 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent
David was always available to discuss my case. He is easy to talk to and very understanding. He worked hard, and as a result we had the best possable outcome. I highly reccomend him!
Posted by Laurie | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Law Offices of Davis W. Olson
I hired Davis Olson to represent me in my third DUI case and I could not have been more pleased with the amount of care and time David spent with me. David and his assistant, Ginger were always available when I needed them. I would highly recommend The Law Offices of David W. Olson to anyone looking for great results. Thank you David and Ginger. Sincerely, Laurie
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
As someone from out of state, I was in the regrettable position of needing an attorney for a foolish DUI. During our initial conversations, David Olson demonstrated great local knowledge of how the system/process would work and what reasonable expectations and courses of action would be. All of this information was accurate. Throughout the whole process—which I found to be intimidating and disorienting—David was empathetic yet also pragmatic. He was always available and engaged and made a very scary process transparent and manageable. I would, without hesitation, recommend David’s representation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A+ Lawyer. Amazing Service. Look no further.
I hired David after being arrested with for possession of marijuana which in my case was actually a felony. David was very easy to speak to and really wanted to learn about me and the case as opposed to some lawyers who have a quick chat and move on. David was genuine with his words and knew the system better than anyone else I had spoken with. I highly recommend him for anyone in need. We had an extremely positive outcome for my case and it could not have been done without David. He kept me updated every step of the way with what could happen and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Thank you for everything David!
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Posted by brigitte | April 29, 2019
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Excellent attorney
I went in for a consultation and hiring him to come in my defense for my traffic citations with my driving history might be the best thing I could’ve done. Thank you again Mr.Olson and your wonderful assistant Ginger. I would do it with you all over again. Thanks once again.
Posted by Thomas | April 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond Impressed
Hello, I am a college student that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, my attorney, David Olson, has put my life back on track. Not only did he get my charges lowered, he eventually managed to get all of my charges dropped. He is truly a great guy, and I 100% recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Antonio | April 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's your man!!
David was very professional and personable. He showed that he cared, even though I knew I wasn't his only case. He helped me get through my situation with the outcome that I prayed for. Well worth the investment!!
Posted by Eric | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
David Olsen ill recomend to anyone this man is super knowledgable in every aspect of the justice and judicial system he beat my case and is all around fair and genuine Thanks David for what you did for me
Posted by Denise | March 11, 2019
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Amazing Attorney
I highly recommend David Olson to anyone in need of his special skills. He was professional, thorough and diligent in his pursuit of a fair verdict in my son's case. His support staff was also wonderful in getting information to us when needed. Mr. Olson and his staff are amazing!
Posted by Luis | March 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I HIGHLY recommend him!
I contacted David Olson on a situation where our son was charged with two felonies. From the very beginning David proved to be the best choice we could have ever made. He was courteous, informative, personable, insightful, and knowledgeable. He showed legitimate care for our son and the case. He is not only an expert in his field but is able to create relationships across the spectrum of people he comes in contact with; that means, in and outside of the court room. Thanks to his work - the felonies were dropped to misdemeanors, no jail time and no community service! I HIGHLY recommend David to anyone having to deal with criminal legal matters. He was an answer to our prayers!
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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Sam
David is THE BEST! He is a highly professional and efficient Criminal Defense Attorney who will get the job done, he works with you to solve any problem. We were able to get my Disorderly Intoxication Misdemeanor & Tress-passing charge DROPPED. He knows the ins and outs, and he has the experience to quickly sort-out your case. Quick, Simple, and Relieving!
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Posted by Thomas | October 28, 2018
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Best criminal attorney in Palm Beach County
Best criminal attorney in Palm Beach County!! I was facing multiple felony charges that would’ve come with 11 years in prison and David got all of my Felonise dropped!!! No jail time, no probation and no community service. He will fight for you and do whatever it takes to resolve your case with the best possible outcome. He’s worth every penny!!!
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Posted by Lynette | August 28, 2018
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The Best of the Best!
With the same unwavering dedication, commitment to hard work and legal excellence that David Olden brings to all his clients, he accepted my friend’s traffic case. Jose had been living in the US out of status and had multiple traffic infractions for driving without a license. These charges potentially could have resulted in a five-year prison sentence, a ten thousand dollar fine, and definite deportation for this father of two married to an American citizen. Mr. Olsen, passionate about improving access to justice and determined to help Jose secure basic constitutional protection, worked relentlessly partnering with a local immigration attorney. Mr. Olsen personally called me evenings and weekends with updates on his latest findings. The extensive information he shared with me about the case provided assurance to both Jose and his wife that his sentence most likely would entail serving a fifteen day jail sentence with one year probation and no deportation. When Jose appeared in court, the judge withheld the jail sentence and probation! Jose was fined a mere $323. and prohibited from applying for his license to be reinstated for one year. Formal accolades and honors are endless for David Olsen as a leader in the legal community. Responding to every client as a dear friend, Mr. Olsen respects and understands differences among clients. His positive energy is contagious as he serves his clients with confidence. Mr. David Olsen is a brilliant, yet unassuming criminal defense lawyer whose devotion to client service is unsurpassed.
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Posted by John | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Mission Accomplished!
After talking with David I had a very strong instinct that this was the guy that I needed to hire. I did and I was not wrong in my decision. He understood me from the very first conversation and had a great empathy for the facts of my case. I could not have asked for a better outcome after hiring David, and I am grateful for the work they did for me in saving what would have been a dreadful 2 years. If you came here looking for the right guy to work the facts and be on your side you came to the right place
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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So thankful I chose him
If you are in need of help, I highly recommend giving David a call. He is very professional and will tell you how it is. No BS kind of guy. My case was dismissed.
Posted by Danny | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, competent and respectful
I had a free consultation with Mr. Olson personally where he spent 20-30 minutes very clearly explaining my options. I confidently hired Mr. Olson and from that point forward he responded timely to any questions I had. Mr. Olson did everything he promised and the event was successfully handled.
Posted by Jillian | January 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
Mr. Olson is an extraordinary attorney. It is his strong work ethic, expertise, compassion and numerous other qualities are what make him the right attorney of choice if one needs legal representation. He makes you feel as though you are his first priority and always responds to your call and/or email and clearly explains what is going on with the case. I am truly grateful for his assistance and appreciate everything that allowed for successful resolution. Thank you!
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Posted by David | December 23, 2017
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The best
Dave was diligent and honest. From the moment I hired Dave I knew I found the right lawyer for my case. I would recommend Mr. Olson to family, friends & strangers. Simply put Dave is the best!
Posted by Kathy | December 8, 2017
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The best professional law team you can find.
Looking for a lawyer is not easy tast specially if you need someone that is knowledgeable, genuine, professional and compassionate. In my case I was able to find it all with Mr Olson and his team. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
True professional !
Professional, great followup and genuinely caring and empathetic. David is a true professional and I recommend him without reserve.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David W. Olson, P.A.
  • 1984 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Office of the Public Defender, Palm Beach County
  • 1982 - 1984

Education

  • University of Florida
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of North Carolina
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State v. Wayne B.
  • Charges Dropped
  • State v. Devon T.
  • Charges Dropped
  • State v. Jake S.
  • Charges Dropped
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Associations

  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Lifetime Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Criminal Law Section, The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Member
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Graduate
  • National College for Criminal Defense
  • 1982
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Publications

  • Frederick Levin School of Law
  • The Legal Riptide
  • 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • Constitutional Law
  • Fourth Ammendment Issues
  • 2006
  • Law Week
  • Police Practices and Constitutional Protections
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

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Given (21)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David for years. He is a great lawyer - professional and courteous - and dedicated to the cause of his clients. He knows how to get a case settled and if necessary how to take it to trial. Most importantly he knows what he has to do to protect his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a zealous advocate and consummate professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Olson brings a wealth of experience to the practice of criminal defense. He has a gift for explaining complex legal concepts in a simple and concise manner, and he is a pleasure to work with. I would absolutely recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for nearly twenty-five years having worked with him on several criminal defense matters during my time at the Public Defender's Office. His zealous and dignified representation of his clients along with his knowledge of the law place him among the finest in our area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David Olson for over 25 years. He is well prepared and enjoys a good reputation in our legal community. He is very experienced and knows all options for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse David Olson for any criminal defense matter. He is an experienced, super smart and knowledgeable lawyer who achieves excellent results for his clients. I have seen him in court and have referred him several clients, all of whom were highly satisfied with his work. The clients I've referred to David have reported he's very client friendly. He can be reached on his cellphone at virtually any hour, and listens patiently when they call. His creativity and proactive lawyering allow him to favorably resolve cases before trial. And when he goes to trial, his excellent trial skills, command of the case and natural sincerity often result in a favorable outcome. I would definitely hire David Olson if I were in need of a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is one of those attorneys always in the courthouse. Although busy with zealously representing his clients, he has always made time to help others in the community. His clients are fortunate to have him as their advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Olson is a well respected attorney in his field. His clients are always well represented with his expertise and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney with a vast amount of experience in the court room. David has the ability to get things done on behalf of his clients. The Judges know and respect him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with David for many years, and in that time I have found him to be an incredibly knowlegable, ethical and effective advocate for his clients. I have the upmost respect for David and his reputation in the community is seond to none."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known David since my days as a prosecutor. We had many cases against each other. He was always willing to fight hard for his clients while maintaining a good relationship with opposing counsel. Now as a defense attorney myself, I see how his tactics allow for him to be most effective on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David for the past 5 years. He is respectful, extremely patient and an excellent advocate for his clients. He treats them with nothing but respect and courtesy. In addition, Mr. Olson is very well respected in the courtroom by all the Judges and the State Attorney's Office. I gladly and happily endorse Mr. Olson as an outstanding member of the Florida Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Friend
"I have known David both personally and professionally for many years. He is one of the very best criminal lawyers in knowledge and practice skills. I have had the opportunity to watch him in action and can say without hesitation that he is impressive. If someone seeks a referral for a criminal lawyer, David is always my first recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a wealth of experience and sense of commitment I do not often come by. I have referred people to him and received nothing but good feedback as a result."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very experienced, competent attorney, having practiced for more than 30 years. I have known him more than 25 years, and have worked with him, refererred clients to him and have the utmost confidence in his knowledge and practicality."
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