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Alan C. Olson

About me

As a Wisconsin native I look forward to the biking season but have also learned to enjoy downhill skiing during the winter.  


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 50%
    27 years, 1.6 thousand cases
  2. Employee Benefits: 50%
    27 years, 570 cases



Hourly ($240-450/hour), contingent (20-40%), Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info


WIGood Standing198903/02/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer and Judiciary Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Leading Lawyers, Employee RightsAVVO and M Magazine2015
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
Leader in the LawWisconsin Law Journal2015
Super Lawyers, Employee LitigationThomson Reuters2014
Leading Lawyers, Employee RightsM Magazine2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
A+ AccreditationBetter Business Bureau2014
Pro Bono Honor SocietyState Bar of Wisconsin2013
Leading Lawyers, Employee RightsM Magazine2013
Leading Lawyers, Employee RightsM Magazine2012
Outstanding Pro Bono Law Firm Participation AwardLegal Action of Wisconsin2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and Managing PartnerAlan Olson & Associates1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2015 - Present
State Bar of Wisconsin, Labor and Employment Law SectionBoard Member2015 - Present
Lawyers for Civil JusticeMember2000 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1989 - Present
Wisconsin Employment Lawyers AssociationMember1989 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tracy L. Wink v. Miller Compressing CompanyJury Verdict in Favor of Employee/Client
Weitzenkamp v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of AmericaWin for disabled client
Castell v. MetLifeClient won LTD benefits
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Milwaukee Bar Association, CLE CommitteeMediation Best Practices: What are best practices for preparing and presenting your case during mediation?2015
Milwaukee Bar AssociationPitfalls, Pratfalls and Pearls of ERISA-LTD Litigation2015
Cardboard Boots, Steroids and Super RoguesFalse Claims Act2013
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 -- Inside The Treasure ChestWisconsin employment benefits and employment rights under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 20092009
Avoiding Hiring/Firing PitfallsIdentification of Employer Vulnerabilities and Development of Fix Strategies2007