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Born in Detroit, Edward Olson has lived his whole life in Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a BA in Political Science, with highest honor, as a Member of the Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, and with many other honors. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 1985 with his J.D. He passed the Michigan Bar and was admitted to all State Courts in Michigan that same year. Since then Edward Olson has been admitted to the Eastern and Western Districts of the United States District Courts, the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Edward Olson started his legal career as "in-house" counsel for the only national securities firm based in Detroit. He also worked as in-house counsel for the Michigan subsidiary of a Fortune 50 company. After that, he moved into private practice, first as an associate in a large Michigan law firm. He also worked in a mid sized law firm and later as the managing partner of two small law firms, from 1996 until 2006, when he opened Olson Law Firm.
He now focuses his practice on a range of areas including commercial litigation, corporate planning, estate planning, securities (including securities arbitration), contracts, employment, real estate and other general civil matters including bankruptcy. He is an arbitrator for FINRA (formerly known as NASD and NYSE). He is a trained facilitator/mediator and a case evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court. He has taught business law and ethics classes at Oakland University, Oakland Community College and Macomb Community College. He has lectured on securities, estate planning and other issues.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1985||02/11/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member||Phi Beta Kappa||1982|
|Principal||Olson Law Firm||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Sugameli & Olson||2000 - 2006|
|Associate||Johnson, Rosati, et. al.||1993 - 1996|
|Associate||Cummings McClorey Davis & Acho||1989 - 1993|
|Associate||McDonnell Douglas Capital Corp||1987 - 1989|
|Managing Partner||Velardo, Sugameli & Olson||1986 - 2000|
|Associate||Olde Discount Corp||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Rochester Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Michigan State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|Wayne State University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1965|