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Shaun T. Olsen

Foreclosure Attorney at Merrillville, IN

4.8   16 reviews

also known as Shaun Olsen

This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Not Practicing
  • State Years
    Indiana - IN 21 years
    Illinois - IL 21 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IN
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Shaun

Learn Shaun’s areas of practice.

For more than ten years of service as an attorney, I have had the opportunity and pleasure to assist friends and clients in many aspects of their lives by offering direct information and solutions. My practice begins with helping people move forward and start their own businesses as well as protect and preserve their families through estate planning.

However, I also enjoy the opportunity to help those who have faced setbacks in their lives get back on their feet. I have helped homeowners save their homes from foreclosure and protected families from debt collectors without resorting to bankruptcy. In addition, I have assisted individuals who have been injured or lost money because of other people, companies, and/or banks through negotiation, mediation, trial by jury, and appeals.

In the past few years, I have successfully defended a mortgage foreclosure action at trial (which was the only mortgage foreclosure trial that particular judge heard in 22 years of sitting on the bench). I have also successfully litigated dismissals of foreclosure actions before the Indiana Court of Appeals.

Recently, I successfully argued the case of Johnson, et al. v. Wysocki, et al. before the Indiana Supreme Court that established a home buyer's ability to recover from sellers who do not disclose known defects in a home prior to closing. The Wysocki case overturned 132 years of law in Indiana applying the Doctrine of Caveat Emptor, or 'buyer beware,' to the purchase of most residential real estate in Indiana.

In addition to my private practice, I have also had the opportunity to serve the community as a Judge Pro Tem for the County and Civil Divisions of the Superior Court of Lake County, Indiana. Beyond those opportunities, I also make time available to work with the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation as a Head Coach of a 5U and 7U soccer team as well as volunteering as the Head Coach of all Track and Field Teams with children ranging from 4 to 10 years of age.

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Location

Olsen Legal Group Ltd.
8585 Broadway, Ste. 680
Merrillville, IN, 46410

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Catherine Gaston | January 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very cool son
thank you so much. he is very well mannered and a great friend of mine. 10/10 recommend.
Posted by Betty | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Experience with Shaun Olsen
Mr. Olsen has handled several items for us including will, trusts and estate planning. He is very knowledgeable and respectful. We were impressed with his promptness for appointments. We very much appreciated his sense of humor, which relaxed us. We felt comfortable to express our thoughts honestly. We also had several discussions with his very competent legal aide-the whole staff is polite and knowledgeable.
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Posted by Jennifer-Ruth | December 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
I hired Attorney Olsen for estate planning. He completed a will and an irrevocable trust for me. He was knowledgeable about the processes and was able to explain to me the different options I had. I am pleased with the product and support I received throughout the process. I recommend Attorney Olsen.
Posted by Debbie | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DA
Shawn was attentive and a pleasure to do business with both times I hired him. He was attentive an did not treat u like "another case"....Shawn I wish u the best...u were wonderful ....I will hire u again in a heartbeat
Posted by Lori Lynn | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy to Work With
Typically I throw out all solicitations in the mail, but for whatever reason I kept Mr. Olsen's and called when I was in great need of a lawyer quickly. It was the best decision I've made in years! Mr. Olsen is very personable and puts you at ease. I never felt looked down on, disrespected, or rushed through like I was just another case number. He is very clear explaining everything and patient with questions. From the first consultation I felt great relief that everything was going to work out fine and I would be OK with my situation. The online system he uses made it very easy for me to keep up with my case and submit documents when I had time, which was typically late at night or on weekends. As questions popped in my head, I could submit them in the system even if it was long past office hours. Several times Mr. Olsen answered my questions right away late at night, on weekends, and even on a holiday. None of my questions were urgent, but to get them answered that quickly saved hours of worrying and sleepless nights. Mr. Olsen's staff are wonderful to deal with as well. I highly recommend Mr. Olsen, especially for bankruptcy and/or foreclosure cases.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, friendly, and professional
We sought help from Atty Olsen at a very difficult time in our lives. We tried to file a bankruptcy ourselves, and dug ourselves into a deep, legal hole. Atty Olsen was able to help us rectify the situation very quickly. He answered all of our questions and explained the entire process in detail so we were not left guessing what the next step would be. Atty Olsen gave us a peace of mind in a tough situation and we could not be more grateful.
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Posted by Jon | August 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great 1:1 interaction and very knowledgeable
Shawn helped us with Finalizing our international adoption domestically and drafting our wills, living wills and powers of attorney. He was very helpful and highly knowledgeable on all subjects and gave us more 1:1 time with him than I expected. He was very easy to talk to and very personable and was able to convey information in terms we could easily understand. All matters were handled efficiently and professionally and I really felt he represented us will, especially in the court hearing. His staff was extremely friendly as well. Thank you, Shaun! You literally helped complete our family.
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Posted by Matt | July 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ethical, Excellent
Mr. Olsen solicited my business via a letter. He took on my debt case, and eventually the case was dismissed. Mr. Olsen was very honest about my case, and at no point did he make promises he couldn't keep. His office kept me updated every time something came up. Mr. Olsen promptly responded to my queries, including on a holiday. I would recommend Mr. Olsen for any case he specializes in. If he contacts you via solicitation, it's in your best interest to respond.
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Posted by marc | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great job always
I have used him on several occasions and each time I have had a wonderful experience I will not go to anyone else in the future for anything that I may need
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
Free Consultation
Omg, Mr. Olsen was very informative and knowledgable his craft, and helped me with my questions on my situation and somethings i could do on my own to fix it. Thank you!
Posted by Pete | December 27, 2014
Terrific attorney
Shaun helped with two matters--foreclosure and attempt by someone to collect on a debt not owed. Shaun answered my questions and explained everything in an easy to understand way. Shaun filed all paperwork on time and completely. Shaun also charges reasonable fees. The outcomes were positive.
Posted by Tracy and Toni | November 24, 2014
Land Settlement
We have used Shaun 2 times , once for buying a home and we went to closing expecting to pay more money and because of Shaun being very knowledgeable we got over $3000 back, also Shaun took on a land case for us to sue a title company , Shaun kept us informed made it easy to make payments and he won our case, with a larger payout than expected. I would highly recommend Shaun to anyone.
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Posted by Lucille | January 8, 2014
Awesome Attorney
When we first came to Atty. Olsen he treated us with respect and not like we were some kind of... Atty. Olsen has always responded to our calls, and e-mails in a timely manner. He knows Real Estate Law and is handling our Loan Modification. He works on the case and make us feel that he does care. Best of all he has never been condescending. We would really recommend Atty. Olsen to our friends and family.
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Posted by Gene | December 31, 2013
Fast, clear and great service
Mr. Olson greeted us as soon as we were announced and took us to his office. He listened to our needs and concerns and then gave us his advice, which was informative and helpful. He explained why our documents (wills) should be laid out and worded in specifics. Since our situation wasn't too complicated, he drew them up while we waited and covered them with us thoroughly. We signed them and left with them.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Collection Debt
I hired Shaun to resolve a collection debt that was not mine. That was in 2015. In 2018, there has been continuation after another. 10 days to mediation he decides to quit. He has left me with no representation. Only case about defending myself as if I understand what this means. My advice - don't let this happen to you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Olsen Legal Group Ltd.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge Pro Temp
  • Lake County Superior Court Civil & County Divisions
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Judicial Extern
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Indiana
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Summer Extern
  • Office Of The Illinois Attorney General
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Illinois State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Johnson, et al. v. Wysocki, et al.
  • Prevailed in June 25, 2013 Indiana Supreme Court Decision that Established New Law in Indiana favorable to Client overturning "buyer beware" rule for most residential home purchases.
  • Chase Home Finance LLC v. Bobis
  • Prevailed in Indiana Court of Appeals Case that Affirmed Dismissal of Foreclosure in case involving Robo-Signing

Associations

  • Technology Committee, Indiana State Bar Assocaition
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Best Indiana DUI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Honors Program Graduate
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Lake County Bar Association Family Law Conference
  • Mortgage Foreclosures and Refinancing—How to Protect Your Client and Beat the Lender
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Shaun
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I fully endorse Shaun. He is the first attorney I call for help on debt and bankruptcy issues for my clients in family law matters. I have also had a few family law matters where Shaun has represented the other side, and he is a delight to work with. If a settlment can be made, we work well together to accomplish that, but if we need to take an issue to court, he is well prepared and advocates for his client."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shaun Olsen is an extremely articulate litigator who represents clients to the highest degree of professionalism."
General practice Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shaun is a highly ethical, highly intelligent outstanding attorney."
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