also known as Shaun Olsen
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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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|IN||Active In Good Standing||2003||10/03/2016|
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Member||OlsenCampbell Ltd.||2013 - Present|
|Judge Pro Temp||Lake County Superior Court Civil & County Divisions||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Weiss & Schmidgall, P.C.||2002 - 2013|
|Summer Extern||Office Of The Illinois Attorney General||2001 - 2001|
|Judicial Extern||U.S. District Court for the Northern District Of Indiana||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|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|
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|Valparaiso University Law Review||Reading Between the Lines: Why a Qualified ‘Clean Hands’ Exception Should Preclude Suppression of Wiretap Evidence Under Title III of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968||2002|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Illinois State University||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Lake County Bar Association Family Law Conference||Mortgage Foreclosures and Refinancing—How to Protect Your Client and Beat the Lender||2011|