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Jennifer Margaret Triner Olsen

Child custody Attorney at Davenport, IA

4.1   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    IL and IA

    20 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    IL and IA

    20 years

  3. Adoption
    Infant adoption Step-parent adoption Special Needs Adoption Relative adoption Finalization

    20 years

  4. Child abuse
    Juvenile Court

    20 years

  5. Guardianship

    20 years


Attorney Olsen graduated from Augustana College in 1991 with a Bachelors degree in Social Work and Sociology and immediately worked as a social worker for Bethany for Children and Family Services where she was an in-home caseworker working with families involved with the Iowa Department of Human Services and Illinois Children and Family Services. Olsen provided intense in-home counseling services to families dealing with child abuse issues. These families were involved in the Court system due to child abuse and neglect.

In 1998, Olsen left Bethany to take a job as a Supervisor at Lutheran Social Services in Iowa. There she supervised caseworkers proving in-home services to families and children involved with the Iowa Department of Human Services. Olsen also ran the infant adoption and special needs adoption programs at L.S.S. While working full time, Olsen earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Olsen is a trained individual and family counselor.

Olsen graduated from Drake University with her Law Degree in late 2003 and was admitted to the Iowa Bar in 2004. Upon graduation, she worked for Warner and Associates handling personal injury cases. She then worked as an associate at Aitken Law Firm handling custody, divorce and adoption cases. Additionally, Olsen worked as a contract attorney for the State of Iowa handling Juvenile Court actions.

In 2008, Olsen opened Olsen Law Firm where she is the principle attorney handling custody, divorce, adoption and Juvenile Court actions. Olsen has extensive trial experience and also has experience with private and Juvenile Court appeals.



Olsen Law Office
2322 E Kimberly Rd Ste 100 E
Olsen Law Office
Davenport, IA, 52807-7202


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Posted by Marie K | October 16, 2023
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Amazing, knowledgeable and a fighter.
Ms. Olsen was honest, direct and worked hard. I so appreciated her help with my divorce and custody case. She is such a great advocate.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
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A Breath of Fresh Air
After contacting a host of attorneys, Jennifer was a breath of fresh air. She quickly picked up the needed facts and treated me as a person, not just a client. Jennifer gave me strong advice and helped my navigate my divorce and child custody situation, keeping the children's best interest in mind. My case was highly contested and after a trial, I (the father) received primary custody of the children.
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Posted by Shana Johnson | February 18, 2021
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Amazing advocate
I can’t say enough about how great my experience was with Jen and her staff. She is amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and in the rare cases she might not know something she goes out of her way to find answers. She is a very strong advocate for her clients and goes the extra step to ensure their needs are being met, questions answered and the best possible outcomes are achieved. I think so incredibly highly of this woman and I never met her in person (Covid). I highly recommend her, she’s the best of the best!
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Posted by Jessica | January 13, 2020
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Strong and Won’t Back Down!
Jennifer is the best attorney around in the Quad cities. My fiancé and I hired her when we needed an emergency custody order. She initially met with us on a Saturday afternoon. She started work before even asking for the initial retainer. She was able to get us our emergency order and has since been able to keep it in place. We have had two additional hearings with her. She does NOT mess around! She is very straight forward, will tell you like it is, and tell you exactly how things are going to work. She has a game plan, sticks to it and exceeds it with excellence. The Midwest is known for favoring mothers, but Jen has been able to help my fiancé and I keep his daughter and is continuing to fight for us. We have spoken to her many evenings and on many weekends as well. She is a strong arm! She will literally embarrass the other party on the stand, in a professional manner, proving her professionalism. She has your back, but is open and honest with you as well and won’t feed you lies to make you happy. She has done a tremendous job at fighting for us, organizing all of our crazy information and exhibits, files documents timely and keeps in touch on what the next steps are. I am so thankful we found her when we did and that she will continue to fight for us through this difficult time!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2019
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Strong Attorney
Jennifer works hard for her clients and keeps the best interests of the involved children in mind. I was extremely happy with her representation in my divorce case, which was long and complicated. She picked up the facts very quickly and she has an amazing memory. I felt very connected with her and we had many conversations after 7pm at night as well as on weekends. My case went to trial and Jen stayed focused and strong. I would highly recommend her, especially if you want what’s best for the children.
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Posted by Becky | December 28, 2018
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Jennifer was very knowledgeable and honest about what to expect. I highly recommend her and have sent many referrals to her whom have also hired her. Very passionate about doing what is best for the children involved. Also quite reasonable rates.
Posted by Frank | December 7, 2018
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Excellent service! Very professional!
Olsen Law handled my case with excellent results! Very fair pricing and flexible on payment. Always on time, and available when I needed her. Her team is top notch!
Posted by Ashley | December 7, 2018
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Great Lawyer
She was very honest with me when I had concerns about my children's visitation schedule. I appreciated that she was to the point when she communicated with me about my concerns and didn't talk me in circles.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
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Trustworthy lawyer worth every dollar.
Definitely worth the money. Straightforward and fair. Got exactly what I asked for!
Posted by Kit | August 12, 2017
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Exceptional lawyer with best interest of kids at heart
Jennifer works tirelessly to represent her clients. She is tough, knowledgeable, a strong advocate for the best interest of children. She goes the extra mile to make sure she has all the information to represent her clients. She has a strong work ethic. Highly recommend her to anyone. She is straight forward and will provide honest, accurate feedback from legal perspective.( maybe some do not prefer honesty?) she is hands down the best! Reasonable, very fair fees.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2014
Best trial attorney!
Jennifer represented me in my divorce custody case. My case went to trial and she was fantastic! She was organized and when cross examining my x-husband she was able to catch him in many lies, which helped the judge see that I was the best parent to have primary custody if my child. I would highly reccomed her!
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2022
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Only cares when it's convenient
We did not agree on a lot of things which is fine but she did not fight for my case nor did she care to stick up for me or do her job as a lawyer and that is to defend me regardless of anything.
Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2015
Child Custody
She took my money, she didn't even have my best interest and turned against me. I got nothing, not even visitation rights, she keep over $2,000 dollars. I wouldn't recommend her to anybody.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2014
poorly defended client
I felt as if this atterny was not representing us. But more so the oppeset side. She is friendly enough but I don't feel she had my safty or best intrest at heart.nor did I fell that she fought hard enough to get my child a gaurden atlitam.who would have been the best person to help the judge make the best descion for my child. A custody case should be about the child not a petty war with the child being torn apart and put thru so much concussion. Due to a dession made without all the facts. Which is due to poor atterney practace.
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Work Experience

  • Lawyer/Owner
  • Olsen Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present


  • Drake University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Beautifully Blended - A Father's Roundtable Discussion
  • Blended Families - Legal Issues
  • 2017

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"Jennifer Olsen is a zealous advocate who works hard for her clients. In my experience, she provides sound legal advice and actively fights for her clients. She is easy to work with, and is not difficult for the sake of being difficult. I endorse this lawyer."
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