Mike Olson has been practicing law in Michigan since his graduation from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1997. He focuses his practice on Civil Litigation, Family Law, Personal Injury, Business Law and Real Estate. Mike has successfully represented clients in Courts throughout Southeastern and Central Michigan including District Courts, Circuit Courts, Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts and Bankruptcy Courts. He is admitted to practice in Michigan state Courts, Federal Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Mike has a reputation as an effective, prepared and honest lawyer who has earned the respect of his clients, colleagues and Judges. Mike is often appointed as a Mediator and Arbitrator in both Family Law cases and Civil Litigation cases by the lawyers he practices with and the Judges he practices in front of. Mike is also often selected by the Court to serve as a Case Evaluator for complicated Civil Litigation cases.
Mike was elected by the lawyers of Livingston County to serve as the President of the Livingston County Bar Association and to serve as their representative on the Representative Assembly of the State Bar of Michigan. Mike also served as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Livingston County Chapter of the American Red Cross after being chosen for this leadership role by the other Board Members.
Mike has been married to his wife Laura since 1983. Mike and Laura met at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Mike started Law School at the age of 30 after spending a number of years managing small businesses. He has volunteered at his Church as a Religious Education teacher for middle school children since 1998. Mike and Laura have four grown children, the youngest of whom is currently serving in the United States Army.
Hourly ($295/hour), contingent (20-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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I never hesitate to recommend Mike to clients looking for quality representation in Livingston County. He is respected by the bench and bar. Mike is always prepared and has a compassionate demeanor. He is also an excellent mediator.
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||1997||08/04/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Elected Representative Assembly Member||State of Michigan Bar Association||2008|
|Clara Barton Honor Award||American Red Cross||2007|
|Elected President||Livingston County Bar Association||2006|
|Partner||Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner||The Kizer Law Firm, P.C.||1997 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||2013 - Present|
|United State Bankruptcy Court for Eastern Michigan||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District||Member||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Sixth Circuit Eastern District||Member||1999 - Present|
|Livingston County Bar Association||Attorney Member||1997 - Present|
|Michigan Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|Livingston County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2006|
|Foreclosure nullified||Client still in house after foreclosure|
|Wrongful Death Settlement||$400,000 settlement|
|Client received 100% of his pension benefit after divorce||Cleint kept his entire pension|
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|Livingston County Press & Argus||Ask The Lawyer||2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1984|
|Justice In Mental Health Conference||Guardianships / Conservatorships||2011|